wicker furniture makeover :: before & after

wicker furniture makeover - before

we live on a very friendly block. sometimes, a bit too friendly for my husband & my wallflower ways.

last summer, the neighbors across the street donated their wicker patio furniture to us. i could tell at one point it had been a very nice set of white wicker pieces but time had not been kind… the paint was all chipped & cracked and lots of pieces were broken and jutting out.

it was ripe for a crazy makeover


wicker furniture makeover - during

for whatever reason (insert any number of stupid excuses here), i never got to it and it sat outside all. winter. long. oops! needless to say, it got worse. so, i hauled by butt to home depot this weekend and purchased 4 cans of bright aqua spray paint.

and then i sprayed my little heart out.

i love them.

now i know this is no great revelation of home decor but it was pretty exciting for me who is generally cooped up behind a glowing laptop screen. i love how bright & unexpected they are on my porch and, at about $15 worth of paint, i won’t be sad when i have to throw them out in another year or so.

wicker furniture makeover - after

one final thought: i’m addicted. and not in a government psa on sniffing fumes kind of way, i think spray paint might be my new best friend. antique dealers in the southeastern pennsylvania area should be warned, i will be coming by soon and i will be purchasing anything that will look awesome with a crazy coat of paint on them. of course, when this all goes down, you – dear readers – will be the first to know!

12 thoughts on “wicker furniture makeover :: before & after

  1. I too am a spray paint junkie. When I needed to update my show booth from natural wood to metal, I found this incredible paint that actually looks like hammered metal. Problem solved!

  2. I really love the color you picked. So bright and cheery :) A fresh coat of paint really does beat having to buy new stuff sometimes. I still have some curtain rods and other stuff that I need to spray paint.

  3. Ohhh I love spray paint so much. I am sooo fond of that colour! I recently spray painted my coffee table in this colour.

    Best wicker furniture makeover, Tara! I love the pillows too.

    I’ve recently had a craving to paint a large piece of furniture bright yellow! Just haven’t come across the perfect piece yet.

  4. Love your wicker! I went thru the same phase last fall – I went so far as to take all the brass door knobs, light switches, even a brass chandelier down and painted them to look oil rubbed bronze. (Oh and the bath fixtures – lights, tp holder, towel rack…) Am about to spray my adirondak chairs s bright red. Woo Hoo to color!!!

  5. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am My from ATC Furniture. I able to found your company on the internet via google, and realized that the product that you sell is the same one which we make as well, can you tell me where did you import your product from ? Vietnam or maybe China. If in Vietnam, maybe can you let me know which the company is working with you, because our company specialize produce of these items with 2 criteria: high quality and reasonable price. We can help you ease your supply chain with the most reasonable price and highest quality of good

    We are ATC Furniture , a leading company in VietNam specialized in making Wicker & Rattan furniture .You can refer to our company profile for more information or visit our website (www.atc-craft.com) to view more about our products.

    We really hope that we can be cooperate with you in the near future.

    If you need any more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us

    I will look forward to your feedback.


    My Thanh Nguyen

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