Have some metal outdoor furniture that you need to repaint? Here how to get a paint job that looks good and lasts. If you want a perfectly smooth finish, hire someone to sandblast your patio furniture, or use paint stripper to remove all the paint.
Mickie is a retired librarian who loves to tinker around the house. Everywhere she looks, she sees possibility! My four wrought iron chairs used to be ivory white when I got them for Mother's Day sometime in the last century.
Although metal patio furniture is elegant and durable, it can over time become a rust-coated symbol of neglect. Instead of offering an inviting spot to relax on a warm summer afternoon, corroded furniture merely reminds you of better days gone by. But if underneath all that rust the essential frame of each piece is structurally sound, why spend money to replace the set?
So out of respect for my clothing, I decided to spruce it up a bit. Now, it took me a good four weeks to decide on a color. I thought about going turquoise or pink or maybe even orange. But I have been loving the look of vintage camping type gear this year.
One of the easiest and cheapest ways to update a yard or patio for spring is to makeover outdoor furniture. The days are getting longer, we have bright blue skies, and the temperatures have been perfect for outdoor activities. If so, my how to spray paint metal outdoor furniture tutorial is a great way to welcome spring with cheery colors and best of all, it can be done in an afternoon!
We got a tease of spring temperatures a couple of weeks ago, and that was all it took for me to start making plans to get our house and patio ready for spring and summer. Patio furniture—especially high-quality pieces—can be a significant investment, so taking good care of it is well worth your time. That being said, no one is perfect.
If you like outdoor furniture that looks like it's been left out in the garden—for decades, perhaps—then you just might find it at an antique store. While antique stores used to be the first go-to place for all things vintage, flea markets, online auction sites, and sources like Craigslist have put many antique stores out of business. But nothing beats seeing the real thing in person.
Vintage metal lawn chairs are like taking a walk down memory lane into yesteryear when large family gatherings or even block parties were the summertime normal. These sturdy lawn chairs originally came in a variety of color and were a staple for lawn and front porch furnishings. These are not going to be your average yard sale gleanings, but you might be able to locate some authentic vintage metal lawn chairs in flea markets, second-hand stores or antique shops.
Before painting your outdoor furniture make sure you're prepared with these outdoor painting tips. When undertaking a DIY project, there are usually a few things to consider. Add tempermental weather to the list and suddenly that little list has multiplied.