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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Road Rescue & Thrift Shop Outdoor Furniture Redos


In preparation of outdoor spaces for the summer, there is nothing more exciting than being frugal about it.  I have a mix; from some of my very old iron patio seating to roadside and thrift shop upcycles. Each summer, I add or change things to make our outdoor living spaces come together. 



This year we are adding our "new" curb alert pieces. Road Rescue! 



A little cleaning and painting for a new life at a new home.



This bar stool will be added to a high top piece I built last summer. I'll add that post later when I finish the concrete countertop.


Just a couple of coats of outdoor black spray paint...



made these road side pieces match up with my old wrought iron set.  (I'll be posting the whole deck and patio tour here soon.)

Discarded and old is wanted and new again.

Then at the same time, my thrift shop snag to add to the mix is this iron scrolled coffee table. Patio perfect!



Well, not perfect yet. Red splattered touches aren't my style. It looks like it came from a TV crime scene.



Black to go with the rest of my mix and match outdoor space.



Our older camp chair was green. Spray paint changed that too while I was at it. 


Now, placed on the deck at my grilling area. 

(I'm the grill-cook-queen and I wanted to have a little setting in the grill-throne-zone.  The "grill throne" is recycled landscaping block and then a concrete pour project along with some lattice panels. A how to and photos to follow. )



This became perfect for sipping lemonade or wine while grilling dinner. 



The table is quite large and heavy. I love the details of the iron. It makes a nice focal point while having morning coffee. Well, that and the garden pond I built here, the flowers, birds, frogs, and on and on...


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52 comments:

  1. You have done an awesome job, everything turned out really well!!! I Love the cushions!! Thanks for stopping by this week!
    Enjoy your week :)

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  2. Nan a.k.a. Granny FabulosaJune 11, 2014 at 6:50 AM

    Just as I was about to throw out that old camp chair...! Great job! And fun reading, too.

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  3. What a great transformation! These turned out great. Thanks for linking up at Hump Day Happenings.

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  4. the cape on the cornerJune 11, 2014 at 12:12 PM

    looks great and refreshed! enjoy!

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  5. what a wonderful transformation, good job on that one!
    i would love to have a cup of coffee on that table as well♥

    huggies♥
    rea

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  6. Wow!! I love these - I think I'm going to fix up my own old stuff!

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  7. Looks great, Amazing what a little work can do!!!! Thanks so much for sharing at The Wednesday Roundup! Hope to see you again next week! ~Angela @ LeMoine Family Kitchen

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  8. Looks great! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.

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  9. Amy | Canary Street CraftsJune 13, 2014 at 8:32 AM

    Love the transformation! Especially the coffee table, it's gorgeous!!

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  10. Karen Marie KedzuchJune 13, 2014 at 12:13 PM

    Robin,
    I love how you connected all your pieces with some spray paint. I am inspired to blend my roadside bar height green table to match my hammered black brown.I found you from the link up at Enchanting Inspiration.
    Thank you for sharing your creativity,
    Karen Marie
    Dragonfly & Lily Pads

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  11. ARod@MakinMyAptaHomeJune 13, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    Wow your yard is looking fabulous. Cant wait to see more

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  12. I would grab that coffee table too and now when I see a chair that is a yuk color I will think of you, buy it and some spray paint and wala!

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  13. Never underestimate the power of a can of spray paint! Chrystal @ YUMeating.com

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  14. Wow! This looks great! I would have never guessed how great this would look...thanks for sharing!

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  15. lisa@thethriftychallengeJune 14, 2014 at 3:05 AM

    This is great. You've done such a good job upcycling old outdoor furniture and making them look very cute!

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  16. I'm so glad you are going to keep your chair! Paint it any color you want! In fact, you can also use stencils for designs :)

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  17. That's right... make it match! Thanks, Sue!
    :D

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  18. You'll love it! Just a bit of cleaning and painting really brings out a whole new life. Have fun!

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  19. Wonderful finds!and I laughed out loud when you said the red splatter looked like a crime scene....they look wonderful! Thanks so much for linking up with us at the Table It Monday Link Party...

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  20. I'm excited to see your table, Karen! What a great find. Thank you so much for stopping by.

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  21. Isn't amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do? All of those 'finds' look like they were meant to live together! Did you make the cushions too?

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  22. Great ideas!! Thanks for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Blog Hop~

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  23. My favorite thing to do! you have done a great job thanks for coming to my party Hugs Maria

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  24. Great upcycle! Thanks for posting this week at the #WWDParty.

