Thursday, July 03, 2008

Summer Projects

I must have serious ADD. In one day I started 5 major projects. One morning I started weeding my garden and transplanting plants (which was just a warm-up), then when that got boring, I went into the house and started tearing down the old wallpaper in the utility bathroom. Soon enough ripping got boring so I started to test out the new paint color. Later that afternoon I moved on to pressure washing the patio around the pool. (As it turns out this is a very time consuming project that has taken all week, but is almost done.) Pressure washing the patio lead to pressure washing the patio furniture which leads to the project I am most excited about...

This week we started re-finishing our patio furniture!

...well, let me back up a little. Last year when I was jonesin' for a new patio set, my husband felt the money would be better spent on other things (little did we know I would have two kidney stone surgeries in the fall).

Instead of new patio furniture we compromised and agreed to re-finish what we had. His parents gave us their old metal set when we bought their house, but it was really rusty and needed some serious TLC. I found some new cushions, but that's as far as we got. Then this past weekend we got the new paint that would match our outdoor love seat and chair set.


Here are the chairs: before (white), during (rust colored primer) and after (brushed bronze)


...and here is what the chair looks like with the cushions...so much better!!!

6 comments:

Bob Roush said...

I like the look of your "new" chairs. How long did it take for you to redo them?

sweetktea said...

Looks so great Alyssa!

Alyssa said...

It took a few hours to pressure wash the whole set, chairs, a table and the rocking love-seat. Then after they were dry, another hour or so to prime about 3 chairs (we ran out of primer) and then the next day we put the paint on...Dan wants to do 2 coats, so we still aren't quite done, but we're getting closer!

Mickle Family said...

Looks good! (But is your tan darker than Dan's?) :-)

Heather said...

Yeah, I'd call that "project ADD". I get that too. Because of my short attention span! Your chairs look great!

Gabrielle said...

LOVE it! It's like a new set! What a difference!