Update Outdoor Umbrellas and Accessories With Spray Paint!

by Joy
Our furniture is a little hodge podge (sale, clearance, end of season- yeah that's me). I really don't mind it because paint and fabric have a beauitful way of tying all the mix match together.
This year we purchased two umbrellas from Costco - love them. As gorgeous as they were we had a problem... all that newness REALLY made my old umbrellas look incredibly sad. Overall the old umbrellas still had a season or two left in them. So.... what is a girl to do? She grabs her trusty can of spray paint!
You would almost think this umbrella was just beige...would you believe it was once navy blue?
See...I kid you not. The Texas sun is harsh!
Needs one more coat but it's soo much better!
Here is a great mirror I found at Home Goods in the clearance aisle that I thought would be a great option for outdoors. This summer I wanted a brighter gold finish and thanks to metallic paint- I got it! * I learned that the gold metallic fades outside so be sure to spray a non yellowing poly.

I seriously started gigling as I painted...not from the fumes, ha! Elated over this golden goodness my friends!
These chairs received a facelift last year... thinking about adding a little gold accent to them.
The After
And finally.... our little sectional needed freshening up badly. I used a hammered finish on the frame and used fabric spray paint for the cushions. HUGE change for little coinage. I did this project last season in hopes of getting two more years out of the cushions ($60 plus dollars a pop for each cushion is a no-go right now). So far they are holding up pretty well.
And... here is the BEFORE
This little product saved me major bucks! Definitely will use it again. You can find it on Amazon.

A plus to having the opportunity to repaint and repurpose - NO FEAR. You can be as daring and bold as you want - if ya don't like it.... paint it again!

Till Later,

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