Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Another Before & After DIY style

A couple of weeks ago we had a major spring hot spell and boom out came all the patio furniture and the rearranging/inspiration demons took over my brain. Of course, then it grew winter cold again for a few weeks and the patio just stood still in a mocking way. I knew I wanted another comfy seating area in addition to our table this year so, back to the Kijiji drawing board. A vintage wicker set.....hmmm......
I found a beautiful chippy set of 3 in white paint at a decent price, but while my love of chippiness and white runs deep, my patio is more on the black side of things.

BEFORE: Miss Milly had to sneak in for a spring photo op.

All painted black.

I used a spray primer first because of the amount of chips and then used 3 coats of black semi-gloss spray. The cushions are actually 3 chair cushions mushed together because it was becoming impossible to find a loveseat cushion i liked that also didn't cost 300.00 (Are you freakin' kidding me?)

The bolster pillow on the sofa is an antique grainsack I found on Etsy with a rare black stripe and the linen/black chrysanthemum pillows are made by me.
The half wine barrel table was a full wine barrel I had Trev saw in half. The other half found a home on our front porch.

Now if it would just warm up enough at night to add the plants.

Have a great day



  1. Looks great you did a wonderful job. Love the barrel!

  2. What a great outdoor space! Love the brick wall back drop and a great wicker revival too. The mix of vintage grainsack with the modern chrysanthemum pillows is fantastic.


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