Saturday, May 18, 2019

Spraying my Patio Furniture Pink

Think PINK!
Pink Patio Furniture!
 Pink is really "in" right now for home decor.
It turned out to be very charming and whimsical in pink.
This set is a vintage wire furniture set called Peacock style and 
it is from the 1970s.  It was in its original white ( with now rust)
finish when hubs found it for me, and it was time to freshen it up.
 Not the easiest thing to paint, but that didn't stop me.
And hubs helped by scraping the table down, as that was covered in flaking
and peeling paint. 
I used cans of Rustoleum Candy Pink, a new color.
It took about two cans per chair, and at least two cans for the table.
 I laid a plastic drop cloth over the rock wall in the yard and on the ground and 
painted the chairs front and back and upside down. This paint takes a while to dry,
and being impatient, I just grabbed the tacky/wet chairs and turned their position to 
keep on painting and get the job finished. I did one coat the first day, and then the second 
day I painted them again to get any spots I missed and a second coat over most of it,
with pretty good results. 
 However, even though I shook the paint can for the recommended time it would spray
out various shades of pink.  At first I was freaked but then though, hey this is pretty cool!
It has an ombre look overall, in a subtle way that is appealing to me.
A tremendous amount of the paint goes right through all the wire
design and onto the drop cloth. There is no way around that...
 One thing you must do is to buy this handle by Rustoleum.
It attaches to the spray nozzle of the can and then you 
can spray for hours without any hand cramping or finger paralysis. 
 This is pretty much completed....
now on to making pink Sunbrella cushions for 
my Martha Stewart outdoor wicker set.  Yup. You heard me right.
One last thing....while I was at Lowes buying the paint
I saw Country Home magazine on the rack! This is the issue
that features my home, so don't miss it!!


  1. Wow! I would never have thought to paint anything in the garden pink, but I absolutely LOVE it! So pretty!

  2. It’s adorable, like the ombré look, adds more interest.

  3. I LOVE the pink!...and the Ombre look is serendipitous!....How great that set will look in the gardens of your lake house!

  4. Amy, I love the pink!! It looks great. I will keep my eye out for the mag. Enjoy your week!

  5. Oh great idea for me to buy the spray handle for the paint cans. Thanks for all the info.
    I am going to paint my patio furniture when it quits raining here in Missouri all our rivers are flooding the towns along the river.

    I'll check out the magazine for sure


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