Wicker Chair Makeover

Trash to Treasure – Wicker Chairs Makeover

It is time for the December Thrift Store Challenge!  I have been participating in these monthly Challenges with a group of very creative bloggers since April.  It is so much fun!  You can see all my past projects here.   The rules for the challenge are that we can purchase something from a thrift shop, garage sale, OR we can revamp/upcycle a piece(s) we already own that no longer worked in our home, OR that we found at the curb waiting for the trash trucks.

Last month I chose to revamp this old beat up bench that my husband ‘rescued’ from our neighbors trash. This month my husband ‘rescued’ these 2 awesome wicker chairs that were meant for the trash.  I guess you could say I married a trash picker.  LOL

Please check out all the other participants in the Thrift Store Challenge at the bottom of this post.

Once again, this month my project was something my husband ‘rescued’ off the side of the road meant for the trash.  But, I’m glad he did that cause check out these chairs!  Yes, the cushions were outdated and had seen better days, but I knew I didn’t have too much work to do to fix these babies up.  I really like the shape and size of them.  Bonus, they swivel!  I knew these would make the perfect addition to our upstairs deck area.

Wicker Chairs Makeover

I was excited to use my paint sprayer again (the Wagner FLEXiO 5000) for this project. This thing is pretty great.

Check out my video and see how I took these wicker chairs from trash to treasure…or read the tutorial below

Step 1, Trash to Treasure – Wicker Chairs Makeover – Sand…

As you can see there were some spots that were missing stain and looked a little frayed and beat up.  To fix this, I just sanded those spots down using some sand paper that we had in the garage.

Step 2, Paint…

Chocolate Swirl by Behr was the color I chose so I filled up my paint sprayer and went to work.

If you don’t have a paint sprayer and you like to do projects like this, do yourself a favor and get one. It makes life so much easier!  This FLEXiO is awesome.

Viola, here they are all fixed up.  PS – It only took about 15 or 20 minutes to paint 2 chairs using my sprayer.

Wicker Chairs Makeover

Last month I painted this bench and wasn’t crazy about the color. While I had my paint sprayer out, I painted it the same brown as the chairs, and like it much better.  I added some cushions and pillows (that we already had) and we were good to go!  Not bad for Free Chairs.  They are the perfect addition to our deck area.  Since we live in Florida we can use these chairs year round.

Wicker Chairs Makeover

Wicker Chairs Makeover

Have you ever rescued and revamped anything from the curb? Do tell…..


Wicker Chairs Makeover

Please check out the other Thrift Store Challenge Participants and see what fun finds they came up with…

Emily from Le.Cultivateur

Tara from Stilettos and Shiplap

Shae from Sweet Southern Grace

Dayna at Just Another Farmhouse

Dori at This Full Life 5

Cindy at Cloches and Lavender


  • Reply Terrie December 16, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Great find Jodi. I love what you did with them.

    • Reply Jodi House December 16, 2019 at 4:21 pm

      Thanks so much, Terrie! I am glad I married a trash picker. He finds the best stuff. LOL!!!

  • Reply Danya December 16, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    They look great. I’m never lucky enough to find curb deals like this!!

    • Reply Jodi House December 17, 2019 at 7:23 am

      We definitely got lucky with these finds.

  • Reply Tara @ Stilettos and Shiplap December 16, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Wow! All these treasures lately! These are such practical and perfect pieces for this area you’re putting them in too. Liking this color on them!

    • Reply Jodi House December 17, 2019 at 7:22 am

      We have scored big-time lately. I am glad my husband is not embarrassed to stop his car and pick up someone else’s trash. LOL!!!!

  • Reply Emily December 17, 2019 at 2:45 am

    Your outdoor furniture looks amazing!! It seriously looks brand new!! The power of paint! 🙌

    • Reply Jodi House December 17, 2019 at 7:21 am

      Thank you so much, Emily! We definitely got lucky with these finds!

  • Reply Dori December 17, 2019 at 10:47 am

    It turned out so pretty Jodi! Love the color!

  • Reply Shae December 17, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    What a wonderful find and for virtually free!

    • Reply Jodi House December 19, 2019 at 8:25 am

      Thanks, Shae! I just love finding and fixing up free stuff!

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