Hey y’all, this is my first DIY post. I plan on doing these more during the holidays as I am pretty crafty when it comes to decor and refurbishing furniture.
My Mother-in-law gave us a wicker lounge chair and table for our front porch at our old house, it had been home in her backyard for years and we needed an accessory to add comfiness at the entrance of our home.
With years of wear and tear, it desperately needed a revamp! Enter in my favorite place, Pinterest. I just wanted to see how you can “revive” wicker as it is a material that I have never worked with before and I found a great DIY solution to my dilemma,Rust-Oleum Painters Touch 2X Spray. You can also find this at your local Home Depot.
Here are the steps I took to refurb our wicker set.
- Find a paint color you like, and will enjoy for an extended period of time.
- Lay down TRM Manufacturing HD9 Weatherall Painter’s Plastic so you don’t get the ground or surrounding area covered in spray paint. If you’re anything like me, you are not the most “clean” DIYer, I tend to create a mess and think of clean up later. This made it so my husband didn’t lose his mind, our landlord couldn’t take away our deposit for damages and I could quickly clean up my disaster zone without a second thought.
- Prep your furniture. I used a mixture of vinegar, water and lemon to prep the furniture, I wanted to get all the dirt and dust off so the paint would go on smoothly and we could start fresh with our beautiful piece.
- Start small. I started with the legs of the table piece first because I wanted to make sure I loved the color outside of the can, I let it dry, took some pictures to see if I really loved it and then continued with the rest of the set.
- Stroke it real good. I know, inappropriate play on words but I mean it! When you’re spraying your paint make sure you do slow and even stokes back and forth. This will prevent one area of the piece from being darker than others. No one likes splotchy paint jobs.
- Let it dry then do a second coat. Even though the spray is 2x cover and is a paint & primer combination, you will still miss a spot here and there, find the spots you missed first, then proceed to do your second coat.
Those were what I did for the chair and table; I also re-upholstered the cushion (didn’t take a before picture of it unfortunately) with a very easy hack! Although I am a decent sewer, ain’t nobody got time for that! I was able to re-upholster the cushion with scissors and a hot glue gun and you can too!
Here is the finalized product of the refurb job I did on our outdoor wicker set. I get so many compliments on it and I wish I would have done it sooner!
So the next time you are at a yard sale or an antique store and you see a beautiful wicker piece in need of extra love, remember this hack and turn your wicker from shab to fab!
*This is the fabric I used for the cushion, Waterproof Outdoor Canvas Stripes Black White 60 Inch Wide Fabric.
*I got the pillow covers from the app, WISH. Download the Wish app and use promo code hqgblhd on your first order to get up to 50% off! Get the app here: https://www.wish.com/home
*The lantern and gold sequin candle are both from Home Goods.
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