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Outdoor Furniture Revamps

Outdoor Furniture Revamps

Creating (simple) enhancements to outdoor furniture!

We enjoy working in our yard, creating outdoor rooms or spaces to relax. They typically include plants, pots and some type of seating.  Over the years, we have purchased several bistro-style tables and chairs and as usually the case, they deteriorate over time due to the weather. It was time to sand and paint, so this year we brainstormed ways to make them a little more unique. In this post, we feature two different style bistro tables and a couple lounge chairs. Make sure you watch the one minute video QUICK TAKE and then scroll down to see the details – a Zibra Paintbrush GIVEAWAY awaits your entry!

 

BISTRO TABLE No. 1 REVAMP

We purchased four of these tables from Restoration Hardware 15 years ago, they were green and have undergone several color transformations. This year we are painting all our outdoor furniture an Anodized Bronze by Rust-oleum with a light burlap brown as an accent.

Ideally, it would be good to have the chairs and tables sandblasted for the smoothest finish but we opted for the wire-brush and elbow grease mode, it allowed us to remove all the loose paint.

We spray painted the table and chairs.

Here is a (simple) technique to make painting mesh tables easier. We purchased a large sponge and as we painted with our Zibra Square Brush we held the sponge under the mesh-top – it was quick and we avoided paint blobs and build-up. It worked tremendously well!

It was only necessary to put down one coat of paint with the tape. After pulling up the tape, we touched up with our Square brush, it provides great precision and control!

 

 

BISTRO TABLE No.1 REVEAL!

 

 

BISTRO TABLE No. 2 REVAMP

This table was purchased around 6 years ago from World Market.

After cleaning then spray painting the table and chairs, we decided to highlight the design by painting a solid circle around the centered shape on the table and seats. We took a dinner plate that was the right size, traced it on bristol board and cut out the circle. It’s important to use one hand to press down the board while you paint as well as make sure your brush strokes are in the direction from the board to the table surface this keeps you from pushing paint up under the board.

After the first coat of paint, we lifted the bristol board and used the Square brush to paint a second coat with precision. Definitely easier with the right brush!

A unique feature of the Square brush is the full 7/8″ Square shape with the tapered edge. The side with the longer bristles works great for feathering out the paint in areas where you need more control.

 

 

BISTRO TABLE No.2 REVEAL!

 

 

LOUNGE CHAIR REVAMP

If you don’t have this type of chair, you know someone who does. They are comfortable but leave a lot to be desired by way of looks. We typically pull them out when we need more seating but put them away when no longer needed. We looked at them a few weeks ago and decided there was plenty of creating (simple) ideas that would enhance them!

We highlight the details below and show you another optional design for this type of chair at the end – ideas are actually endless.

 

Clean and then spray paint with the Anodized Bronze.

Taped off the stripes.

Using the sponge and brush technique produced a great finish!

We were pleased with the stripe but decided to add more interest so we painted a portion of the arms.

LOUNGE CHAIR REVEAL!

 

 

We painted a second chair white and added grain sack stripes.

We would probably go with more of a burlap tan color and a deeper blue stripe to create more of a grain sack look for the next one!

Definitely a much more inviting chair!

 

Don’t miss this PAINTBRUSH GIVEAWAY!

We are giving away a Zibra Paintbrush Kit: Zibra 2″ Chiseled Wedge, Square, Triangle, Round and 2″ Palm Pro Paintbrush. It comes in a custom painted wooden box! HOW TO ENTER: Leave a comment below and tell us where you shared the blog post and you will be entered in the paintbrush GIVEAWAY. All those that comment and share will be entered into the random drawing. Contest closes Tuesday, September 5, 2017, at 12 PM EST. The winner will be announced below the kit photo September 5 at 5 PM EST! Contest open to US and Canada residents only.

CONGRATULATIONS TO Melissa Anglin, winner of the GIVEAWAY!!

Thanks to all who participated!

