Whew we had a busy weekend! It was finally warm (hallelujah!) in Michigan which meant it was time to tackle some outdoor projects. First on the list was our outdoor furniture. We got this all from World Market about 3 years ago and when we bought it we were told we needed to seal it. Sure no problem I got this, or so I thought. We sealed them perfectly…on top. Never thought to seal the bottoms. So that left room for the moisture to get in, which caused all the polyurethane to bubble up once it sat in the hot sun all summer long. Sigh.
You can see their original color in my DIY fire pit table top post…
but you can’t tell how peely and awful the finish was in that photo, they were kind of painful to sit on.
We decided to try to power wash them to get some of the bubbles off….and someone, who will remain nameless but let’s just say it wasn’t me, and I don’t typically let my kids handle a power washer, soooo I’ll let you count the people in our family and see who is left…
got a little over zealous with the power washer and took a bit more than the peeling bubbles off.
Which left us with this hot mess. (sorry bad cell phone pic, but it was the only evidence I captured)
Ok don’t panic, we can still save them!
After a zillion hours of sanding I hit up the hardware store and bought a paint sprayer, I used a Home Right paint sprayer (not an ad or sponsored post just telling you what I used and it worked like a charm!). And I’m now the proud owner of beautiful white adirondack chairs. It was kind of a happy accident, because I actually love how fresh and clean they feel now.
Our dining set got a fresh coat of paint too.
Oh and my trash can flower planters are back for another year.
I also tackled all the flower boxes too, they aren’t much to look at at the moment but give them a few weeks to fill out…
and cross your fingers I keep them all alive :)
I’ll show you some updated backyard photos in a few weeks once everything really gets blooming. Hope you are all enjoying some sunshine in your neck of the woods too!