Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Patio Furniture - Tips, Tricks & Projects

It's Springtime!    The sun is out!

Something I love to do at the start of Spring is have my breakfast on the patio and I have been known to take a picture of the first day I can find it warm enough to do that each year.

This was the picture I took last year

and this was the picture that made me see that my patio furniture that I loved was not looking like it was loved but more like it had been neglected and was very, very rusty.

That day was the start of knowing that I had a hard job ahead of me and I would have to do a bit of thinking and planning to get my patio furniture back into good condition to enjoy using again because I did not want to have to buy a new set.

But where was I going to find out anything about restoring my table and chairs to a much nicer condition?

The internet of course and there we can find a site called HOMETALK

Now the only problem with this site is that there are so many interesting projects to read about and admire the before and after pictures from that I can forget just how long I browse around it.

Anyway I did get round to my own Patio Furniture restoration project eventually when I could get my husband home from work travels long enough to help me and I was very happy with my result.

Plus of course I followed some boards of others who had joined this site and have created some boards myself whilst also posting some projects.

A board on Hometalk is simply like a board on Pinterest where you can gather together projects that you are interested in.  In Hometalk you clip a picture from a project unto your board just as you would pin a picture in Pinterest.

Last year I was asked to curate a board about Storage Options because I had posted about this subject on Hometalk and I had some fun doing that, so I was delighted when they asked me to curate this board

So why not click on the picture above and head over to Hometalk to see my board full of wonderful Patio furniture tips, tricks and projects for restoring, recycling and upcycling from some very talented people.

Then of course you can have a look at some other boards and projects while you are there and don't forget to follow me on Hometalk too.



  1. I need to update my patio furniture so will definitely check this out - Thanks for linking up to Pin Worthy Wednesday, I have pinned your post to the Pin Worthy Wednesday Pinterest Board.

  2. There's some really cute ideas, here for refreshing the patio area for a new season. I've yet to get going on our outdoors, but I'm inspired by your collection!!

  3. Looks good, Mine could so with some freshening up so I am looking for good ideas. Thanks.

  4. Thanks for all the ideas! I usually add a touch of spray paint to my metal outdoor furniture each year to keep it looking fresh. But I am always looking for more ideas!

  5. I've never heard of HomeTalk before. I'm excited to check it out and get inspired for my next home project. Thanks for sharing on Small Victories Sunday link up.

  6. Very nice! I wish we could have some sunshine here as well already, but hopefully at the end of May it should get warm :) It reminds me that there is little work to do with my own patio furniture as well. I love your tips here, thank you :)

  7. I can't wait to sit outside in my patio!! Love these tips, thank you so much for sharing this on Making Memories Mondays!

  8. Lovely patio furniture you have here! Thanks for sharing this with us at Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! Pinned this to our board!

  9. Wow, so many different and beautiful types of patio furniture! Perfect for the warm weather! Thanks so much for joining the Link-It To Me Link Party, I hope you will party with us again next week!

  10. I've never heard of HomeTalk. I'll have to take a look. Thanks.

  11. It's neat to see how well-loved your patio furniture is!

    HomeTalk sounds like a fine, information site.

    thanks for linking to the letter F.


  12. Great collection of ideas! Thanks so much for sharing at Inspiration Thursday! Have a great weekend.