 

Please consider sharing these ideas with your friends!

95 Comments
  • Alicia
    Posted at 09:49h, 29 August Reply

    Great ideas to spruce up the outdoor furniture! Thanks so much.
    I would love to be entered into the brush giveaway. I will share your post
    on twitter.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 10:26h, 29 August Reply

      Thanks Alicia, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Melissa Storms
    Posted at 10:05h, 29 August Reply

    I love the simple striped bistro table and chair. Those simple stripes make such a huge difference in the look. I shared on FB https://www.facebook.com/melissa.storms.56/posts/10159290963270343?pnref=story

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 10:27h, 29 August Reply

      Thanks Melissa! It’s surprising what a difference the stripes do make! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Kaycee F
    Posted at 10:23h, 29 August Reply

    Wow, what a beautiful transformation on these pieces. I especially love the grain sack design you created. Thank you for the great sponge tip as well, I’ve got 2 of these tables I could try your technique on!! I’m sharing on my Facebook page

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 10:27h, 29 August Reply

      Thanks Kaycee, let us know how it works out for you! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Jeannie Overton
    Posted at 10:37h, 29 August Reply

    Shared on Facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:19h, 29 August Reply

      You are entered in the giveaway Jeannie!

  • Yolanda Acevedo
    Posted at 11:07h, 29 August Reply

    Looove it!😍

    That square brush is amazing, as are all of your brushes! And I do appreciate the sponge tip as well!

    I am sharing on FB, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest!❤

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:20h, 29 August Reply

      Thanks Yolanda! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Mechele McDaniel Rose
    Posted at 12:29h, 29 August Reply

    Great makeover. I shared to my personal facebook page.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 13:54h, 29 August Reply

      Thanks Mechele! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Brandi Bryant
    Posted at 14:27h, 29 August Reply

    Shared on Facebook. Great ideas. Thanks for the giveaway. I think I need this set.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:01h, 29 August Reply

      Thanks Brandi, you do need this set! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Michele Warner
    Posted at 15:04h, 29 August Reply

    I will share on my Facebook page : The Pallet Shed

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:58h, 29 August Reply

      Thanks Michele, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Christine Harte
    Posted at 20:46h, 29 August Reply

    Great ideas for the lawn chairs. I have similar ones and will have to try your ideas. Thank you!

    • Christine Harte
      Posted at 20:47h, 29 August Reply

      I will post this on my Facebook page.

    • Christine Harte
      Posted at 20:48h, 29 August Reply

      Forgot to mention that I will share this on my Facebook page. Great ideas for outdoor furniture!

      • Lane Ball
        Posted at 09:07h, 30 August Reply

        Thanks Christine, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Dee Thomas
    Posted at 21:19h, 29 August Reply

    Shared on fb, great ideas!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:07h, 30 August Reply

      Thanks Dee, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Ellen Braunberger
    Posted at 01:09h, 30 August Reply

    Great ideas! Posted on FB!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:06h, 30 August Reply

      Thanks Ellen! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Jeannie Overton
    Posted at 13:18h, 30 August Reply

    I shared mine on Facebook

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:55h, 30 August Reply

      You are entered in the giveaway Jeannie!

  • Caitlin Miller
    Posted at 13:39h, 30 August Reply

    The sponge trick is so smart! Will share on Facebook!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:55h, 30 August Reply

      Thanks Caitlin! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Kimberly benton
    Posted at 13:56h, 30 August Reply

    Shared on Facebook!!! 🤞🤞🤞

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 14:56h, 30 August Reply

      Great! You are entered in the giveaway Kimberly!

  • Rhonda Nottingham
    Posted at 14:17h, 30 August Reply

    Hello! Shared this to my Facebook page. I would be excited to win quality brushes. It would make my attempts at furniture diy much better.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:17h, 30 August Reply

      Thanks Rhonda, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Julie Briones
    Posted at 14:27h, 30 August Reply

    Shared on Facebook!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:17h, 30 August Reply

      You are entered in the giveaway Julie!

