There's something so wonderful about picking up a unique find at a garage sale and giving it an update. That's why we partnered with Krylon® for this post.
One of my favorite things to do is hit garage sales in my area. Sometimes it's just to browse and potentially get a sneak peek of what other people's houses look like, and then there are the times I'm on the hunt for something. I happened upon an outdoor furniture set that needed a touch-up but was otherwise in great condition and had to bring the set home. There was quite a bit of rust in a couple of spots on the furniture, but a coating of spray paint can do wonders. Here's how to give your old outdoor items a quick refresh.
- Take a look at your furniture and think about what color would work best with for your project. I decided a lighter shade would brighten everything up.
- Head outdoors or to a well-ventilated area and cover with a drop cloth to protect your space.
- Wipe down the item, using soapy water and a soft cloth to remove any dirt or spider webs. This makes for a nice, smooth surface to paint.
- If there's any rust, gently brush with sandpaper or a metal brush then wipe clean. I used KRYLON Covermaxx in almond for coating my chairs.
- Flip the chairs over and give an even coat of paint. Once dry, flip and paint the other side.
- Touch up as needed and enjoy your new furniture!
And here's how to turn an old hanging basket into a succulent planter.