Home Beautification Projects: Patio Furniture

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Home Beautification Projects: Patio Furniture

 
Many Professional Home Stagers
share Before and After Photos which highlight significant improvements made by simply removing clutter, adding accents, rearranging or removing furniture and changing colors. 

Patio Chair and Table

When it comes to the great outdoors of every house,
there are also many things that we can do to embellish, freshen and add appeal to an otherwise drab space.

No matter how good NEW patio furniture looks, after a
few years of exposure to the sun, extreme temperatures
and weather conditions, NEW patio furniture will start
looking old and worn out, but it doesn't have to.


Applying a fresh coat of paint will make
your patio furniture Pop instead of Flop.


 

Before Photo

Patio Table Old


After Photo

Patio Table New


My Recommendation for Paint Brand and Color

Spray Paint Can

Depending upon how much furniture you have, this Outdoor Home Beautification Project may only cost $25.00 - $100.00, which is a lot less than NEW furniture. 

The paint shown above was purchased at Lowe's for approximately $6.00 per can.  This Metallic Oil Rubbed Bronze Rust-Oleum Product will produce a deep rich appearance with a bit of sparkle.  For better longer lasting results a clear coat may be applied, after the color coat has sufficiently dried.    

Home Beautification doesn't need to be expensive to look expensive.

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Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Great advice, Richard!  Look at you getting all "stager" on your bad self!  LOL!  I've painted my outside furniture with Rustoleum and had fabulous results.  

Aug 30, 2012 03:26 AM #2
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
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Good morning Richard,

Look at the results you get with a little hard work and time. Looks like everything turned out very well.

Have a great day in Mission Viejo.

Best, Clint mcKie

Aug 30, 2012 03:29 AM #3
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Kathy Nielsen
http://atlantahomestaging.net - Marietta, GA
Atlanta Georgia Home Stager

Awesome post!  I love the "pop" instead of "flop line. I'm also cracking up at Sharon's comment. Too funny.

Kathy

Aug 30, 2012 03:36 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
Michael Saunders & Company - Sarasota, FL
Sales Manager - New Homes & Condominiums Division

Richard, it's the little things that make the big difference. Enjoy your day!

Aug 30, 2012 04:11 AM #5
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Roger D. Mucci
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You're the man!  Had to chuckle at your post Richard.  My favorite part:  

Applying a fresh coat of paint will make your patio furniture Pop instead of Flop.

Aug 30, 2012 04:17 AM #6
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Melissa Brown
Savvy + Co Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Realtor - South Charlotte NC Homes for Sale

Richard, what a great idea to spruce up weather-worn outdoor furniture!  I love your after pictures.  This is such an easy and cheap fix, and I will recommend it to my clients!   Re-blogged!

Aug 30, 2012 04:43 AM #7
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Shannon Milligan, Richmond VA Real Estate Agent
RVA Home Team with Jefferson Properties - Richmond, VA
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Rust-Oleum is a great product to save us a lot of money and to keep those favorite pieces looking fresh!

Have a great day!

Aug 30, 2012 06:22 AM #8
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Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. "Said and Done!" - Merrick, NY
Long Island's South Shore Real Estate Agent

I'm sure there are many things that could benefit from a little Rust-oleum.

Aug 30, 2012 06:31 AM #9
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Steve and Jan Bachman
RE/MAX Gateway, Reston, Herndon, Ashburn, Sterling, Fairfax - Herndon, VA
Realtors - Northern Virginia

I need to spray paint myself with this stuff. Love your header photo Richard.

ALSO...I was on Google+ and this came right to me. I am just getting cranking on G+ but have been very happy with the SEO bump.

Google search likes Google products :-)

Aug 30, 2012 06:32 AM #10
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Belinda Spillman
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Richard,  It is amazing what a small can of spray paint can do to freshen up your environment.  The little things really do make a difference.

Aug 30, 2012 06:38 AM #11
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John McCormack
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Good job Richard.  We utilize our outdoor living area almost year around.  It's our favorite living area :)  My bride has even been known to vacuum the brick flooring with her mighty Dyson.... imagine that.

Aug 30, 2012 08:37 AM #12
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Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
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It's amazing what a little paint can do. I think flowers on the deck make a statement too.

Aug 30, 2012 10:49 AM #13
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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I love the after picture and the great tip about the paint.
Sep 01, 2012 06:27 AM #14
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Dagny Eason
Dagny's Real Estate - Wilton, CT
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I also love Rustoleum Paints!  Thanks for the tip!

Sep 04, 2012 06:52 PM #15
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Mona Gersky
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Richard, I probably have as many SKUs in Rustoleum as Lowes! (Stock Keeping Units for the non-retailers).  I guess they'd work better if I take them out of storage and actually apply them to something.  Thanks for the inspiration.  Now, where's that face mask?

Sep 15, 2012 06:30 AM #16
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Richard Yates
Mission Viejo, CA
Broker and Realtor Orange County, California

Hi everyone, I've been working on the rest of my patio furniture and so far have used 5 cans of the recommended paint.  Each piece looks great and completely upgrades the look of the same furniture with a new shiny finish.  For an investment of less than $50.00 the finished look delivers a big impression.  

Don't spray paint on windy days, don't hold the can too close to what you are painting and wear a mask and eye protection.  Have fun, enjoy the outcome and best wishes always.    

Sep 15, 2012 07:16 AM #17
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DeeDee Riley
Lyon Real Estate - El Dorado Hills CA - El Dorado Hills, CA
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Hi Richard,

I can't tell you how long I have looked for paint with this oil rubbed bronze color.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.   I think outdoor lighting needs refreshing from time to time too and my bronze fixures are starting to look light rust!

Heading to Lowes first chance I have!!!

 

Sep 18, 2012 05:31 PM #18
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Richard, what a great idea. It is amazing what spray paint can do nowadays.

Sep 25, 2012 06:33 AM #19
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Richard Yates
Mission Viejo, CA
Broker and Realtor Orange County, California

DeeDee, I only have one chaise lounge left to do;, we are also replacing the faded fabric in the loungers which makes a huge difference.  You're so right about the out door lighting, many of mine need replacing too. 

Do one project and it points toward two more projects.  ;-)  Thank you for sharing and best wishes always.

Sep 25, 2012 07:36 AM #20
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Richard Yates
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Broker and Realtor Orange County, California

Hi Rachell, You're absolutely right!  A fresh coat of paint or a new color can turn an item from old and dull to bright and appealing.  Thank you for commenting and best wishes always.

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