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Look alive: wake up your tired-looking outdoor furniture

Now that summer is in full swing, is your furniture looking up to scratch for your family and guests? After a long winter of your furniture being exposed to rain, sun and snow, your furniture is showing signs of decaying and sadness.

So before reaching an ultimatum and deciding all must be thrown out and being angry at yourself for needing to break the bank to purchase the same pieces all over again - stop those angry thoughts right now, we have the solution to your worries.

rusty furniture 

Remove the rust from your shabby-looking furniture

Time and elbow grease is what you will need to renew rusty metal furniture. Take your arms for a good well-deserved workout and rust off with a stiff wire brush, then sand the painted edges smooth. Wash thoroughly with a hose and allow to dry. Your eyes will not believe the transformation and you will be content with yourself for not disposing it without knowing there is a solution for everything!

wrie chair rusty

Reupholster

Chair seats can get faded and worn out after a few seasons of being neglected in the outdoors, come rain AND sunshine. You can spruce up your outdoor area chair sets by reupholstering the seats. Pick out the fabric of your choice and have a staple gun at the ready. Remove the seat pads from the chairs and put on something vibrant and full of life.

chair upholster 

Spray paint your furniture

A can of spray paint can go a long way to ensure a boring piece of furniture looks alive and new again. Spray paint is inexpensive, and it's an easy process to keep your chairs looking fairly new year after year and if you get bored of just one colour, purchase various shades to add some fun to your sun chairs.

spray paint chair

Add some colourful accessories

Sometimes all you need to refresh your outdoor area is to add some colour by means of pillows and throws. It is a quick and easy fix to update a style that feels a little tired.

outdoor colourful idealhome

Feeling inspired to bring back some life to your tired furniture? If not, take a look at these exciting pieces that will guarantee to add some excitement to your patio

acapulco rocker green

tolix side table 

diamond chair

Spice up your outdoor area with all products at a spectacular up to 70% off. Get sprucing up for your next barbecue party!

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