I found this vintage outdoor set at a garage sale for $30!
(As I've said before, I'm a big fan of garage sales and thrift stores.)
It's solid metal and has waterproof cushions.
It just needed a little love.
I found this hunky guy to start power spraying it for me...then he handed the power sprayer off to me to finish the job. Thanks, hunky guy.
I spray painted the whole set bright yellow to match the cushions that I wasn't going to cover (they were in good shape and while not my first choice of color, they didn't look too bad and - BONUS - they match the swing set, grass, and prolific dandelions in our yard). Now I have a fresh look for our back deck for a total cost of about $60 (the outdoor set was $30, and 6 cans of yellow spray paint was about $30).
The picnic table came with our house (we bought our house in 2008). My dad put new boards on the top and the seats for my birthday present a couple years ago (love you Dad!).
We happened to have green and yellow mud boots that were sitting inside the house, so I put them on the deck since they matched. :)
It's been so nice to actually use our back deck (forgive the washed-out picture...I'm still trying to figure out my new camera!)
Happy Summer...I mean, Spring!