An Upcycled Outdoor Bistro Set For A Cottage Inspired Garden

An Upcycled Outdoor Bistro Set Creates An Adorable Seating Area In A Cottage Inspired Garden

Decorating the outside space of our homes is just as important as decorating the inside of our homes. We should always create comfortable and inviting outdoor living spaces where we can sit and enjoy nature. Designing our outdoor spaces does not have to cost a fortune either. Today I am going to share with you, my dear readers, a cute little upcycled outdoor bistro set that adds charm to my outdoor space. This makeover story begins in my local thrift shop.

Can You See Potential In These Two Thrift Store Chairs?

I found these two outdoor chairs at a local thrift shop for $5 each. They were not much to look at as you can see but I liked the shape of them. They are made of heavy iron and had a comfortable, yet ugly, seat cushions. So many outdoor chairs are very uncomfortable, made of wood or metal with no cushion for support. I knew I could simply recover the drab seat cushions.

Thrift Store Outdoor Chairs Before Makeover

Remove, Reuse, Redesign

When I got my chairs  home I removed the seat cushions and recovered them in a fun green and white gingham check outdoor fabric.

Thrift Store Outdoor Chair Cushions

The new fabric makes a major improvement on the chairs already. To keep the seats fairly waterproof I left the vinyl cover on each seat and just covered over it with the new fabric.

Reupholstering Outdoor Chair Seat Cushions

After the seats were done I painted the metal frames a soft green by Rustoleum.

Thrift Store Outdoor Chair Makeover

Once the paint was dry I replaced the seat cushion to each chair. These upcycled outdoor chairs are just darling.

Thrift Store Outdoor Chair Makeover

I paired the two newly renovated chairs with a small white outdoor table that I had for a few years.

Upcycled Outdoor Bistro Set Makeover

This upcycled Outdoor Bistro Set is the perfect place to sit and relax with a cup of tea and a good decorating magazine on a warm sunny day.

Upcycled Outdoor Bistro Set Makeover

Another Beautiful Before and After Story

With a little creativity you can have a beautiful outdoor space where you can relax and enjoy the great outdoors even on a small budget. If you only have pocket change to spend skip the big box stores and scour your local thrift shops and yard sales for pieces you can redesign and customize to suit your personal taste and style.

Upcycled Outdoor Bistro Set Thrift Store Chair Makeover

This sweet upcycled Bistro set adds a bit of charm to my cottage inspired garden. Now if I could only find the time to actually enjoy it!

Happy Decorating!

~Lisa

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