Updating Old Furniture
July 17, 2008 § 9 Comments
I love a bargain. And if I can get something for free, all the better. I got this wicker settee from a friend moving to a city condo and the chair was a consignment store find. Both original pieces were not so great-looking. The chair was a dingy “white” and the settee a pretty banged-up natural wicker. All it took to update this furniture was two cans of dark brown spray paint and a tarp to cover the grass in the backyard. Within an hour, the furniture had been rescued.
For cushions, I used an inexpensive cotton (even covered some buttons) and splurged on a few new pillows.
Don’t overlook old furniture that can be spruced up with a little elbow grease. It’s really fun and rewarding to take what might have gone to the dump and make it fresh and usable again.