I hope you like lots of Before and Afters:
I was able to complete my spray paint makeovers in time for our little family 4th of July celebration. We're experiencing a heat wave and lots of storms in Virginia, so many of these photos were snapped late one afternoon when it wasn't (for once) storming or 500 degrees outside.
You might remember the Before shots of the deck:
The little love seat was really dirty and grimey:
To clean and paint the remaining pieces of my set, I followed the steps in my patio furniture makeover tutorial...with the help of Krylon. I love that the Rust Protector spray paint dries in 8 minutes or less! A rain storm blew in not long after I finished the love seat, and I didn't have any problems with the finish.
The chair received the same treatment, and looked so fresh and bright in white that I couldn't wait to dress the rest of the deck up....
The love seat is perfect for relaxing with a pup...or a cousin.
Anyone can enjoy a glass of lemonade in one of our "new" chairs.
It's not fancy, but we are really enjoying our freshened up outdoor space!
We didn't have any extra money to spend on outdoor rugs, extra furniture, or accessories after we stained the deck...so I used what I had, including the Blanche Devereaux-sunroom-cushions.
All in all, I'm pleased! I like to show you guys simple projects like this because I know we're not the only family struggling in this economy. You don't have to spend a lot to create a homey, livable space! We still have some work to do, but I've learned that it's okay to go step by step and save for little extras along the way.
I'm hoping we can build a potting bench to use as a buffet/drink station, and I'd also like to enlist T's help in making a screen to cover up the oh-so-attractive water meter and cable box. I think that will help a lot.
I also have some good news for you! If spray paint projects are in the works for you, you can show off your work and enter to win a prize with the Krylon Make it Gr8 in 8 Contest! Just upload a quick 8 minute fix to the gallery, including the instructions and a list of supplies. Weekly winners will receive a 6-pack of Krylon Rust Protector, and the Grand Prize Winner will receive a riding lawn mower, a patio set, and a gas grill!
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*I received spray paint from Krylon for this project, but I was not compensated financially. Opinions are, as always, my own.