Yes, I am alive...and actually doing well. I have had lots of snags in life over the past month or so and blogging has had to take the back burner for a bit. Nothing big or serious, just more important.
With that said, my marathon project for the summer is finally done and I truly LOVE it! Here is my Wicker Furniture Makeover...
Really this is quite an easy and simple project. With the summer I have had, it has been started and stopped so many times, I had a difficult time finding the before and mid shots in all my photos. I think I started this in June...yea, pathetic I know.
*This post contains affiliate links*This wicker set came home with me from a garage sale about 4 years ago and looked pretty shabby, but for $10 I couldn't pass it up! With the magic of spray paint I was able to make it look almost brand new, but after 4 years...
This was a total splurge for me, but I felt justified because I was sure I couldn't find a great fabric for this cheap....and the colors were just what I wanted. Of course I didn't buy it right away, I went home and stewed about it for half a day before I hurried back to the store to make the purchase.
Rust-oleum's spray paint, seriously it hasn't failed me yet!! Great coverage and easy to spray, I get it at Home Depot.
I set my seats on the tablecloth and cut the fabric a few inches bigger on all sides, I made sure to pull it up to check if I had enough fabric.
I had more than half of the table cloth left when I finished cutting. I was happy about that because I can use it for something else! I used my power shot pro staple gun to attach the fabric and that was it! I am not a pro at doing upholstery, but it really isn't bad, you can check out my DIY upholstery bench for a little more detail. I learned how to upholster from YouTube. (:
This is obviously outdoor furniture, and the weather must be dealt with. I have been wanting to try this Thompson's Water Seal Fabric Seal for SOOOOO long. Since June to be exact. I was so impressed with this product when I saw it at the Thompson's Booth at SNAP in March that I was giddy with excitement when they sent me some to try!!
I sprayed it on and recoated after 4 hours. Super simple! Not only does it waterproof the fabric, it resists color fading, and repels stains, a total must with 6 kids and a dog. It was really quick and easy to apply, and I am now itching to make some outdoor pillows to spray it on!
I reattached the seats aaannd....TA DA...a super cute wicker furniture makeover for less than $30! It is so fun, bright and inviting!
It will stay here on my front porch for a little while, maybe until next spring. This set was supposed to go on my finished back porch that....isn't finished. Ahhh, the best laid plans....maybe next summer won't be as busy? Ha ha ha!
Do you have any wicker furniture that needs sprucing up? I totally recommend just going for it, you won't be sorry!
Thanks for stopping by!