And speaking of Ikea, we are Always speaking of Ikea, how about these awesome metal chairs in the “Dinged and Damaged” section? (slightly blurry iPhone pic) We love a clearance price….AND couldn’t find any dings or damages on them.
“Too bad we don’t need 1 white chair and 1 black chair,……… if only they were the same color”.
I’ll bet that was what everybody that passed them up was thinking.
While we clever boys were thinking, “Remember that brown satin spray paint we used on the under-eaves lights?” You can see it Here.
Yeah, I guess it was over a year ago that we put some effort into our patio and got that $150 patio set from the Walls-Mart.
It held up pretty well, I suppose. It was cheap, so no loss in replacing the chairs with some we really like.
The cushions are a little sun-bleached, but it’s ok. Those lattice cubes from Ikea, little spotty too. ‘Prolly cause they aren’t meant to be exposed to the elements.
Well, Jamie fixed those lattice boxes with the same russet stain we used on the fence.
One small project led to another small project, and soon our patio looked like this.
The loveseat and barn star got fresh coats of satin spray as well. Now all the faded metal ties together nicely with the new chairs. But not Matchy-Matchy.
All those lattice boxes needed was a little stain…..Way, More, Much, Better….
I’m sure that y’all remember when we used the orange theatrical gels on those galvanized lanterns. Also from, you guessed it, Ikea.
Usually we have an outdoor rug on the patio to soften the space, but when we have friends over, (or we are styling for pictures)…..out comes an old kilim rug.
Those chairs turned out great….
If you can even see them under the giant pillows. Comfy…
Our Ikea mantra……Personalize it.
The chairs, lattice boxes, and lanterns all got customized.
Pretty groovy patio all around……
Now my brother has a great space to smoke in when he’s at our house…….