  • Lorrie Geer
    Posted at 14:31h, 30 August Reply

    Beautiful transformation!!!! I shared on facebook!!!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 15:18h, 30 August Reply

      Thanks Lorrie! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Brandi Kilpatrick
    Posted at 16:34h, 30 August Reply

    I just love Bistro Table No. 1! I also really kike that grain sack chair. Both are awesome ideas! Thank you for sharing.

    I shared this awesome post on Pinterest.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:00h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks Brandi! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • JoAnn Fallica
    Posted at 16:59h, 30 August Reply

    What a great makeover! I would like be to win the set of Zibra brushes! I have so many projects that I need to do and this set will certainly help!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:05h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks JoAnn! Make sure you let us know you shared on social media so we can enter you in the giveaway!

  • Thelma Brinkman
    Posted at 17:06h, 30 August Reply

    I would love more Zibra brushes . They are awesome. Please enter me it the contest.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:06h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks Thelma! Let us know you shared on social media so we can enter you in the giveaway!

  • Kaitlyn Calderon
    Posted at 17:26h, 30 August Reply

    I love all of these simple and easy updates! Love to diy so I’ll definely be sprucing up my back yard in the near future! I shared on Facebook!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:07h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks Kaitlyn, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Joy Kolenda
    Posted at 17:30h, 30 August Reply

    I have a bistro set just like this from a yard sale. Can’t wait to try this! Sharing on my Facebook page. 😀

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:08h, 31 August Reply

      Wondeful Joy, you’ll have to share a photo of your finished bistro table on our facebook page! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lauren Hosterman
    Posted at 18:34h, 30 August Reply

    Amazing and affordable ideas! Shared on my business FB page, Fury Design Co! 😊
    https://www.facebook.com/furydesignco/

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:09h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks Lauren! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • cathy brown
    Posted at 18:35h, 30 August Reply

    Shared on Facebook.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:10h, 31 August Reply

      Great Cathy, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Debbie Dunn
    Posted at 19:49h, 30 August Reply

    Hi furniture painter here! I will post on my Facebook business page The Painted Bloom. I’m always looking for new products to try😊

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:11h, 31 August Reply

      Hi Debbie, we hope you can try our brushes soon! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Cindy Downing
    Posted at 21:25h, 30 August Reply

    Shared on Facebook!!😀
    Would love to win.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:11h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks for entering the giveaway Cindy!

  • Ramona Barnett
    Posted at 21:27h, 30 August Reply

    Such a beautiful makeover! I’m thinking of doing my set the same way.
    Thanks for the give away. Sharing on my Facebook page.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:12h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks Ramona – share your results if you decide to take it on! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Barbara Riffe
    Posted at 21:31h, 30 August Reply

    I need to keep a eye out for patio furniture like this. Need to spruce up me deck. Shared on Facebook. Liked on Pinterest , Twitter and Instragram.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:12h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks Barbara! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Cari Vawter
    Posted at 21:51h, 30 August Reply

    Brilliant ideas to bring this furniture into current design! ❤
    I will share on Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:12h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks Cari, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Melissa Anglin
    Posted at 22:14h, 30 August Reply

    Love the grainsack chair. When I find some of those chairs that’s what I’m going to do. Hopefully with those great done a brushes. Shared on Facebook.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:13h, 31 August Reply

      Share your results with us on our facebook page Melissa! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Bette Haakana
    Posted at 02:10h, 31 August Reply

    Yes, these are quality brushs that will make you look like a pro.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:14h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks Bette, let us know you shared on your social media so we can enter you in the giveaway!

