How to Redo a Pair of Worn Out Patio Chairs

How to Redo a Pair of Worn Out Patio Chairs

Today’s post is a continued series of furniture flips that were done by YOU guys! Last year we held a contest looking for 10 furniture pieces to feature on our website, and we loved this patio chair redo.

This project was done by Mitch and Melissa Haynie from American as Texas.

They picked up these two old patio chairs that had definitely seen better days. They were being held together by tape and had no seat cushions. Many people would have discounted them as trash and not messed with them, but like a true picker, Mitch and Melissa saw life in these — they saw an opportunity to redo these patio chairs.

patio chair redo

The first thing they did was cut away all the fabric and tape that was attached to the metal. They used Bio Wash to help remove the tape residue, and then scraped them down with a metal brush to get ready for paint.

patio chair redo

Once the metal was clean and smooth, they painted the chairs with a Rust Stop oil-based enamel paint in a medium grey.

patio chair redo

The next part is really impressive to me. Mitch cut pieces of cedar wood into planks, and beveled all the edges beautifully.

patio chair redo

Then they sealed the wood in an outdoor polyurethane before putting the seats and backs together.

patio chair redo

Look at how the patio chair redo turned out! So beautiful!

patio chair redo

patio chair redo

They added cushions too, but I personally just love the look of the cedar wood. Such a great patio chair redo!

patio chair redo

We are very passionate about taking someone else’s trash, and turning it into something useful, helpful, or beautiful that someone else would love. Patio furniture can be redone even when it looks to be on it’s last legs. It’s so awesome to see people who share that passion with us!

Check out Mitch and Melissa over on their Facebook Page American as Texas.

And don’t forget to check out the other contest winners:

Old Wardrobe Turned Into A Farmhouse Pantry

Beautiful Hall Table Redo for Under $10

Gorgeous White Distressed Bedside Tables

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Melissa Stephenson
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Melissa married into the world of flipping. She is a flipper, blogger, and stay at home mom of three little ones ages 5,3, and 2. She loves the flexibility that flipping gives for the family and loves getting to work with Rob on a daily basis.

  • Anonymous
    Posted at 13:52h, 21 April Reply

    Beautifully done! Inspirational. Thank you

  • Jessy Higgins
    Posted at 23:45h, 06 October Reply

    Thanks for sharing this article. I like the way you flip the furniture. Your work was awesome, I just planning to install patio furniture in my outdoor space. Thanks…

    • Robert Stephenson
      Posted at 08:02h, 07 October Reply

      Thanks Jessy! We didn’t redo these, one of our readers did. 🙂

  • Tonia Taylor
    Posted at 14:52h, 05 April Reply

    Beautiful work. My eyes are open to what I can do. Thank you for sharing.

  • Patty Fogarty
    Posted at 12:32h, 04 April Reply

    These are beautiful, but there is no mention of how the wood slats were added to the chairs. I have four of these exact chairs and would love to redo them.

    • Robert Stephenson
      Posted at 12:44h, 04 April Reply

      Thanks Patty! I will find out for you from Mitch and add it into the post! Thank you for your question.

  • Customwritings
    Posted at 18:19h, 28 March Reply

    thankyoufor the hard work

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