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Prepping our Patio for Hot Summer Nights
It all began when our neighbor purchased a lovely set of teal patio furniture last summer. Suddenly, our black table and chairs felt awfully basic and bland. From our back porch, we can see about one third of their deck, which holds the gorgeous teal set. Every evening I was telling Handsome Husband how much I loved that color.
I didn't snap "before" photos until everything had been drug off our patio. It's pretty easy to imagine a boring set of black furniture. The sky blue paint has been in my stash for a few years waiting for me to make a decision on how to use it!
A paint sprayer was purchased from a local hardware store and I got to work. Hard work. Detailed work. Getting into all the little nooks and crannies of each chair felt pretty exasperating. Since the set was being painted in our grass, it was very difficult to get good coverage on the feet. (As I am typing, it has dawned on me, I could have set them on cardboard. Oh, well. Next time for sure!)
Our patio no longer feels basic or bland! I love that cool blue against the warm tones of our old rock farmhouse!
|How cute is that photobomber? Handsome Husband calls Ivan my shadow. He is always nearby.
Here's where your advice is needed. While I love the pattern of the seat cushions, I was disappointed with the quality of fabric. Those will be replaced. I'm also struggling to commit to a rug. All suggestions would be greatly appreciated! What color cushions and rug would YOU choose?
Let's take a look at the other projects!