This is NOT a paid or sponsored post. This is a project my husband and I did for ourselves.
If you’re anything like our family, you’re on a tight budget. There is no room in our budget for new outdoor furniture. We generally buy a piece here or there but replacing what we have just isn’t in the cards. We have an old set of plastic furniture that was sturdy but really looked bad from years of weathered abuse. I also was rummaging around in my father in laws things and found an adorable table that I decided to work on. Below is a before picture.
Each chair took 1 can of Spray Rustoleum Paint at a cost of about $3 a can. The plastic table took 2 cans of paint and the little metal table used the left over from one of the chairs. This is our opinion and we are not promoting Rustoleum but we tried another brand that looked comparable and it wasn’t. The paint peeled off the plastic so we will only use the Rustoleum brand. Below is a before picture of the little table.
We wiped down the furniture well before spraying. Each chair took about 2 coats of paint with touch ups here and there because of operator errors. It turned this cheap plastic set of furniture into something beautiful that co-exists with us well. I’m super glad we didn’t throw this out. We have another patio set with metal chairs and a glass table we got as a wedding gift. We’ve been married 27 years so it needs some freshening and is next on our list.
For less than $20 we revamped our deck furniture with the colors we wanted. Does your family upcycle?