backyard a little makeover. This isn't exactly a DIY, but I'll show you in detail how I re-did this set in case you'd like to do the same to your own patio furniture.
All of the pieces needed a lot of work! The wood was almost completely rotted out of all of the seats and the tabletop was missing altogether. There was a ton of rust on all of the unpainted parts, though luckily the metal is still solid and nothing was actually rusted through. My dad was nice enough to cut a new tabletop and chair seats out of plywood for me, and he even helped me get all of the rusty bolts out of the chairs with lots of WD-40, a wrench, and a vice (no easy task!).
Beverly's in San Luis Obispo to pick out some oilcloth to cover it all with. I thought using oilcloth would be simple, inexpensive, and easy to switch out if I get the inclination. They have an awesome selection of oilcloths there and it was really hard to choose just one. In the end I decided on this pink rose print. I bought two and a half yards and that was more than enough to cover all of the pieces. I even used a 40% off coupon, so I came in at around $16 for all of it. Not bad!
What summer projects are you working on?