So our patio is almost done, and that has me itching to figure out what we’re going to do in terms of furnishings. Lucky for me, World Market is having an insane sale (everything shown here is under $50 bones!!). Unlucky for me, I don’t have endless funds. You’ve seen our pool, it isn’t filled with money all Scrooge McDuck style, it’s filled with nasty questionably chlorinated water!
Nevertheless, check out this spread I’ve come up with for furnishing our backyard on the cheapie:
See those two wrought iron pieces that are owned? Well they don’t look so cute right now.
I give you, “The Boneyard”.
This is where apparently vintage wrought iron goes to die. I’ve somehow amassed waaay more wrought iron furniture than is necessary for any one human to own, and I’m finally coming to terms with the fact that I’m going to need to let some of it go. It’s not very comfortable (who would have thought that bent metal isn’t comfortable!), and due to it’s lack of comfort it gets ignored and becomes basically the craziest spider habitat you’ve ever seen.
So, time to pick out the good pieces and see what we’ve got to work with:
We’ve got several great table options (I pulled this side-table out, the bigger one might be more appropriate for our final space, but it was definitely home to some freaky spiders. Only one kind of freaky spider is worth it to me, and those ones ain’t it.)
So that whole “tattered rusty” thing is not a good look. So first things first, I’m going to need to sand these bad boys down, prime them, then spray paint the bejeezus out of them. But what color to pick?
I love the idea of a real teal-y blue, like think maybe Tiffany Blue, or maybe carry my lime green theme through to the outdoors. Also, who doesn’t love a nice sunny yellow?
Dang, check out how funkarella that side table would look with a new coat of paint. Double dang, I think I just invented a new word.
All in all, I’m excited about the possibilities. I love working with things that we already have and sprucing them up. Got any other awesome backyard finds for me? Other great paint color ideas? Holla at me in the comments! <3