Spray it before you toss it! Wicker makeover.

Last weekend I was ready to toss this worn patio set! It was unraveling on the legs, had water stains and was just plain tired looking!


Luckily Mr. BCD convinced me to try to make it over before we lost all hope! So that’s exactly what we did last weekend. We used E6000 glue to repair the unraveling wicker.


We used a hard brush to scrub off the chippimg paint.


this is my Spray gun! I love her! She makes me smile when I use it for projects like this! Get yourself a good spray gun if you do a lot of refinishing projects. This HVLP 1000 gun cost me $100.


Nooks and Crannies were no match for me spray gun!

Te DA!!!! Brilliant right! Thanks to my hubbies foresight we made $150 when we sold it on KSL.com just 4 hours after we finished painting it! Way to go babe!

So before you toss out that weathered and worn patio set, try to pump a little life back into it with some paint!



  1. 1

    Great makeover! And inspiring – I have a crappy white cane lounge AND a spray gun attachment for the air compressor…hmmm..

  2. 2

    Very impressive, especially for then making money off it!

  3. 3

    Becca, where did you get that paint sprayer? And do you have to attach it to a compressor for it to work? DH and I were just talking about getting a paint sprayer last night so your post is timely!

  4. 4

    Love it! I am going to be getting a sprayer soon. I have 4 or 5 projects sitting in the garage waiting for warmer weather :)

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    Fabulous! It is amazing what a little TLC can do. I just did a similar project with my patio set…only I used lime green paint which I’m fairly certain was a mistake;) Talk to me about your paint sprayer, I’ve always been curious about them….do you use it in place of spray paint? What kind of paint can you put in it? Thanks!

  6. 6

    It looks great. What a great idea! Now some pretty little DIY pillows for summer time and you are all set :)

    Blessings and Happy Weekend!

    LaVonne @ Long Wait For Isabella

  7. 7

    Nice work… they look lovely!!

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    What brand and model is your gun? How many times have you used it? Have you done cabinetry with it? I am just about to drop $400 for a gun and another $300 for a compressor. The gun is some professional one which I am sure works great but maybe there is a much cheaper option which would work eaually as well! Spray guns are driving me crazy!

  9. 9

    Very smart idea! I have done this many times with different pieces. The payback is wonderful!

  10. 10

    What a transformation!Congratulation!

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