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Pretty Pastel Furniture Updates For Your Garden!
Do any of you have garden furniture that’s in need of a bit of TLC? I, personally, don’t even have a garden but I do know some family members that have furniture that could do with a little makeover! If I had my way all the furniture would be painted in pastel shades!
These gorgeous pastel shades are from the Cuprinol ‘Shades’ range of paint and I’m going to head to homebase tomorrow and buy lots of tester pots! I’m determined to paint something. If you’re on a budget and thinking about buying new garden furniture; you can get some mismatched chairs from Gumtree or Freecycle and give them a little paint job! Good as new right?
I didn’t even realise there was gorgeous stencilled detail on top of this table! Doesn’t it look fabulous?!
This garden table looks like it has been painted with a gloss paint so be careful if that’s the type of white paint you decide to go for; it’s very stinky, high in VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) and difficult to get out of the ground, clothing, your hands… I don’t like it, but I do like the results.
You could purchase some of the many fancy stencils from the Martha Stewart range and create a gorgeous decorative table top detail.
If you’re entertaining outdoors on your fancy new furniture, be sure to add some pretty little decorative details! Look at the little feather bird (available from florist supplies or craft stores), pretty tea light holders, decorative dishes and soft flowers in complimentary colours.
You can also buy plain, wooden candle sticks from craft stores and on ebay. Give your pretty little candle sticks a lick of paint in three different shades and group your different sizes together to create a little visual interest.
If you’re lucky enough to have some trees around your property, you could buy some plain wooden bird-cages and paint them in the cuprinol shades and hang them from the trees!
You could put some battery operated candles in there or some solar lights to ensure gorgeous lighting for outside (if you’re entertaining that late).
Do you have any paint projects coming up? These images were inspired by an article in Homes & Gardens Magazine from spring 2013.