Friday, April 23, 2010

Wicker Bench Restoration

I have had this wicker bench for about 10 years and it was looking pretty weathered. I used to have it inside in my bedroom but since moving to this house I really needed to have something on the front porch. However, it was in serious need of sprucing up. Enter my new found friend the spray paint. I used the Krylon brand Fusion paint in black. It is specifically for plastics, resins and wicker.
Here's a pic of it before:

And this is it after:

I need to add some nice colorful pillows and I plan on putting those ferns into some new red pots. I think that will tie in nicely with the black.
I refuse to throw away perfectly good furniture and I think I can get several more years of good use out of these pieces. What do you think? What projects have you done recently by repurposing what you already have?

I am linking this project to Thrifty Decor Chick Before and After Party

Would you like to comment?

  1. Wow it looks great! There are so many projects I need to do and so little time!

  2. absolutely great sofa and tutorial: sooo easy!!

    ok, you're invited to the party:
    do link it up on our blog here: so our readers can find you too!
    they'd love this!

  3. Your wicker looks beautiful~love it in the darker finish! Stopping by from CG today~ I host a Friday decorating party if you would like to come join sometime- love this!

  4. Wicker really appeals to me this year especially. Great makeover.


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