Hey guys, I’m so excited to share our new outdoor furniture with you today! We have a lovely and enormous deck that I will tell you all about someday when we finish it (still gotta get those pesky railings done and stain it this fall) so you’re just gonna have to believe me for now when I say its wonderful but its been a waste land since we moved in. Outdoor furniture is expensive! And it was NOT in our budget. So, I’ve been keeping an eye and ear out for something I could buy and refinish. Remember when I mentioned scoring a bunch of furniture at an estate sale a couple months ago? Yup I finally finished it for our deck!
This old stuff had SERIOUS scratches from the previous owners’ cats so, when I did end up painting it, I didn’t feel too bad about it. This is one of those situations where someday I’m going to buy myself a paint sprayer and hate myself for not buying it sooner. I did THREE coats of exterior Kilz primer on this stuff and then THREE coats of Valspar Exterior paint in the color Sooty Lashes and then another THREE coats of exterior polyurethane. I hated myself and everything involving paint brushes by the end of this lol! Here is the furniture after the second coat of primer:
Once the furniture was finished drying (on day three of endless painting) I had one major problem to solve. Out door cushions are expensive too! The real shame was that we could not use the cushions that came with the set outside as they were incredibly thick and very comfortable. However, they would become giant sponges in the rain – no go. So I had to come up with outdoor cushions we could afford. Walmart saved the day. After endless searching on Amazon I ran into the walmart website and could not believe it – these cushions were HALF of the price of anything else I could find online! So I went to our own local walmart and, low and behold, there were four color choices and at only $14.99 a cushion we could afford them. I ended up with the green because I thought it would make an interesting mix with the blue/gray I painted the furniture and it brings out the green in the cushions of our red wicker chairs that now share the deck with this new set of outdoor furniture.
Remember my extra seating/end tables I fixed up with barn wood and spray paint? Yup this was the set of outdoor furniture I needed them for! The missing end table “Be Merry” is not far away with the red wicker chairs. We still have a ways to go on our deck but now we have some great places to sit and enjoy our back yard!
How are they holding up? Well, they have only been outside for about a month now but so far they still look great! I didn’t even wipe them down for the pictures or anything.
Thanks for stopping by guys!