I have the pleasure of joining a new blogging group this month hosted by Tammy from Patina&paint. https://patinaandpaint.com/.

Today is Under $10 on the 10th! Where a group of bloggers get together and share ideas that cost less than $10.00.

A few months ago I purchased an old wicker chair from our local thrift store that was probably just fit for the bin. But hey, at six bucks , I was definitely going home with it.

It looks better in the photo than what it really was. It has black marks , cobwebs and some broken bits .
This is after washing it down , you can see the black marks

So , the look I want to achieve will be sort of a greyish look, like it’s been outside in all types of weather, and then the sun hits it and bleaches it.. Not sure how it will turn out but hey, it was only $6

What you will need

  • Old wicker chair
  • Bowl
  • Paintbrush
  • Water
  • Rag
  • Any type of white paint except chalk paint (I used exterior white )
  • Some paint sheets (I used old curtains )
I didn’t end up using the roller.

Tbd first thing I did was washed the chair down with soapy water, and boy was it dirty. I actually ended up lightly hissing it with the power hose. Very lightly tho , as not to take off the varnish. You will not want to take that off or you will get wood bristles and they don’t look good

You can see some strands of wicker missing from the seat, but that ok as it’s not noticeable once a cushion goes on it..

I then began mixing a little water and very little paint in the bowl and then taking a rag and rubbing the paint on the chair.

I used the brush here to get a little deeper into the wicker , but not too much

I just kept rubbing on the paint and rubbing it back off again. With tbd watered down paint .. On tbd edges of the chair and wherever it had some detail I put full paint and didn’t water it down as I wanted these parts to slightly stand out .. Then I began scrubbing the chair again with tbd diluted mix. I have to say that this part of the process does take a bit of time so make sure you have a free day before you start your project

You can see I used neat paint on tbd details here
Some areas I used neat paint just to help the detail stand out.

As you can see below that I decided to paint all the legs and cane with a neat paint and let it dry off a little bit because I’m using exterior white paint I had to be careful not to fully leg it dry otherwise I can’t wash it off to get that lime look bleached effect.

I actually went inside and made myself a cup of tea ( my favourite thing when I’m doing a project ) 😊

After a few minutes and before it completely dries , get your cloth and keep rubbing as much as tbd paint of as you can. At this stage you will need to keep adding and taking off the paint .. Everyone has different taste so this will be exactly up to you and how far you want to go..

This is as far as I wanted to take the piece

As you can see it’s looking more weathered and bleached. I’m happy with the stage it’s at so once it’s completely dry I’ll start decorating it with a simple cushion and a throw

When your doing a new build a lot of your money has to go on landscaping driveways ,walls , fencing and so on. Luxuries like patio furniture and garden decor gets put on hold. So that makes me a great believer in thrifting stuff and refurbishing it and just trying to make the space look pretty until I can afford what I really want.. So for six bucks I think I may have just achieved that here..

Check out the finished project and let me know what you think.

Every evening I watch the kangaroo’s coming out of the forest and it’s so beautiful to see! I thought I’d give you a quick shot of tbd view that I have from my new chair!

Later on in the evening I decided to switch on my outdoor tv , tgrab a glass or two of wine and just cuddle up and chill out on my own.. I lit all my candles and cuddle up in my throw and just chilled out for a while.. So glad I joined in on this challenge this week otherwise that chair would be still in the back of the garage.

Check out all the other ladies crafts. You can click on all the links provided below.

Tammy- https://patinaandpaint.com/fairy-lights/

Terrie- https://decorateandmorewithtip.com/paint-your-own-stepping-stone/

Nikki- https://lifeasaleowife.com/2022/05/10/outdoor-plant-stand/

Happy browsing peeps and hope you find something that will inspire you.

Stay blessed Teresa

4 thoughts on “Wicker Chair Makeover

  1. What a great way to update a chair. It looks so pretty now and it’s in the perfect spot on your patio – with a perfect view! Beautiful back yard! Thanks so much for joining $10 on the 10th!

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  2. This is a great idea, our daughter has two wicker loveseat they need a refresh, I was going to search online to see how, but you gave me the idea. Thanks Teresa. Love how it turned out. Enjoy the fresh air and your fresh new like chair. 🙂

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