Tuesday, June 30, 2015

I Spray Painted My Outdoor Seat Cushions


Now that the weather is nicer we've been spending a lot more time outdoors.  My husband loves to grill and we've already had a few summer bbqs.  Sounds like fun right?!

Until we noticed our patio cushions.  They were worn and faded, but so expensive to replace.

So I refreshed them with spray paint and new pillow covers.  The updates really transformed our space.

The easy pillow cover tutorial I followed can be found here.

I used one can of spray paint per cushion to achieve a dark-even coat.

The difference is amazing!  Thin coats are key.

It was a simple and affordable weekend project.

I kept wondering what took me so long!



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34 comments:

  1. Dying to know how they hold up! I've been wanting to do this on all sorts of upholstery for years! They look amazing!

    xo!
    Kylie
    absolutelyarkansas.com

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    1. Hi Kylie! I actually did this earlier in the month and so far so good. They clean up much easier now. I use the leaf blower and the hose to keep them clean. I figure if they start to look worn again I can just re-coat them with spray paint.

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  2. Wow...spray paint, who knew! Awesome job, Brandi!

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  3. Thanks for sharing. I've been following your blog for a few years and I'm excited that you did this because I've been considering doing the same with my outdoor cushions for the past few months. What kind of spray paint did you use? And how do they feel?

    Alison

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    1. Hi Allison! Thank you so much for continuing to follow my blog. I used a can of paint and primer in one/exterior spray paint. It did change the texture a bit, but not in a bad way. They clean up much easier now. I use the leaf blower and the hose to keep them clean. I have no complaints, considering how bad they looked before.

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  4. Brilliant Brandi! Thanks for the tip. Looking really, really pretty. Happy 4th of July!
    Sharon
    The House of Hampton

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  5. Great transformation! I have some cushions in need of rehab. This might be just what I need to coax a few more seasons out of them

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  6. If my mom was alive she would adopt you because you are her real child with the crafts and things that you do. I can't even decorate a table smh. Love it!

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  7. Great ideia!! What paint did you use?

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    1. Thank you so much, Rose! I used a can of paint and primer in one/exterior spray paint.

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  8. What a great idea Brandi! I would have never thought of that. : )

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  9. They look great! I'll have to keep this idea in the back of my mind!!

    Michelle

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  10. They look great.. I see we have the same set so I'm definitely giving this a try.. Mine are so badly in need of a fresh look...I was concerned that it would come off on the clothes, but I guess not.. Thanks for sharing

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  11. They look awesome. Another great and tryable idea, thanks!

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  12. Hi Brandi, love your patio chair cushions and pillows. I have always painted fabric indoors and out and it really is a great fix. Love how yours turned out. Beautiful setting.
    xo

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  13. EEEEK! I need to this asap!!!! I just opened my patio and my cushions are a mess!!!! What brand of spray paint did you use Brandi? How long did you let them dry?Thanks!!! Love the new look!

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  14. I knew of someone else who spray painted their outdoor chairs and they came out amazing. And girl, so did yours. I want to buy some outdoor furniture just to update it LOL. I am so loving the color. You did an amazing job.

    Kia / The House of KTS
    www.houseofkts.com

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  15. such a great idea, Brandi! The cushions look great.

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  16. I love seeing a sister blogger that thinks outside the box . . . Your transformation is beautiful. It takes a creative brain and a little elbow grease . . . and watch out wonderful things will happen. Brandi, you are remarkable, great job!
    Connie :)

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  17. Brandi, your cushions look fabulous. They honestly look brand new. You have certainly given me some inspiration today. Thanks and have an amazing 4th of July... :)

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  18. Cushions are expensive, it's annoying! But that is so cool you can spray paint them! Nice job :)

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  19. I had no idea you could do that! They look great :)

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  20. Brandi, your out door space looks great. It looks so comfortable and inviting. It is so amazing about spray painting out door cushions. They look fabulous.

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  21. What a great idea Brandi! I would be worried that it would turn out really stiff, but it sounds like it does not alter the feel too much. What a fast an inexpensive update! Jennifer@decoratingdelirium.com

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  22. Who knew!?!? They look great!

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  23. Oh this is just gorgeous. Very well done.

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  24. Oh my gosh, Brandi! I need to do this too. Did you just use Rustoleum? I never loved the color of our cushions to begin with and now three summers later they definitely need a revamp. Thank you for this!! You just saved me hundreds. :)

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  25. Love your beautiful outdoor space! I so need to work on mine!

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  26. Looks great Brandi! I would have never guessed you achieved this look with spray paint.

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  27. I never in a million years would have thought to paint seat cushions. They look fabulous!

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