Remember last week in my post, My Week in 6, where I mentioned a small project I completed to update our patio. Well I thought I would share my dirty little secret with you all today.
To be honest, we have an incredible patio in our backyard, but we hardly ever use it, until we put our house on the market it was looking pretty tired.
I wanted to spruce it up so potential buyer’s could see how fabulous it really is. I think it is a very unique and important part of our house….actually it was one of the things that originally drew me to the house.
Several years ago, before Alfred and I got married, my parent’s gave me a really nice patio set. It includes four rod-iron chairs and a great firepit. The furniture itself is still in excellent shape, but the pillows were looking pretty tired. They were doing absolutely nothing for the patio anymore, so I thought I would spruce them up.
How you ask?
Spray Paint of course!
I spray painted the cushions. It took seven cans of spray paint to finish the job. I couldn’t believe it. The project took me most of the day because I had to keep running out to hunt down more spray paint. The first trip to the store I bought 2 cans, thinking that would be all I needed…it wasn’t.
The second time I ran to the store I bought all they had on the shelf. It still wasn’t enough. Finally, I had to run to the next town over to buy more, when I got to Wal-Mart and they only had one can left.
I used Rustoleum Indoor/Outdoor Hunter Green satin. Who would have thought Hunter Green would be such a popular spray paint color? For the most part, I thought the color hunter green went out in the 90′s.
Anyways, it is not a permanent solution, but they will get us through the summer. I think it made a huge difference in the overall scheme of our patio.
What do you think?
Look who stopped by to help me out in the backyard…actually I think she was patiently waiting to play ball…silly pup, I couldn’t resist that shot.