Friday, August 12, 2016

Upcycled Dining Set for the Patio- Painting Chair Frames and Upholstering

Upcycled Dinning Set for the Patio
We updated a dining set that we no-longer used indoors to make it more suitable for the backyard patio. We used vibrant colours to give the outdoor furniture a more energizing look using Fusion Mineral Paint and by changing the upholstery. 
Upcycled Dinning Set for the Patio
Since the dining set was a dark shade of brown and had a shiny coating, we first sanded it a little before putting a coat of Little Teapot blue shade. After putting the blue shade, we decided we wanted a more greener colour and did a second coat using the Little Speckled Frog minty green shade. For the table we used the vibrant punchy Little Star yellow.  
Upcycled Dinning Set for the Patio
Re-covering the cushions at home is quite easy and we have done this a few times and have always enjoyed the results. Laying new fabric on a chair cushion requires only a few material and it is a quick and easy fix to update the decor of the furniture or the space.  
Upcycled Dinning Set for the Patio
We first added a muslin layer before adding the upholstery fabric. This will improve the appearance of the upholstery. We attached the muslin layer to the back edge and then pulled it taut in the front. We attached the muslin layer and the upholstery cloth using a heavy duty stapler.
Upcycled Dinning Set for the Patio
Fold the excess fabric at the cushion's corners into pleats and staple the fabric, the remaining fabric can be trimmed off.  
Upcycled Dinning Set for the Patio
We sprayed the fabric using the Mod Podge Clear Acrylic Aerosol Sealer before reattaching the cushion to the chair frame. Before drying this spray has a strong scent, so use the spray in a well ventilated area. We found it was quick and easy to use this spray, as it doesn't drip and it dries quickly and clear on the cloth. Using this sealer makes the material waterproof, which is wonderful as this dining set is for outdoor use. This sealer from Plaid is available in Matte, Glossy, and Super hi-shine. 
Upcycled Dinning Set for the Patio
This is a fun and easy project to upcycle furniture we already had. The results of the project gives the patio and the outdoor space a friendlier and brighter ambience.  

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10 comments:

  1. You did a great job, it's beautiful. I refinish my old oak set last year, my husband fix the loose chair. It was so much work but worth it, it's beautiful and still sitting in my kitchen,

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  2. WOW, this is a terrific idea, you did a great job and the transformation looks awesome!

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  3. I love this, I love this kind of stuff, will definitely try it.

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  4. Oh wow it's hard to believe it's the same set, what a difference a makeover can do, and a great way to recycle the furniture!!

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  5. thanks for this. I'd never thought of undertaking such a task - your post makes it look possible.

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  6. Wow,that is so beautiful!! Love it!

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  7. oh my goodness. i haven't seen modge podge in years! thank you for the memories and new ideas.
    jan

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  8. What a nice result on a great idea!

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  9. This is perfect! I'm in the process of preparing to redo my chairs! Thanks for sharing, this helped so much!

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  10. Wow great job! I love the paint colour and the pattern you used. It looks really good!

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