Hello again friends. This past weekend was a long weekend for us here in Canada and while the weather was gorgeous and I would have loved to just sit on our patio and relax, we had some work around the house that needed to be done. So while the boys and hubby cleaned out the garage, Bella and I painted our old patio dining set. I think we got the better end of the deal.
Refreshing our old dining set served as the perfect opportunity to use the new Americana Outdoor Living Paint while also creating a post to contribute to the Outdoor Extravaganza series, as this week we share our paint or built projects. You can click to see week 1 and week 2.
This is a brand new paint to the DecoArt family and I love the ease of use as it doesn’t require a sealer, it’s colorfast and it will resist water. Keep an eye out for them mid-June at Michaels.
I wasn’t completely sure whether I wanted to paint the table or try to restore it with natural wood stain, but I took the plunge and I’m so happy I did. This is a very old table and I think the paint has given it a brand new life. The color I used is called “Iron Gate” and it’s the perfect black.
You may recall our recent little patio makeover (here) and while I loved how it turned out, my original design plan was to keep this a dining area and landscape a little corner for our sitting area. As time did not permit I didn’t want to spend too much money on new accessories, I went with what I had, which surprise, surprise, happened to be blues and whites.
But this little dining area is exactly what I had in mind, including this color scheme.
I love using things I already have and just shop our home to decorate.
Brody obviously feels at home, even bringing his toy with him. I didn’t have the heart to ask him to move.
I had fun setting up this little scene even though my neighbor – who happened to be cleaning his windows and was staring at me the entire time while I hauled things in and out – likely thinks I’m a little crazy. I often wonder what they really think about these photo sessions.
I hope you enjoyed this little makeover as much as I did. Don’t forget that tomorrow you can link up your own outdoor projects right here.
Thanks again so much for joining us today.
Patio Dining Set Makeover by Craftberry Bush
DIY White Washed Terra Cotta Pots by Setting for Four
Make Painted Rock Garden Markers by The DIY Mommy
DIY Arrow Painted Vintage Oar Deck Decor by The Happy Housie
Succulents in Weathered Pots by Satori Design for Living
The Perfect Accent to my Front Porch by City Farmhouse