This was a fairly quick and easy project. I got these vintage wicker and rattan pieces from the studio where I work. Someone abandoned them years ago, and I managed to fit them into my car to take them to their new home, my front porch. Having virtually no money to spend on proper furniture, I welcomed anything that was cute, quirky, and best of all FREE.
Years of accumulated grime had to be removed first, and I brushed them off very well, before giving them a real light wipe off wtih a slightly damp cloth. Giving them a few minutes to dry, I then spray painted them bright pink. I chose spray paint for this projects because of all the tiny crevices and hard to reach angles. Spray paint was able to get into every nook and cranny. After drying, I arranged them on the front porch. I planted some complimentary flowers in the bed, and voila. Instant cute.
Sadly, because these pieces are vintage, I don’t feel comfortable sitting on them. I can put my weight on them, but they groan a bit. They are delicate and until I can afford cute furniture that I can actually sit on, I’m happy for them to live on my porch. Update: two years later, still there, but I have different and prettier flowers.
*Second Update* I can hardly believe it’s been three years since I wrote this- my first post! The chair and settee successfully moved with us to Richmond and have been living outside permanently since. They have a nice home on the lower deck, but some planters, nicely shaded by the upper deck and some shrubs.
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