My screen porch update has moved to first priority now that the weather is cooling off and I might actually want to hang out there. I recently shared some ideas I’ve been dreaming up about the orange and blue color scheme but recently a new addition has changed the plans slightly.
A few weeks back I ran across this vintage wicker sofa at a consignment shop. It looked to be about 100 years old (with a 100 years worth of paint) but it had a sturdy hardwood frame and brand new black upholstery. When I first saw it, it was priced at $175, not an insane price. But you guys know I’m a budget shopper and I didn’t technically “need” it so I passed and didn’t think too much more about it. A few weeks later I decided to go back to the shop on the last day of the sale to see if there were any deals and this guy was still there, only now it was $75. Cheap enough for me to reconsider. I decided to offer $50 since it was the last day and they accepted. Now I had my work cut out for me.
Here is what 100 years of paint looks like. Fortunately, it was so thick it easily chipped right off.
After lots of scraping, chipping and maybe just a little bit of lead poisoning I was able to get almost all of the old paint removed.
Now it was ready for new paint. First I used Zinsser Peel Stop Primer (affiliate) to seal the surface and any remaining paint chips.
Then a few coats of Valspar® Project Perfect Spray paint in Secluded Garden. Now I have the perfect spot for my Bohemian Rug Sample Pillows.
While I was at it I decided to give my rattan coffee table a new coat of paint as well.
Looking pretty snazzy together I’d say!
With the new furniture moved in the hunt for a rug is on! This is where I’m thinking a change may be needed. The blue rugs are probably out of the running now that I’ve painted the wicker blue and I’m also reconsidering the orange now that the black cushions have come in. My new thoughts are something natural or even black and white. Have a look at some of the new options.
These rug options include affiliate links.
Plans are always changing when a bargain arrives. Hoping a bargain rug shows up as well…What do you think?