Outdoor furniture revamp.
The kids and I love spring and summer and spend the majority of our time outside in the warmer months. We play, we potter around the garden, we host Friday night drinks with our family and friends, and most nights we will BBQ and eat outside.
I just got butterflies in my tummy just thinking that all of this is just around the corner!
Hence my intense motivation to spruce up our entertaining area. More flowers, inject the veggie patch with usable spring and summer produce and replace our outdoor furniture.
But here’s the thing – I’m constantly telling my brood to ‘make the most and look after what you have’. I showed them what I meant this weekend.
After pricing outdoor furniture pieces and wanting to vomit at the cost I decided to re-visit and re-love what we had. I like the no-fuss shape of our six piece outdoor setting. I know that it fits well within our space. It just needed a (huge) spruce up.
A four litre tin of white, low sheen outdoor paint from our lovely friends at Bunnings on Saturday and we were good to go yesterday.
I received a lot of “help” from the kids and whilst it was short lived enthusiasm from Henry and Scarlett good ol’ Stella stayed with me pretty much to the end of the day.
Here are some progress photos.
Before. Very quick, light sand. Mainly to get the bird poo off.
We gave the roller brush a go and while the paint went on quickly Stella and I decided that the roller finish wasn’t as good looking as the brush finish.
Jasper decided to take a closer look. No, the paint wasn’t dry. Yes, I (quietly) swore.
You learn a lot about your kids when you get them involved in a project like this. Look at Henry. For almost five he impressed me with how careful and particular he was with the painting process and cleanliness. And well just check out Scarlett’s technique. I was worried she was going to start painting with her tongue!! She was all about ‘let’s get this job done’ with as much flair and determination as ever.
Stella? Careful, slow and steady. Completely committed to the entire project.
I love them all.
We managed to finish four chairs. I can’t say when I will have a big chunk of one day to complete the remaining two chairs and table but I can tell you that I am motivated because the four we did look so fresh, clean and ready for our outdoor months.
Have a fabulous start to the week all! xo
In case you were wondering where my number one of the four was?… William was out on the boat fishing with Grandad.Photo credit | Grandad. x