Hello awesome friends, and welcome to Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday! Ya’ll know this day is one of my favorites since four of my talented friends are sharing makeovers today too. Be sure to look for links to their projects at the bottom!
Now that we have sold our old house, we can start working on our lengthy list of projects that have been put on hold for our new house. One of those projects is adding some curb appeal to the outdoor space. While the weather hasn’t really been cooperating in order for us to start on our landscaping (our main project for Spring/Summer), I have been able to start working on decorating our front porch!
I had these two chairs at our old house on the back deck to stage it a bit:
They look so bad here! I swear they still looked great at the end of last Summer when we put our house on the market.
The sun faded them like crazy:
We have a nice large space on our new side porch and since I already have these and since they are FREE…I decided to make them work as a sitting area for that space.
A little of this…
And some of this…
And I do believe I turned this trash into treasure!
They look brand spankin new!
I bought this set 11 years ago. These chairs originally came with a loveseat, a coffee table, a bench, and a table and four chairs. I bought the set at Target and it was white with light green cushions. I had a pool at that house and it was perfect!
When I married my hubby, I sold my house and brought this set with me, but the white stood out like a sore thumb in his back yard, so I spray painted it brown and recovered the cushions.
Every year they get a fresh coat of spray paint and every two to three years, I have recovered the cushions to make them look like new again.
Find my Sew Easy Outdoor Cushion Cover Tutorial HERE.
It really is SO super easy to recover your cushions even if you have the most basic sewing skills, and so much cheaper than replacing all the cushions. Seriously, if you can sew a straight line, you can do this!
These box corners are really easy to do and give the cushions such a professional looking finish:
I found this fabric at JoAnn Fabrics.
To paint the chair frames, I used Rustoleum Satin Black spray paint. I used just under two cans for both chairs…
Rustoleum is my favorite spray paint to use and it is perfect for all types of outdoor furniture!
That’s one more project checked off the to-do list!
I still have the loveseat to this set, and I am debating whether or not to redo that as well and add it to this seating area. The dining table finally kicked the bucket when a nor’easter flew it over our deck last month, so I broke down and bought a new set for our back deck. I had to order it so I’ll share it when I get that space all set up.
Grass: check. Landscaping: not so much.
That crazy wind also sent our trampoline through our fence, into the neighbor’s window, and barreling down the street! Thank goodness I was home, and two of my neighbors were sweet enough to help me wrangle it back into the back yard! It is totaled, and since Santa brought it for Christmas, we told Brennan he might need to write Santa and see if he’ll send a replacement.
Don’t forget my Trash-to-Treasure girls are sharing awesome makeovers today too!
I’ll see ya back here on Thursday with this little cutie:
UPDATE: See how this $5 find looks now HERE!
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