Well, it’s that time of year again. Time to pretend like my backyard is always clean. Ha! The truth: I live in Oregon and we have moss and all the goodness that likes to take over all furniture, etc.
When buying furniture here in Oregon you need to ask yourself a few questions:
– Will moss stain it?
– Could the combo of rain/freeze/thaw/rain/freeze/thaw hurt this piece of furniture?
– Is it white? White plastic really really doesn’t work out here.
– Made of wood? Yeah, just give up.
If you answered ‘yes’ to any or all of the above AND live in Oregon, most likely you are in possession of some weathered furniture. Unless you’re one of the fancy few that remember to put their outdoor furniture away for 9 months out of the year (in case you’re wondering, I’m not one of those fancy few… it’s more like 5 months out of the year).
We have weathered outdoor furniture around here. When buying used outdoor furniture, 90% of the time it’s weathered and run down. Well, darn.
Recently I purchased a set of 6 plastic chairs from an estate sale for $3 total. They look like they have spent the majority of their plastic lives in the rain. The moss has pretty much stained the plastic. Luckily, I was able to get most of the gunk off with some Mr. Clean Outdoor Cleaner, but they still had a lovely green/brown splotch color.
I decided to revamp the chairs with a bit of paint. Plastic spray paint. First some primer, then some special pretty spray paint.
Tape off some stripes with painter’s tape and newspaper.
Spray with gold paint.
Seal it all with a clear sealer. Let cure for a few days before really using (less likely to chip the paint). Done.
Here’s what I used:
– Mr. Clean Outdoor Spray to clean
– Mr. Clean Magic Eraser for scrubbing
– Valspar Primer Spray Paint (for plastics)
– Valspar Flat Mirage Spray Paint (for the main chair color)
– Valspar Gold Metalic Spray (for the fancy parts)
– Valspar Clear High Gloss Spray Paint
Add a small side table with flowers, some mosquito repelling citronella candles, and some wine. Enjoy! I’m VERY happy with my revamped outdoor chairs.
Also: P&G and Lowe’s want to giveaway a couple of goodies to all of you! Yeah! All the supplies they sent me to clean up my chairs + a $100 Lowe’s gift card.
To enter to win the $100 Lowe’s Gift Card + backyard cleaning supplies, answer this question: “What’s your favorite summer BBQ food?”
Note: P&G and Lowe’s provided the prize as part of a contest. I was also provided with cleaning supplies to clean up my chairs. I was paid to write this post, but all opinions and statements are my own. Items to win in the giveaway are: · $100 Lowe’s gift card · Mr. Clean Outdoor Pro Spray · Mr. Clean Magic Eraser Outdoor Pro · Bounty · Tide Pods · Duracell AA Batteries · for one winner. Winner must live in the United States. Head to FindItAtLowes.com to find the perfect goodies to clean up your backyard! Giveaway ends on July 31st, 2013 11:59 PM PST.
There is nothing better than BBQ ribs and potato salad for a summer BBQ.
I have stared at the Valspar spray paint as I wanted to tackle this exact project, but have chickened out each time, but it looks like it is easy enough and the chairs came out great.
watermelon for sure!
I need to find some cheap plastic chairs asap! So chic!
My favorite summer BBQ food is potato salad, specifically my grandma's potato salad! It's delish!
I have been thinking about re-doing our chairs too. Ya'h gave me a great idea!
Summer barbecue food: Mexican carne asada with grilled green onions! YUM!!!
burgers, of course! with carmelized onions. MMMMM. Awesome job on the chair makeover!
I love the color combination. We have the roasting sun to deal with in NC; if only we could halfsies with our weather.
My favorite grilled BBQ food would have to be chicken followed by strawberries. If ever you have not had strawberries (covered in balsamic) off of the grill, I highly recommend them!
I love grilled chicken and watermelon. Those are my favorite summer flavors.
I love some grilled asparagus!! yum!! Or grilled golden beets with goat cheese!
Oh man, a juicy, unhealthy, mysterious hotdog.
Marinated grilled chicken breast
BBQ Ribs. YUM!
BBQ baby back ribs and corn on the cob 🙂 Love the chair revamp…I need to to that asap.
