I found this cute outdoor couch at a flea market with Elsie about 3-4 months ago. I'd been meaning to give it a little TLC, as it wasn't in the best condition when I bought it.The "bones" of the couch were really cute! I could immediatley picture this looking really great and adding extra seating to my back deck. When I bought it the structure was pretty dingy and showed a lot of wear. Also the seat cushions were not all-weather friendly. If this couch was left out in the rain, I could see the seats being soggy for days afterward. Not ideal for outdoor furniture. The first step I took to giving this little couch new life was to remove the cushions and give the overall structure a fresh coat of paint. I used Valspar's (spray) paint for plastic in white. If the structure hadn't been mostly white to begin with I would have painted on a few coats of primer first. But since it was already white, it didn't need this added step. If you're working on outdoor furniture always check that your paint choices are outdoor friendly and will be able to hold up against the elements for a reasonable amount of time. I imagine in a few years this will need another fresh coat of paint. But since it only took one can of paint and about 30 minutes of time, I GUESS I can manage that every few years. 🙂Next I needed to update the cushions to be more outdoor friendly. First off, if your budget works to get a project professionally reupholstered I highly recommend it. Espeically if you are a novice at reupholstering (you can't see it but I'm raising my hand right now). But if your project is pretty simple, on a small budget then don't be afraid to go for it. I choose to cover my cushion with oil cloth that I bought on Etsy. It helped me to think of each cushions like wrapping a birthday present. I started on two opposite ends, pulling the fabric tight before I stapled it (with a staple gun) to the underside of the cusion. Then I moved on to the other two edges, folding the edges in and pulling it tight before stapling.I really loved how this simple update turned out. I'm excited to enjoy a cup of coffee on my back deck, sitting on my "new" couch. Thanks for letting me share. xo. Emma
Project Restyle: Outdoor Couch
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Oh wow what a transformation!
Impressive! It looks like a great area for outdoor entertaining, and I love the wooden tables.
Really like this
This is amazing! I love it!
Super cute idea! I’ve definitely picked out items that are ready to be trashed and experimented on them-(just did it recently with a steamer trunk!) whats the worst that can happen, right? The result really looks great!
That’s really gorgeous! Love it for an outdoor space.
Is there a label on it that says Lloyd Loom at all? It’s a famous British brand who pioneered this kind of woven furniture… It’s actually made from tightly twisted and corded paper, so if it is indeed Lloyd Loom, you might want to bring it inside on rainy days, even with a coat of paint. It would be so sad if it succumbed to the elements :))
I LOVE these posts!
This is gorgeous! I need a new couch for my patio – maybe I will go see what I can find.
Very cool! Love the gold stripes!
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What a pretty result!
It looks amazing. Great job! 🙂
What a transformation! Love the cushions too 🙂
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WHOA. You did an amazing job! Plus, it’s pug approved!
this is genius! love the look you created here.
The final results are beautiful!!! I love the gold stripes.
this looks amazing, girls! well done! x
oh the dog is sooo sweet amd the couch looks nice!
This is fantastic!!! 😀
Thats what I call simple yet so beautiful! Love it like crazy. The re-modeled look of the couch is just magical. I have a old one kept with me, Gona do the same re-modelling to it. Great idea.
PS I love the dog sitting on the couch too.. Looks extra adorable hahaha 😉
THE DOG!!! I guess he’s claiming it? The project turned out really well!