Take A Seat

from Simply Perfect Garden Living
Update your patio furniture with these decorative ideas – one of them is sure to fit into your lawn and garden décor. Here we've gathered six ordinary outdoor chairs and benches and transformed them into playful, one-of-a-kind seating.

Raising Stripes
Perk up a prim and proper garden bench with wildly colorful stripes. Paint the bulk of the bench a single vibrant hue, then brush the back spindles in an arresting array of colors. Repeat the bold pattern by using a striped beach towel to make a cushion.


Country Romance

W ith a quilt as inspiration, create a cozy spot for daydreaming, letter writing, reading, or sipping tea. Pull a color or even a design from a quilt and paint it onto the curved arms and back of a wicker love seat. Use the coverlet as a cushion and a laceedged dust ruffle for soft skirting.


Bead Dazzled

Basic black offers endless outdoor possibilities. Dress it up with jewelry for a glamorous transformation. This comfortable classic an oversize wrought-iron dining armchair glitters thanks to a skirt of beaded fringe and pewter-painted accents.


Asian Fusion

East meets West as Asian influences transform the ubiquitous Adirondack chair. Soothing, subdued color and rich detail flatter the American icon, with its wide arms and gently sloping back. The result is a fresh, harmonious, and comfortable blend of two cultures.


Connect the Dots

Plastic outdoor furniture, such as this white resin chaise, is popular because it's lightweight, durable, easy to clean, and economical. But don t settle back on plain plastic seating when colorful circles or other simple geometric designs squares, diamonds, stripes, plaids are so much more fun.


Tropical Punch

Leave the laptop and cell phone behind and enjoy a lazy summer afternoon on a swing. Painted in refreshing citrus hues lemon yellow, tangerine, and lime green this traditional wooden swing lights up a shady corner of a yard or covered porch.

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