Looking for something fun to do?  Here is a list of the great DIY projects we have posted, complete with step-by-step instructions.

 

Outdoor Chair Makeover

Have your old metal chairs seen better days? Make them look brand new again!

 

 

 

I know I say this all the time, but seriously, we spend a lot of time in our backyard. One of our most frequently used spaces is our fire pit. Over the years we have tried several different types of chairs, but it turns out that a fire pit can be really hard on them. Despite the passing of several other styles, these boring black metal chairs have really stood the test of time. They spent many years at my parent’s home before being passed on to us, and we have had them for a decade.

 

 

 

 

 

Have your old metal chairs seen better days? Make them look brand new again!

 

 

 

They are still strong and sturdy but aesthetically they leave a lot to be desired.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have your old metal chairs seen better days? Make them look brand new again!

 

 

 

The finish has worn off in places,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have your old metal chairs seen better days? Make them look brand new again!

 

 

 

And they are beginning to rust a bit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have your old metal chairs seen better days? Make them look brand new again!

 

 

 

Aside from that, I was really just tired of the way they seem to disappear into the surroundings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have your old metal chairs seen better days? Make them look brand new again!

 

 

 

So in my typical fashion, I broke out the spray paint!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have your old metal chairs seen better days? Make them look brand new again!

 

 

 

Our fire pit is primarily brown, and the black chairs (which had faded to brown) were barely visible.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have your old metal chairs seen better days? Make them look brand new again!

 

 

 

Now they stand out,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have your old metal chairs seen better days? Make them look brand new again!

 

 

 

And the green really pulls in the color from the surrounding plants and grass.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have your old metal chairs seen better days? Make them look brand new again!

 

 

 

The paint effectively resealed the chairs,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have your old metal chairs seen better days? Make them look brand new again!

 

 

 

and the finish is perfectly crisp and smooth,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have your old metal chairs seen better days? Make them look brand new again!

 

 

 

just as it was when they were brand new.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have your old metal chairs seen better days? Make them look brand new again!

 

 

 

 

I think this fun pop of color was exactly what the fire pit needed. The whole process took about 30 minutes (not including drying time).  I’d say that was time well spent. :-)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more fun ways to spruce up your yard:

Wine Bottle Fence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pallet wood love sign

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairy Garden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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