Patio Set Restoration.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011




















My balcony has been bare except for my herb plants and I've wanted to purchase patio furniture for some time now but didn't want to spend the money.  Instead, I salvaged a patio set that my boyfriend's family was getting rid of and we restored it to look as good as new.  We sanded the table and chairs, wiped them with paint thinner, and then sprayed them black. There was no table surface, so we cut out a round piece of wood and stained it a nice chestnut color.  For the backing on the chairs, I purchased fabric and stuffing to create a cushion back.  I wouldn't consider myself the handiest person, but I think my boyfriend and I did a pretty decent job and I'm extremely happy with the results.  I'm excited to cook a delicious meal to serve on my new patio set!

















































12 comments:

Hayley said...

Love it! You are pretty handy! It looks great!

Hayley
http://theweekendfile.blogspot.com

jaclyn @ thelateafternoon said...

wow! your patio set looks amazing - i can't believe you restored it yourself! the fabric cushioned chair backs are such a great idea!

Claire M. said...

The patio looks so nice! I really like it ;)

Nicole Marie said...

way to go! it looks so good! so cute!

Claudia Moser said...

It looks simply great and I missed your posts!

miney said...

such a lovely art

Gawgus things... said...

What a difference! It looks amazing - well done! xx

Jennifer B said...

Wow- you really did do a great job! On something like this, I wouldn't even know where to begin!

Jordan Streetman said...

What a perfect little escape! I love love love it! I am going to be dreaming about this balcony.

Lynn {hearted girl} said...

okay, this only solidifies to me that blood, sweat and tears isn't just a band ; )

Kristen you really outdid yourself here, amazing restoration!!! i love the patio look, wish we had one to sit out on. you and your boyf need to take a victory lap right now....then come back and sit down right there for a refreshing high held cheer, awesome stuff! ♥

Chelsea said...

Oh my stars, you are my motivation to continue working on my new, very naked apartment! I absolutely love my balcony but it is in dire need of patio furniture. You are such an inspiration! Absolutely lovely work.

Cheers,
Chelsea

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Great restoration work!!! Love the new fabric on the chairs.

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