With all this warm weather comes outdoor adventures and fun in the sun!
If you’ve recently pulled your patio furniture from hibernation and it’s looking a little worn and tired, listen up. I have just the thing for you DIY’ers that will liven things up…
Brighten up your outdoor furniture with Chalk/Mineral Paint!
That’s right… the paint we all love and find so easy to use works beautifully on interior AND exterior surfaces.
Brand-name or HMC-Paints adhere to all different types of surfaces. Metal, plastic, wood, cane, wicker, even brick and concrete.
Annie Sloan has painted the outside of her Oxford shop with her amazing Chalk Paint. And check out this exterior wall painted with CeCe Caldwell’s Chalk&Clay Paint at Vintage Home in lovable Boulder City Nevada.
If Chalk/Mineral Paint can look amazing and withstand the outdoor elements of the intense desert heat, it can transform your patio furniture into something amazing too.
I tested this theory on a sad looking cane love-seat that has seen better days.
It was re-styled and refreshed using Homemade Chalk/Mineral Paint (Plaster of Paris Recipe) in “Island Coral”.
The paint color was actually nameless because it was a $3 mistint I purchased at HomeDepot…. but IF it had had a name… I’m sure it would have been called ‘Island Coral”.
This was the 2nd piece I’ve sprayed with Homemade ChalkyPaint and once again I really like the results.
To protect this piece from the outdoor elements, I sealed it with Varathane’s Water Based Diamond Outdoor Wood Finish in Satin. The topcoat (x3) was also sprayed on with my spray-gun.
With the proper cushions, this patio love seat is sure to bring smiles.
Have you ever used Chalk Mineral Paints for outdoor furniture or exterior purposes? I’d love to hear how it turned out for you!
Enjoy you day,