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  25. That table is so cool! I love seeing these types of thrift store rescues. Thanks for linking up at Creative Spark!

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  26. Brittnei WashingtonJune 16, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    No wayyyy! You always make something look like it can be bought right at one of these stores or from a store magazine! I love what you did with these! I really want to look into doing things like this for sure when we get new furniture. People give away perfectly great items that we just have to spruce up a bit. You make it look so easy. You inspire me. Thank you for sharing this with us at the Creative Style Linkup!

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  27. Rosie, The GroundskeeperJune 16, 2014 at 10:03 PM

    You are welcome to come to my house anytime and do what you just did. I've been on the lookout for the furniture I'm wanting, but haven't had any luck yet. Thanks for the encouragement to keep looking, sometimes in places I may not have thought to do otherwise.


    Did the table come with the glass top or did you have to find a new one?


    (stopping by from the SHINE blog hop.)

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  28. Simply Sweets by HoneybeeJune 17, 2014 at 1:11 PM

    You inspire me to look at old furniture in new ways.

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  29. Amy | The Happy ScrapsJune 17, 2014 at 2:42 PM

    Sounds like you had a lucky find. I love when you can bring new life to old things like this. Thank you for sharing at The Creative Exchange party.

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  30. Oh wow! You did such a fabulous job! Looks fantastic!


    I love when old pieces get new life.


    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the SHINE Blog Hop).


    Wishing you a lovely day.
    xoxo

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  31. They all look as good as new! Maybe even a little better than new. Great job! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  32. Featuring your re-purpose this week! Theresa @DearCreatives Thanks for sharing at the party!!

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  33. April @ 100lbcountdownJune 18, 2014 at 9:38 PM

    Always inspired! I have a couple of different projects that I'm ready to tackle. Those chairs and table are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with Creative Style!

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  34. Wowzers! These look amazing after the re-do :) A frugal way to enhance the backyard!

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  35. Thank you
    for sharing this post at City of Creative Dream's City of Links on Friday! I
    appreciate you taking the time to party with me. Hope to see you again this
    week :)

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  36. Thanks, Shanice! I'll certainly try to.

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  37. Outdoor living spaces can get pricey and this is the funnest frugal to do!
    :)

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  38. Ha! The red splatters were kind of strange for me and it was all I could think of LOL! Thanks so much, Christine :)

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  39. I'd love to do this for you! It's always fun to see end results with "freshening up".


    The glass top did come with the iron table, which made it a huge savings for me. The price tag for the murder scene was $45., which is well worth it for the value of the base alone. These don't always make it to thrift shops; I think yard sales and craigslist posts are the best places for this type of find. I was just very lucky to snag it the day it came into the thrift shop.

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  40. What an awesome transformation. I would like to drive down the roads you drive down. What awesome finds. Thanks for sharing this.

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  41. I love how everything looks! I can't believe how easy it is to make things match, I will definitely try to give new life to things before I throw them out. :) Stopping by from the June Hobnob

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  42. It's amazing how old can be turned into new with a vision... and to be lucky it was during curb week. Thanks so much, Trish!

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  43. Anything can match with the magic of paint. Indoor or outdoor furniture and accents. I brought with me 25 year old wrought iron furniture, to mix with inherited aluminum left behind at our bought home. Then bringing in curb and thrift finds just by painting the same and sewing cushion coverings all of the same fabric to match it up. Anyone can do this whether a bedroom furniture put together or outdoor living space. I encourage you to keep yours or pick up non matching to paint to match. It is amazing! I'm so glad you are willing to give pieces a try.

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  44. Wow, my brother does stuff like this. He finds things and gives them life again. Wow, you're stuff really looks good. I love what you did with everything. Hi & Happy Fourth to you. I'm following all your social networks I could find. I'm hailing in from Heartsie something... hehehe first time there doing this. Hope I'm doing it right! Have a great weekend.

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  45. I'd love to see what your brother does! This type of hobby can be an addicting habit :)
    Thank you so much for stopping by, Marie!

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  48. This patio furniture turned out fantastic. I really love the cushions and the pattern. I wish I was good at redoing furniture like this. http://dorightgardens.com/PatioFurnitureSets

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  49. Seeing this is really making me want to get some outdoor patio furniture. I spend too little time outdoors and having a good set would probably help me get more vitamin D and a tan. Those seem like a great combination to me!

    http://lynnsbestbuys.com/OutdoorFurniture

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