6/17/12

Revamping some old and yucky patio furniture!


Boy it's been a busy two weeks!  My son, wife and grand-baby were here visiting.  We only get to see them about twice a year,  so time is precious. 
I did do a little revamping of some old patio furniture before they arrived and wanted to share it with you today!


Picture old dusty wrought iron that had been just crying for a new do!  






New and improved patio furniture painted a glossy red!








I think it was just what we needed here!  And all it took was a good scrubbing down, a few cans of primer and then a few cans of spray paint in a glossy red!




I bought some foam and outdoor material and sewed up some cushions as well!  You can have foam cut for you in a fabric store.  I used about a yard and a half for the bench and chair.
They are thin but that was all I really needed for these. And  so much cheaper than buying new at the store.  Plus you can pick out the material that best suits your taste.   My material is a outdoor Sunbrella on sale for $6.99 a yard. I used a yard and a half.  I simply measured and added an inch on all sides, then cut and sewed up the seams.  You can find tutorials for making more elaborate cushions online.  


I think it makes a cheery little spot on our patio!
Now to get caught up on my blogging and visit with all of you!
Back later with more pics of my son , wife and their darling baby girl!


Have a great week everyone and Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's in our lives!


Cindy
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36 comments:

  1. Looks great !
    You had a good excuse to be missing. :-D

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  2. Love it, Cindy...so cheerful! Hope you had a wonderful visit! Happy week!...hugs...Debbie

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  3. WOW! What a transformation with just a few cans of spray paint! Great job!
    Love the glossy red and the fabric you chose!

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  4. Hi Cindy
    I think that you gave that wrought iron furniture the shot in the arm it needed to be fabulous. Looks great and the cushions are perfect.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  5. I love red, and red goes so nicely on your porch. Good job!

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  6. Oh the furniture looks fabulous. Love the red and the cushions are perfect. Great place to sit and relax and these look comfortable. So glad you guys had a great visit. Can't wait until you come out here again. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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  7. HI Cindy! OH, I love your patio furniture redo - looks brand new and love the color. Your cushions look great too and the fabric is so cute. I'm sure you've enjoyed your family and that little grandbaby!
    Now I hope you've not had that scary bear poking around again.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  8. Wow, the red is really nice. Like how you made your own cushion. It looks store bought too.

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  9. It looks great and I love the cheery cherry color of it! I am so glad your kids were able to spend some time with you. We had a house full this weekend, too. Nothing better in the world, is there? xo Diana

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  10. I love the red, it looks great. And the cushion is perfect. Such a nice redo at such a nice cost, don't you just love that?! Thanks for sharing, I saw your link at Between Naps. Hugs ~ Mary

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  11. I love the bright new look to a gorgeous red.
    Looks so inviting. Love to sit down there and have coffee or tea.

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  12. What a wonderful transformation! They're now so bright and inviting!

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  13. Love it - what a great change ! The red renewed the pieces and the POP !

    Thanks for sharing,
    gena

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  14. Your patio looks great, Cindy! The red matches your shutters and looks so pretty. Enjoy your family!

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  15. Hello Cindy, wow, you did a wonderful job revamping the patio furniture,so cheery. I love the old yellow metal chair,have one at the lake.I would like to sit with you there and have a coffee,so cozy.Blessings Francine.

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  16. On wow! Your patio furniture looks amazing in red.

    Dee

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  17. I think you just visited me...unknown? I went to that profile but it didn't list your blog? Anyway...WOWEE to the change here, I think you love red as much as I do! That looks so good, makes all the difference! Enjoy it every bit you can! :)

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  18. Gf, we sure do have a thing for red don't we? I LOVE IT. But I really really love that yellow one too good old sray paint. I haven't spray painted one darn thing this year. I think my trigger finger died. Not into it at all this year. How bizzar is that for me? Hmmm.
    Glad you had such a nice visit.
    xoxoxoxo

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  19. Absolutely stunning transformation! What a pop of color!! Love it!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  20. LOVE Love love the red. Really makes a statement on the porch and is so fun and summery. The photo looks like it could be in a magazine, it's so adorable.

    I also like thin cushions but have a hard time finding reasonably priced ones.

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  21. Good job, Cindy. Love the color, pops!I know you really enjoyed your son and family's visit.....Christine

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  22. Glad you had some fun family time, Cindy. Your porch looks wonderful. Love the colors you are using. I agree about home-made pillows....much less expensive. Linda

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  23. They look amazing! I just love the glossy red :)

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  24. Such an amazing redo. Great job.

    - The Tablescaper

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  25. The red is such a great choice! You did a brilliant job rejuvenating those pieces.

    Glad you had fun with your family!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  26. Hi Cindy, It's so nice that you had a special visit! And isn't it amazing what a few cans of spray paint can do? Your patio is so cheery and inviting, and you added such a nice touch with the cushions! I can imagine sitting in that glider--I love gliders--and having a cool glass of iced tea! Linda

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  27. Cindy -- fabulous job -- isn't it amazing what can be done with a can of spray paint?!! Enjoy :)

    Blessings!
    Gail

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  28. The furniture looks wonderful, Cindy! I love wrought iron and the cushions are perfect...love red and blue together. Saw your pictures of your son's visit on Facebook...I have been slow getting around to the blogs lately. Can't wait to see you this weekend! Left you an email with my #

    XO,
    Jane

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  29. It definitely makes a cheery spot on the patio, you clever girl, you. That fabric for the cushion is so pretty. Your header also makes a cheery spot on your blog. laurie

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  30. I just love the cheerful red!

    Thank you so very much for your treasured friendship and lovely support.

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  31. Good morning, Cindy.
    Thank you for your visit to my blog! I have enjoyed reading yours too! We both live in stone houses by the forest and we have both recently had a visit from a bear - now that's a connection.
    I love what you've done with the old patio furniture. I think that old iron furniture is made for a stone house!

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  32. Love the red, very cheerful! Glad you got to spend time with your son and his family.

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  33. Well you know I love the revamp for sure. Amazing what a little spark of color can do. LOVE the red!~ Enjoy.

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  34. Perfect color to match your shutters! I love the cushion fabric too. Great job, Cindy!!!

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