Update Your Tired Patio Set
Curb appeal for your home is the FIRST impression that people make when they pull up to your house. Walk across the street right now and take a really good impartial look at your house.
What’s your curb appeal? Is it contemporary and update to date? Or tired and dated looking? Your patio set or bistro set or cafe set, whatever you call it, can have a huge impact on the impression people make about your home. Perhaps it was really cute about 5+ years ago but now it’s faded and not so cute.
Take a look at the style. Is it still contemporary? Can a quick can of spray paint remedy the situation?
Pick a contemporary and cute color that will make it pop in minutes. If you’re not sure of the color, try a corner of the table or chair and see what you think. It’s only paint, so it’s a quick fix if you don’t like the color you choose. Here trendy aqua gets first pick!
Be careful to spray lightly and several coats.
If you’re going from dark or black to a lighter color, two or more coats might be necessary.
See the little bubbles on this leg? It’s a cause of too much paint and spraying in the hot heat. Watch out for those temperature warnings on the side of your spray can. They actually do mean to spray between those temperatures!!! (Who knew? I didn’t believe them LOL)
If you do get bubbles or drips, you can either sand the effected area, wipe it down clean with damp cloth and start again when it’s dry.
Also put your furniture on top of old cans or wood so that you spray the feet properly.
What a difference. Nothing that a couple of cans of spray paint can’t fix.
I’m Debi Collinson. Designer. Stager. Real Estate Investor. In 2006, at the request of a realtor, I staged my very first home. Staging houses was just starting to become popular. I was very nervous staging my first house, but the sellers liked their newly redesigned home so much that they turned down an offer for full asking price. I went back to design school and have never looked back. Since 2006, I have been staging & styling spaces to make them look like they belong in a magazine page, and buying “fixer uppers” to fix up & either sell for a healthy profit or to rent them out. I’m currently living in my 8th “fixer upper.” Sign up to receive my e-mails of how to make your home stunning, how to sell your house for top dollar AND how to become financially independent one fixer upper at a time!