Mangos! With ice cream on top! (Trust me, it's amazing!!)
Wow! What an amazing chair makeover. Now I don't have to spend money on nice chairs that will end up getting filthy! …What ISN'T my favorite BBQ food? I would have to go with ribs. Falling off the bone, finger-lickin ribs. Yum!
Ah you did a great job with this chair! I have a computer chair I want to get reupholstered wonder how that is going to go. Cute blog. Following via Bloglovin.
I have a rolling chair to redo on my list…. let me know how your chair makeover goes!
I loooooove watermelon!
I LOVE the chairs….hmmmm I have a few plastic kiddie chairs that need to be revamped.
I love grilled peaches!!! So many people haven't tried grilling peaches and I tell you what, they are missing out!
Those are awesome!
Such a great idea!
My favorite BBQ food is a big fat juicy burger on the grill 🙂
super cute – I have a set of chairs in dire need of TLC. I love me some BBQ ribs, as long as someone else has made them! 🙂
Chicken! All day every day…
BUT our new favorite thing to grill is bacon-wrapped pineapple. Amazing. We just take a skewer & weave bacon around pineapple chunks then cover with salt, pepper, a little chili powder, & lots of brown sugar. I can not stress enough how heavenly the combination is. 🙂
Ooooooo! I like that idea!
I never thought to revamp stained plastic chairs! So pretty!
My favorite BBQ food would be grilled corn! No butter needed!
corn on the cob and chicken kabobs. mmmm…grilling.
Love bbq chicken,
great give away! I love making ribs on the bbq!
Love the chair! Steaks are my favorite. With grilled veggies.
Grilled wild salmon and Zucchini.
My favorite summer BBQ food is grilled Barbeque Asparagus, my dad soaks them in BBQ sauce over night and then grills them on a charcoal grill and they come out amazing.
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Mmmmmm. I love that, too.
I love the chair makeover!
I'm really easy with BBQs…burgers are my favorite!
This is the cutest revamp ever! I would have never thought of spray paint! You're right – Oregon definitely takes it's toll on our outdoor stuff too…
From Winter – Spring our garage is full of our outdoor furniture/goodies.
This is an amazing tutorial! Now all I have to do is enlist my darling husband to help me :). My favorite summer food is Kabobs
I LOVE this chair! I wonder if I can ask for the chairs back that I gave away on freecycle? This will teach me to get rid of my stuff.
Kabobs are my favorite on the grill! I could seriously eat them every night!
I do that all the time…. "Dang, why did I get rid of that?"
I found this on pinterest and love it. I have several white chairs that I've kept stacked in my garage because they look awful but the plastic is still in good condition. Can't wait to do this!
Let me know how it goes!
Brilliant! I never would have thought of doing this!
Corn on the cob of course!!
I freaking love this! I have some plastic adorandak (sp? you know what I mean right?) chairs that I seriously don't want to be royal blue anymore. They were only like $20 a piece but I would love to make them unique instead of buying new ones.
Spray them! Make sure to get the plastic spray paint. Maybe even rough up the plastic chair with steel wool? Let me know how it goes!
What a cute DIY idea! Thank you for sharing!
I will never look at outdoor plastic chairs the same again! Love this little makeover. Such a difference!
I'm so happy with them.
Those chairs are adorable now. We have ugly green ones. I may have to revamp those ones.
My favorite summer BBQ food is BBQ ribs. I hardly ever have them because they take sooo long to make…but they are so good.
My favorite BBQ food is that yummy, charcoal-grilled steak! With Strawberry shortcake for dessert ;). Thanks for this giveaway and DIY!
I definitely love to grill asparagus on my BBQ. Thanks for the fun giveaway!
My favorite summer BBQ food is definitely grilled corn!
BBQ ribs on the grill!
SOOO cute! We just bought our first house and the previous owner left some old chairs (like the one you used) in our backyard. I may need attempt this! 🙂
ANd of course, with a new house, I would love to win the giveaway! 🙂 My favorite BBQ food is just a good ol' fashioned hamburger on the grill. YUM!
oooo! Great chair makeover (you have to look closely to see it's plastic!) and fun giveaway! thanks for the chance!
I loooove fresh, farm grown corn on the cob.
I LOVE corn on the cob.