Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Re-inventing old garden furniture

We've got a set of old garden table and chairs that have been merrily rusting away their days in the garden shed for the past two years. Inspired by the rainbow colour scheme featured on the shelves in my earlier post I brazenly pinched their pallette to use in the garden.I'm now notably banned by my boyfriend from painting anything else in rainbow shades for fear of permanently turning our home into a kindergarten.






Here's how I did them:
Sanded off the rust, splinters and bubbling paint before giving them a good s
crub with water and fairy liquid I then unscrewed the wooden slats, marking clearly in pencil what colour to paint each one in Once they were dry I painted all of the metal work work with red Hammerite paint, which is great as it can be used straight on rust.


I then painted the wooden slats in five different shades of gloss. I actually took in various cuttings from magazines and asked the Dulux lady to match them on her clever colour matching machine. Finally, I screwed it all back together again, bobs your uncle, our garden is now adorned with rainbow brights.

9 comments:

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  2. beautiful chairs! top idea

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  3. What a great idea!! I love what you did!

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  4. Great idea and especially fun for the kids.

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  5. I love the colorful chairs. It feels like these came from a candy store.

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  6. You should consider doing this professionally! The set looks so great. I want matching computer desks for those chairs. I think I'm in love.

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  7. I love it! I just might do the same for my office furniture nyc.

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  8. The simple and yet vibrant colors of this set could also bode well for a garden lap desk.

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  9. Love these chairs! they are so beautiful!

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