So often we see a great deal but we don’t think we have the time, money, or courage undertake the effort to make a “good deal” into something “just right” for us.
Case in point: Patios are the new living room / family room / great room combos. It seems like everyone is sprucing up their porch and outdoor space ALL THE TIME.
Here at the Tri State Area’s Largest and most Award Winning Market and Auction Space, we find that super sturdy, retro cool, and even almost new patio furniture is found here for pennies on the dollar during most sales.
Today we are going to focus on how you can take one of those super sturdy, retro cool, gliders and take it to the next level (or just a less violently eye popping color combination).
Take this beauty, offered for auction soon.
It’s sturdy and the cushions are comfortable. With reclining arms, fully reclining back, and smooth glide operation, this mid-century beauty was built to last. If you love those oh so retro cushions then by all means, dust her off, grab a drink, and have a seat.
If, however, you aren’t so sure that goes with your decor, there are quick and easy ways to make over outdoor furniture that won’t cost you an arm and a leg or blood, sweat, and tears.
Here is how one $12 (yes, TWELVE dollars) glider went from drab to fab with just a quick spray of fresh color.
BLOG Glider Before. $12 at auction. The Frame was solid but the cushions needed some help.
What do we have to lose? Nothing but some really drab cushions. Enter the magic of spray paint.
Spray the offending cushions. Light thin coats over clean surface. Dry thoroughly between coats. Press your $1 plant hanger (also purchased at auction) into service as a cushion hanger. To the rear you can see the glider being painted a nice rich color as well. The flat cushions are hanging on a clothes line because anything works in a pinch. More spray paint.
When dry put it all back together and sit back and relax and enjoy your finished product. Over a year later and this updated neutral is at home on any patio. For $12 plus two cans of spray paint we have a beautiful updated glider for less than the cost of a pizza and a couple drinks. Which, by the way, will be delicious enjoyed sitting on this glider.
We must also lose our fear of spreading a little color around! So bid on that crazy outdoor furniture and grab a couple of cans and get to making your new/old items fit your lifestyle.