Spray Paint Wicker Chair Makeover

Spray Paint Wicker Chair Makeover: Easy how-to spray paint wicker.

So one Tuesday morning, yes it was for sure a Tuesday since that’s garbage day on my street, I noticed these poor abandoned wicker chairs.  They were set out at the curb waiting for some one with a little vision…or the garbage truck.  Lucky for them, I came by before the garbage truck and I saw their potential.

Sure they were a little discoloured, a little past their prime, but nothing a little spray paint couldn’t fix.  I knew they’d be perfect for our #12MonthsOfDIY challenge for June -spray paint.

Spray Paint Wicker Chair Makeover: Easy how-to spray paint wicker.

I love spray paint, and these great little chairs are the perfect example of why -spray paint is such an easy way to transform so many things.

I didn’t really need to do anything to prep these chairs -they were already weathered and a bit rough probably from being outside.  Other than that they were in great shape, the wicker wasn’t cracked or coming apart or broken anywhere.

The name of the game when spray painting is many, many light coats rather than trying to do one heavy one.  A heavy coat will create runs in the paint.  So be patient, and do lots of light coats until you have the coverage you want.  Also with wicker, you need to spray from lots of different angles to get into all the grooves.  So flip them over, turn them on their side, and flip them around to get all the nooks and crannies.

Spray Paint Wicker Chair Makeover: Easy how-to spray paint wicker.

It took 4 cans of semi-gloss white to cover them -about $30 worth of paint, but all in all, since they were free, it was a pretty good investment.  They still had an Ikea sticker on the bottom, $39 Can. on their website, in case you like their shape.

Spray Paint Wicker Chair Makeover: Easy how-to spray paint wicker.

I put them in the corner of my yard.  I’m spending lots more time out here lately since we have a brand new puppy.  I thought this was the perfect project to add him posing in the corner, so you could “meet” him, although he doesn’t know “stay” yet so it was a little tricky, lol.

Havanese puppy

Oscar is a 10 week old Havanese puppy, who we’ve had with us for about a week and half now.  We’re busy training him…or at least trying, which means lots of time in the garden for potty breaks.  This little corner has a bit of shade and these little chairs are the perfect spot to sit when we’re out there.

Spray Paint Wicker Chair Makeover: Easy how-to spray paint wicker.

I added a simple yarn tassel bunting, and these pretty geometric stamped pillows -see how to make them here.  Now it’s the perfect little spot to sit.

Spray Paint Wicker Chair Makeover: Easy how-to spray paint wicker.

With a Spray Paint Wicker Chair Makeover, life really is a party!

Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY Mod Podge project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends!

From the top left, they are:

DIY Spray Painted Terra Cotta Planter from Woman in Real Life

DIY Pencil Holder from Love Create Celebrate

Spray Paint Wicker Chair Makeover from Life is a Party

Recycled Outdoor Plant Pot Using Spray Paint from Time with Thea

Upcycling Outdoor Home Decor with Spray Paint from Sustain My Craft Habit

Painted Closet Doors from Fresh Crush

Gold Straw Himelli Plant Holders from Brooklyn Berry Designs

Repurposed Antique Crib DIY Secret Garden Gate from Vin’yet Etc.

DIY Coral from PMQ for Two

DIY Spray Painted Pink Living Room Side Table from Woman in Real Life

How to Update Your Home on a Budget with Spray Paint from The DIY Mommy

DIY Mirror and Photo Frame from Fresh Crush




And, don’t forget to play along with us on Instagram, can’t wait to see your #junespraypaint #12monthsofdiy projects!

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  1. I’m so glad you saved those chairs! They look so fresh now — great job!

  2. Thanks Jen, you never know what you’ll find on garbage day. 😉

  3. Those chairs that beyond adorable puppy and that tassel garland, what a sweet little spot to sit and adore that little guy! Nicely done!

  4. What a score Dannyelle! I am so impressed that you had the foresight to grab them before the sanitation department showed up and made them into totally new pieces of furniture for the backyard. I love your advice and how you explained it so well to make lots of light coats. Brilliant and thank you!

  5. Such a great curbside find! Most people would certainly overlook them but you’ve made them look brand new. Great save:).

  6. These look like a prime candidate for a spray paint job! Great choice, the final product is lovely!

  7. Thank goodness you came along and saved these lovely chairs from landfill. They look great. Congrats on your new family member – he’s super cute. I love the tassel bunting! I want to do one for my yard now!

  8. Joann, Yes, make a tassel bunting, so easy. I picked up most of the wool at a yard sale and made the tassels. It’s been hanging outside for a couple weeks now and is still looking great.

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