Reworking the patio set was not even on our radar, consequently after checking out the prices of a new one, it became a reality. Of course you know us, we had picked it up on the curb several years ago. Being very well built, I’m sure it was an expensive one in it’s day.
Before pictures were very hard to find, so I went with this one. (Besides I get to show off one of my beautiful granddaughters.) It was time to do a full overhaul, with the cushions very worn and smelling from years of weathering. Raising the umbrella entailed many difficulties. Almost all the straps were rotten and broke, and there was rust everywhere.
So we removed the cushions, and all the strapping.
We primed it, painted it, and put on new strapping. After looking for years for the strapping, we were so excited to find it at Lowe’s. Since then we have found out we can order it online in colors. Oh how I wish I had known that, then. The picture below shows them after they were painted. We brought them inside since darkness came before we were finished. No my carpet is not green and white LOL it is the joy of taking a picture at night with bad lighting.
See how a brown strapping would have been nice. First of all we measured how long of straps we needed. Subtracted a few inches to allow for stretching. Finally with cutting the ends like the old ones were, we were ready to put it back together. Using a blow dryer to warm the strapping, we stretched the straps and put them into the holes in the chair.
We took the table all apart and removed the glass, so we could paint it. It was time consuming, but well worth it. It looks new and we’re very happy with it.
We bought new cushions and a umbrella.
Now it’s time to work on landscaping, flowers and maybe a new deck. Isn’t that the way it goes you update one thing and it makes it look so bad you have to do more. LOL!! Our yard is so shady, it is hard to get good pictures. Looking forward to enjoying our “new” patio set, and the warm weather. Rework what you have, or what you can find on the curb. It’s surprising what you can enjoy, and the money you can save. What are you remaking to enjoy this summer?