Give some simple rattan patio chairs a colorful upgrade this summer! This patio chair upgrade is super easy with DecoArt Curb Appeal. A big thanks to DecoArt for sponsoring this post.
Is it feeling warm in your neck of the woods yet? The weather here has been absolutely beautiful, and we are trying to soak up as much outside time as possible before the heat of summer hits us full blast. Since the kids have been playing out front quite a bit, I have been needing a comfy spot to sit on the patio and keep an eye on them. I found a pair of rattan chairs I liked quite a bit, but wanted to give them a bit more personality and color.
For this month’s DecoArt project, I was asked to work with Americana Decor Curb Appeal, which is a great paint specifically designed for painting doors and shutters. It comes in loads of great colors, and I had dreams of painting our front door a beautiful teal or navy color, but unfortunately, our HOA has some pretty strict restrictions and that was not to be (at least not yet!). So in the meantime, I am adding fun color to our porch with this simple patio chair upgrade.
Here’s what my chair’s looked like before:
I really liked the idea of contrasting the natural color and texture of the woven seat with a bright color, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. This was a pretty easy project, so I don’t exactly have a step-by-step tutorial for you, but I do have a few tips if you want to try out a similar patio chair upgrade.
- Pick the right brush. I actually found that a quality craft brush about one inch wide worked the best because the surface I was painting was so narrow.
- Lightly sand any rough spots before painting. My chairs were pretty smooth and the paint adhered well to the smooth surface, if you have a nice smooth surface, you might not need any sanding. Just a few spots on my chair were rough, and sanding helped to give the finished piece a nice smooth finish.
- Taping may be optional. I started by taping on the woven pieces of the chair, but I found with the right brush and careful strokes, it wasn’t really necessary. If you are concerned about any drips or slips, then you may feel more comfortable taping first.
- No sealer required! Curb Appeal is kind of the perfect paint for outdoor furniture because it is designed to be durable, fast-drying, and fade resistant. It also does not require any sealer, so once I was done painting this thing, I was DONE. So nice to just have one step.
- A little goes a long way. I painted both of my chairs and hardly made a dent in my jar. I am sure I still have enough paint left for our front door if I can get that HOA approval. 😉
I picked Lakeside Green, which is a beautiful teal color with a just a bit of an extra green kick to it. My pretty new colorful chairs are now living on the patio with a little end table, an outdoor rug, and a few throw pillows. It feels downright homey!
I hope you are all enjoying freshening up your outdoor spaces and soaking up the longer days and warmer weather! Happy Spring and Happy Making!
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