  • Amy DiCicco
    Posted at 05:02h, 31 August Reply

    Thank you for the chance, and all the contests you do! This blog was shared on my personal Facebook page, business Facebook page and Insta gram.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:14h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks Amy! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Sandra Dicicoo
    Posted at 05:10h, 31 August Reply

    Love your blog! Thank you for the chance. I shares this blog on my Facebook page. Good luck everyone!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:14h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks Sandra, very encouraging! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Nancy Gamache
    Posted at 07:26h, 31 August Reply

    That is amazing!
    Sharing on Facebook
    Fingers crossed for winning! Lots of furniture to paint!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:15h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks Nancy! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Elaine Herron
    Posted at 07:44h, 31 August Reply

    Great makeovers! I shared on my Facebook page.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:15h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks Elaine, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Angela Letts
    Posted at 10:06h, 31 August Reply

    Love your brushes. Would love the whole set!

  • Angela Letts
    Posted at 10:07h, 31 August Reply

    Love your brushes. Would love the whole set! Sharing on my personal page and business facebook page.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 10:49h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks Angela! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Teresa Davis
    Posted at 11:09h, 31 August Reply

    I love these Brushes andthese ideas!.
    Customer service is outstanding! I once purchased a defective brush and in contacting customer service, my brush was replaced with 2 new ones. I use them all the time . I am a furniture flipper.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 16:37h, 31 August Reply

      Thanks Teresa, so thankful you contacted Customer Service! Let us know you shared on social media so we can enter you in the giveaway!!

  • Kim Pitzer
    Posted at 11:18h, 31 August Reply

    Looks like something even I could do!! Love it! Sharing on FB

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 16:38h, 31 August Reply

      Let us know if you tackle this project Kim! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Linda Richardson
    Posted at 11:47h, 31 August Reply

    My friend Crystal Bast shared it to me because I do a lot of painting and she thought I would like these brushes.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 16:38h, 31 August Reply

      So glad you found out about us Linda! Let us know you shared on social media so we can enter you in the giveaway!

  • danelle stoeters
    Posted at 10:23h, 04 September Reply

    Love the first table makeover and love your brushes. I nust purchase the triangle brush. Shared in fb and ig.

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 11:17h, 04 September Reply

      Thanks Danelle! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Doreen Hill
    Posted at 11:35h, 04 September Reply

    OMG, I absolutely love your patio furniture makeovers! I am sharing this post on my Pinterest page https://www.pinterest.com/pin/109564203417160382/

    I would so like to try these awesome paint brushes. I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

    Thanks,
    Doreen

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 13:49h, 04 September Reply

      Thank you Doreen!! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Donna Gonzalez
    Posted at 20:23h, 04 September Reply

    Boy, do I have some patio furniture that needs this makeover. I shared this blog post at https://www.pinterest.com/pin/432838214177998798/

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 22:02h, 04 September Reply

      Thanks Donna, you are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lezlie adams
    Posted at 09:16h, 05 September Reply

    The furniture turned out beautiful. I need to redo mine! 😁

  • Lezlie adams
    Posted at 09:19h, 05 September Reply

    Lol! Shared on Facebook!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 10:40h, 05 September Reply

      Thank you Lezlie! You are entered in the giveaway!

  • Lezlie adams
    Posted at 09:20h, 05 September Reply

    Lol! Shared on Facebook

  • Linda Clement
    Posted at 16:38h, 05 September Reply

    I shared to Facebook.
    I love reading about the pieces you worked on. You give good directions in case I want to try something on my own. I would live to win these brushes!!

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:16h, 06 September Reply

      Thanks Linda! The winner has been chosen but stay tuned for more giveaways here and on Facebook and Instagram!

  • Trish Wenzl
    Posted at 17:04h, 05 September Reply

    I shared on Face Book

    Would love to Win set of these Brushes, Professional Designer / Re-Purpose Furniture these would be awesome to share
    with our Customers in our Love Me Again Furniture Sessions…

    • Lane Ball
      Posted at 09:17h, 06 September Reply

      Thanks Trish, we hope you can try our brushes soon! We have a winner but stay tuned for more giveaway opportunities!

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