My outdoor cane furniture was in desperate need of a makeover, from the day I picked it up at a garage sale they looked unloved and dusty. The lot only cost me $70 with one chair needing minor work (that still hasn’t happened!), so with that in mind it was no big stretch to pay $35 to give them a fun new look.
- Outdoor Furniture
- Drop Cloth
- x2 Cans of Rust-Oleum Spray Paint in Gloss Marigold
- x1 Can of Rust-Oleum Spray Paint in Gloss White
Project Time: The whole project took half a day including two trips to Bunnings!
Project Cost: $35
Prep Work: Vacuum the cane with a hand held vac, wash the lot with soapy water and let dry a few days before painting, this ensuring it is completely clean and dry.
If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook, you would have seen that I started painting the side table a mint colour. It looked amazing… until I put it on the porch that is. The mint and the faded blue of the front balustrade clashed like crazy unfortunately. So I repainted over the table with white. I was using a brush and paint until a clever reader on FB made the obvious comment to spray paint them. So off to Bunnings next weekend I go and choose a colour that wouldn’t clash.
I went with the brand Rust-Oleum that has double the coverage and doesn’t need a primer, WIN! The colours I chose were Gloss Marigold and Gloss White. It was so easy to do and they only needed the one coat of paint. I went through all the paint so if you have a similar project in mind a chair will take about a can as you have to spray in all directions to get in all the weaves. Do buy more paint then you need, you can always get a full refund if the can is unopened and it saves you that extra trip down.
They look so cheerful! The colour certainly pops against the house which I wanted and it has brightened up the whole front porch. We are renting so there is not much I can do with those floors (yuk). I am currently keeping my eyes peeled for an outdoor rug.
I am pretty happy with this makeover and this space is certainly now one of my favourites. What do you think? Have you tackled a project like this? What was your experience? I would love to hear from you, don’t be shy!
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