This is one of my favorite makeovers. I found the wicker loves eat on the curb ready to be thrown out. I loaded it into the car and gave it a $10 makeover. I removed some of the wicker details to give the love seat a more modern feel, spray painted the frame a dark espresso brown, and painted the ugly cushions with latex paint! Yes, that’s right…you can paint fabric with latex paint. That was the most time consuming part of the project since it takes about six coats to get the fabric uniformly covered. Between each coat it is important to sand the paint. The finished product is a very comfortable cushion that no one can tell was painted.
A friend built the coffee table out of an old window and scrap wood years ago and over time two of the panes broke. It had been outside by my fire-pit for 2 years and I decided it was time to make it function again as a coffee table. I cut apart a wood pallet to get the wood inserts. It took a bit to get the right combination of pieces to fill the pane perfectly. Once I had the right pieces I braced the back with a piece of 1×1 and nailed it into place. I then flipped the coffee table back over and nailed the pieces of wood to the 1×1. I coated everything with polyurethane, so it can be used inside or out.