Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sunshine Patio Set

I scored an awesome free patio set on Craigslist!  My husband and I actually went to pick up a swing set and the owners asked us if we wanted a small patio set.  It was a ugly mess to begin with.  I hate, hate, hate hunter green and of course the set was hunter green.  The plastic was unraveling on the chair arms and the glass was busted out of the table.

My first step to rehabbing this set was to rip the plastic off of the chair arms.  The chairs were dirty so I cleaned them up with some water and minimal scrubbing.  I primed the chairs with Rust-Olem spray primer.  I then used an awesome shade of Rust-Olem yellow spray paint to coat the chairs, I actually used two coats then did a few touch-ups.  I used a .99 cents can of white spray paint from Lowes to paint the chair backs.

 I love this stuff it works just as well as the pricey stuff, I always have a can of white and black handy.  I picked up some clearance fabric at Wal-Mart and made a cute little throw pillow.  I plan on making one more!

 I was really excited to put the set to use so I made a make-shift table top.  I traced the top of the table onto cardboard and cut around my tracing.  I covered the cardboard in batting and glued it in place with my glue gun.  I then pinned some of the matching fabric from the pillow onto the cardboard.  This is cute for now until my husband can help me make a new table top out of ply-wood or some other durable material.  I love bright pop of yellow!

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  1. Nice work! I like the yellow with the white! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Loving the yellow. Really gives the set some new life! :)

  3. Loving the yellow, because of course yellow is one of my favorite colors. THanks for sharing with my newbie party. Glad you found it and hope to see you again. It really has helped so many grow their blogs. Please do bebop around and see what blogs and girls you would like to make friends with as well, that is how it all starts happening.

  4. You did an outstanding job on that patio set. It was very ingenious of you the way you made a table top. I love it.

  5. Beautiful transformation of your patio set. I love how you created the tabletop and the fabric you chose is very pretty. Everything looks so cheerful and inviting! Thanks for sharing with us and for visiting me.Have a great week!~Poppy

  6. The yellow is so cheerful....and I love how you coordinated the throw pillow to the table top! EXCELLENT!

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  7. Great job! i love yellow. Thanks for commenting on my blog. I'm a new follower!


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