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Yard Sale Lawn Chair Makeover with Spray Paint

Spray Paint Makeover

A few years ago my husband and I went to a yard sale which we don’t do often but my sister called me and told me about this particular one and said that there might be something I would like so off we went.  It was already late in the day but there were two wooden lawn chairs still available and they were only $5.00 each.  They were in good shape and the cushions, though dated, were in perfect condition, just a little weathered.  I could see the potential in them and even if I didn’t get around to making them over any time soon I could still use them in my yard…score!

(Excuse some of the photos-I can’t find the originals so these are the best I can do!).Yard Sale Lawn Chairs - only $5.00 eachThe above are the before pics – the chairs needed to be scrubbed up but they were definitely worth $10.00 for the set.Lawn Chairs AfterThis is the first makeover. I spray painted the chairs with pink and blue spray paint (not sure WHY I chose those colors…but I did!) and gave them a bit of a distressed finish.wooden-lawn-chair-makeover-with-spray-paint-sandingThis was the way they stayed for a few years….but then, I got the urge to do them again and this time to go BOLD!

spray-paint-furniture-with-rust-oleum-painters-touch-get-the-details-at-cupcakesandcrinoline-comI chose Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch in Coral Gloss and Key Lime.spray-painted-lawn-chairs-sandingThe first time I painted the chairs I used a satin finish and I didn’t sand the chairs….I just scrubbed them well and then painted.  This time, though, I sanded the chairs first.  All the way down to the wood on some areas.  On the areas that were in pretty good shape I just sanded off any loose paint.  I also thoroughly washed and dried the chairs with a water-ammonia mixture.  The Secret to Creating a Cozy and Charming Outdoor Space ~ vintage wooden chairs, flower box, french lilacs, rustic wooden box ~ cupcakesandcrinoline.comAfter several coats of paint – it took 2 cans of spray paint per chair – I was thrilled with the results.  The chairs have held up beautifully and look so much better – so for the price of the chairs $10.00, and roughly $20.00 worth of spray paint I have two beautiful chairs that are perfect for sitting in my favorite place in the yard. The Secret to Creating a Cozy and Charming Outdoor Space ~ vintage wooden chairs ~
I hope you enjoyed my Thrifty Style Team share for the month – for more thrifty inspiration check out all of the lovely posts below! 

The Secret to Creating a Cozy and Charming Outdoor Space ~ view of garden space from behind ~

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Tuesday 20th of September 2016

I love the bright colors on your lawn chairs. They go perfectly with all the beautiful flowers in your yard. It looks like a perfect spot to just sit and enjoy the outdoors with a friend.

Also, thank you for hosting the Project Inspire{d} link party. It's always filled with so many creative ideas.


Saturday 17th of September 2016

I love the bold look! I've been thinking I need some coral in our house and that may just be the perfect color!


Wednesday 14th of September 2016

I was just eyeing this color 2 days ago! Man, girl. We are on the same wave length! What a difference it made.

Mary Beth

Thursday 15th of September 2016

Thanks so much, Julie! I'd love to see whatever you use it on - it is bold but gorgeous!

Vanessa Hunt

Wednesday 14th of September 2016

What an amazing transformation Mary Beth!! I absolutely LOVE those colors!

Mary Beth

Thursday 15th of September 2016

Thanks so much, Vanessa! xo