1. Outdoor Furniture
Did you know you can paint outdoor cushions with latex paint? I know because of course I had to try when I had enough of my sun-faded set. Sometimes the best DIY projects come from a place of desperation.
First, I cleaned the fabric with a mild detergent and scrub brush. You can use one part paint to two parts fabric medium for a soft finish but I found I had the best coverage results when I used straight paint. The texture of the fabric was like vinyl, not at all uncomfortable or scratchy. You can use a sanding sponge to smooth out rough areas if need be.
The painted cushions stayed vibrant all summer and repelled water, which was a pleasant surprise after summer storms. So, if you spot a great outdoor patio set, don't let ugly fabric hold you back!
I'm always on the hunt for lighting that I can repurpose. I got this semi-flushmount for a song and used wood bead Christmas garland that I spray painted to create a high-end looking light for my kids' room.
4. Outdated Kitchen Tables
I snagged this table at a yard sale last year for $10. To get the weathered-beachy look I wanted, I used gray chalk paint on the legs with a coat of oak stain over top. I wiped the stain on with one rag and off with another to give it a "stain wash." I used the same technique on the top of the table except I used white chalk paint and weathered gray stain to create the look of a concrete tabletop. The possibilities are endless with these little, round tables!
5. Kitchen Chairs
We turned these old kitchen chairs into pretty, side-by-side swings for our front porch. It's a fun take on the traditional porch swing and we use this space so much now that we've added the swings.
Do you have a great yard sale find that you've repurposed? Share it with us! Use the hashtag #oserathome on Instagram. If we use your project, you'll get a free can of paint on us!