I know many of you have done beautiful transformations on old tired furniture with paint. I know. I have seen these works of art all over blogland!
My patio furniture was in great shape and I couldn't justify replacing it with something new. Truth be told, I couldn't see spending money on new furniture if I could update what I already had with a fresh coat of paint and a new color!
So after a lot of inspiration, I headed to the store for a few cans of spray paint and got to work.
Here is the before
I found a place online where I could purchase new straps for a reasonable price. After carefully measuring the seat dimensions with the instructions provided on the website, and picking the color I wanted, I placed my order, keeping my fingers crossed it would turn out right.
I used this in Dark Bronze
As you can see, this was before I re-strapped the seats. I also purchased a new umbrella with the same ORB finish.
I was very happy with the color. I wanted an ORB finish and this has just the right hint of metallic without being too shiny.
I couldn't be more pleased with the how the seats turned out. The color is perfect and although it took a bit of elbow grease, they were easy to do.
I was able to do all the painting in an afternoon and adding the new straps took about an hour. I saved that for a different day to make sure the paint was really dry.
Time well spent if I do say so myself!
You can find me out back.
.... I'll have some lemon in my tea, please?