Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Lawn Furniture Makeover
I'm skipping posting about our secret project this week to show you this project instead. I have often dreamed and drooled over new fancy lawn furniture sets in garden magazines, but we can't justify dolling out enough to buy a new car just for chairs that sit outside.. So I dream on.
This is what our patio furniture looked like. Two different colors of stained plastic. Ugly and boring.. But functional. We also have a rocking love-seat and table made out of extremely silver and weathered wood. ( I forgot to take a before picture of those).
After some new paint and cushions (Made out of a patio love-seat cushion we bought on clearance last fall), our patio now could fit in quite nicely in any garden magazine. The red pot is actually a bubble pot fountain that retails around $80, but we snagged it at a local thrift store for $4! They thought it was a strawberry planter of some sort. Now I can listen to the sound of running water again ( I miss our pond and waterfall).
Just one last view. Everything looks so fresh now. I love our new/old patio furniture. Even the gazebo was a thrift find. Our gazebo was crushed under the weight of an ice storm followed by a blizzard the night our son was born. I found a replacement on Craigslist cheep. I needed to sew the canvas and create a new top piece, but it turned out rather well. A new Patio set for under $40!
Be well and thrift on!.