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Outdoor Furniture Revamps: Creating (simple) enhancements to outdoor furniture!
Outdoor Furniture Revamps: Creating (simple) enhancements to outdoor furniture!
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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!

100 Comments
  • Jack Ford
    Posted at 13:26h, 24 November

    These are some truly excellent revamps – quick, easy and mighty effective. Thanks for sharing Lane!

  • Henry Walker
    Posted at 03:21h, 04 October

    This furniture is very beautiful designs and great blog.

  • sivanandham
    Posted at 06:25h, 25 September

    An absolutely astonished blog which tells everything about outdoor furniture and great idea and has a beautiful image which makes everyone attracted to the blog easily.Nice work

  • Lane Ball
    Posted at 09:23h, 30 November

    Thank you Anna!

  • Anna D. Noland
    Posted at 02:03h, 30 November

    Great ideas shared by your blog for outdoor furniture revamps. Impressive pictures are used in this blog. Keep it up!

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

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

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

    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

    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…

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

    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 10:40h, 05 September

    Thank you Lezlie! You are entered in the giveaway!

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

    Lol! Shared on Facebook

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

    Lol! Shared on Facebook!

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

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

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

    Thanks Donna, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

    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 13:49h, 04 September

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

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

    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 11:17h, 04 September

    Thanks Danelle! You are entered in the giveaway!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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 10:49h, 31 August

    Thanks Angela! You are entered in the giveaway!

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

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

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

    Love your brushes. Would love the whole set!

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

    Thanks Elaine, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

    Thanks Nancy! You are entered in the giveaway!

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

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

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

    Thanks Amy! You are entered in the giveaway!

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks Cari, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

    Thanks Barbara! You are entered in the giveaway!

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

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

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

    Thanks for entering the giveaway Cindy!

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

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

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

    Great Cathy, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

    Thanks Lauren! You are entered in the giveaway!

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

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

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

    Thanks Kaitlyn, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks Brandi! You are entered in the giveaway!

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

    Great makeovers! I shared on my Facebook page.

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

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

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

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

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

    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.

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

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

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

    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.

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

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

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

    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.

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

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

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

    Shared on Facebook!!?
    Would love to win.

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

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

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

    Shared on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

    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!

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

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

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

    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!

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

    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 15:18h, 30 August

    Thanks Lorrie! You are entered in the giveaway!

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

    You are entered in the giveaway Julie!

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

    Thanks Rhonda, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

    Great! You are entered in the giveaway Kimberly!

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

    Thanks Caitlin! You are entered in the giveaway!

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

    You are entered in the giveaway Jeannie!

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

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

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

    Shared on Facebook!

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

    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.

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

    Shared on Facebook!!! ???

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

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

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

    I shared mine on Facebook

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

    Thanks Dee, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

    Thanks Christine, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

    Thanks Ellen! You are entered in the giveaway!

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

    Great ideas! Posted on FB!

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

    Shared on fb, great ideas!

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

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

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

    I will post this on my Facebook page.

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

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

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

    Thanks Michele, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

    I will share on my Facebook page : The Pallet Shed

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks Mechele! You are entered in the giveaway!

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

    Great makeover. I shared to my personal facebook page.

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

    Thanks Yolanda! You are entered in the giveaway!

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

    You are entered in the giveaway Jeannie!

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

    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!❤

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

    Shared on Facebook

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

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

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

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

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

    Thanks Alicia, you are entered in the giveaway!

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

    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

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

    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

  • Alicia
    Posted at 09:49h, 29 August

    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.

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