June 12, 2012 at 12:22 pm
by Designer Dad: Stephen Saint-Onge
As you spend more time outside in your yard this summer, you might notice some things that need changing or updating such as your garden furniture. You don’t necessarily have to buy new items, you can simply makeover some furniture with paint and changing your seating.
Take for example this metal, outdoor dining set. The set is all white now but with a can or two of spray paint (for metal) from Krylon you can get an instant new look with a new color.
I decided to only spray the table and use the dining chairs somewhere else. By changing out your seating options you can give a table a new look and feel.
In this case, the wicker chairs have a brown and black color scheme, so the new brown dining table worked perfectly with the new collection of pieces. I added a new umbrella with more brown accents.
In the end, the project took only a few minutes of time. It can give an area you see everyday a new boost of much-needed energy and style.
Celebrity home designer and family-focused lifestyle expert Stephen Saint-Onge isFamily Circle magazine’s Contributing Home Editor. He writes about home on his blog Designer Dad, as well as here on Momster.com.