Filed under: Garden, Home Decor.
About 10 years ago I purchased my first ‘grown up’ patio set. About two years ago they started showing their age. I was going to replace them, but I was having a hard time finding something affordable that fits my true personality – something bursting with color. I decided to make them over.
The paint on my chairs were chipped and unattractive – plus the chairs were brown:( A little elbow geese will take care of that issue. I used a wire brush remove the old finish, then I sanded the chairs with my Sander Next I primed the chairs, then spray painted them with outdoor/indoor paint.
I could not decide on a color, so I painted each patio chair a different color.
There was a toss up between painting one of the chairs orange or yellow. Orange won – it was more vibrant. I will paint something else yellow, I’m sure.
Looking back, I should have chosen yellow over purple.
Now I needed to address the chair cushions. The brown stripe was not doing it for me.
At first I was going to purchase new ones, but I did not want to pay the high prices you tend to see at the beginning of the summer season. I decided to cover the existing cushions. I can get new ones at the end of summer when they go on sale.
I used painters drop cloth to make a simple cover for the chairs. I basically made 4 over-sized pillow cases and slipped them over the seat cushions. But, they were a little underwhelming. May be adding pillows would help…
No, It needs something more… May be a painted yellow daisy…
But, as usual, I cannot decide on an image. So, I painted a red butterfly on the other chair cover…
And a dark red/maroon poppy – The poppy pattern started off as an embroidery patter I designed (you may download it from my Facebook page).
A peach tulip completes the set.
Now all I need is a larger patio to house all my plants – and I need to make some lumber pillows for my patio chairs – maybe, we’ll see.