Give Your Patio a DIY Makeover This Summer
Summer is here and it is the perfect time to get out there and enjoy the warm weather. It’s time to bring out the patio table, chairs and all the accessories that have been stored in the basement or wherever. After a long winter, that patio furniture can look tired and worn.
Without spending an arm and a leg, you can dress up your patio and make it look new again with some of these DIY projects.
Repaint metal chairs and tables using the same original color or brighten things up by using vivid colors; take it a step further and paint each chair a different color. Give the metal a good sanding, wipe clean and paint. There are pros and cons for using latex or oil-based paints. Oil-based paints are arguably the better choice for painting metal, but it can be a bit more expensive.
Replace the cushions or replace the cushion cover. You can be as wild and crazy or as simple and classy as your personality dictates. Remember to always use tough outdoor fabric. Just like in your living room, there’s no better way to refresh a space than with a few new pillows.
Buy (or make) decorative pillows for that lonely patio sofa. Again, make sure your pick pillows with outdoor-friendly fabrics.
Greenery is one of the best ways to add life to any space and your patio is no exception. Pick up a few of your favorite plants and some fun brightly color planters. You can also add color with flowers in vases or window boxes.
Get a rug because nothing brings together a room, even an outdoor one, like a great rug. Not only does a rug bring everything together, it is a great way to add color to your area. Just make sure the construction resists mildew and fading.
A place for drinks should not be just any old horizontal surface available. Simple, durable outdoor table(s) are inexpensive and makes finding a home for your drink much more convenient.