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Deck Makeover – Painted Plastic Chairs

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My deck needed a face lift.  It was new, basic, and a great place to hang out but kind of blah.  Last week I showed you the first step I took to add a little color to my deck.

I painted a black metal table and 2 old flower pots nice bright colors.

painted pots and table, a deck makeover

Deck Makeover – Painted Pots and Table

My goal was not to spend a lot of money but still give the area some life.  This is a good-sized deck.  There’s room for a dining table and separate little seating area.  I kept our existing metal and glass dining table with 2 chairs and added bright chevron cushions.

I pulled colors out of those cushions to paint the table and pots as well as 2 chairs I updated this week.

I have had these 2 green chairs for years.  Surprisingly they are in really good condition, just well-loved.  They have paint splatter on them, and have faded in the sun.  So I picked up some paint and freshened them up.

chairs before

They don’t look too bad in this picture, I had just hosed them down so the fading is not as apparent.  Trust me, they are not too pretty when dry.

I washed and scrubbed them as best I could then used 2 coats of Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch 2x Ultra Cover in Oasis Blue to cover these chairs.  This product adheres to metal wood and even platic.  Be sure and use the satin finish not gloss, it holds up better outdoors.  I’d love to give you a link to buy this but in my area I found it at Home Depot and it’s only sold in stores.


Easy update for your plastic chairs

A few bright and fun updates and I am instantly more comfortable on my deck.

new life for your old plastic chairs - with just a little paint
painted chair table and pot

We had a storm last week that bent my umbrella so unfortunately I will have to purchase a new one, but other that that I am really happy with the minimal amount of money I spent on the project. (this is why there are no pictures of the other area of the deck, table looks a little funny without an umbrella.)

How have you spruce up your outdoor space this year?

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Hello, I would love to hear how those plastic chairs are holding up?


Monday 31st of August 2015

They are holding up well Kria! The only issue I have is a crazy amount of wind on my deck, when the chairs blow around some of the paint scrapes off on the legs. I have since moved them to my patio area {less wind} and they are holding up much better. But the color is still vibrant!

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