Bee-utiful Stenciled Bistro Chair Upcycle


Happy Monday, Friends! The Texas sun is hard on my outdoor furniture, and I've learned to accept that fresh paint is needed every few years. Today I'm sharing some outdoor bistro chairs that I recently gave some much needed love and attention...


Beautiful bistro chair upcycle


It had been several years since I painted a pair of outdoor bistro chairs blue from the original black. The blue had faded, and due to our wet spring, the paint on the seats had started peeling. 


Beautiful bistro chair upcycle


I started by using sandpaper to remove the flaking and peeling paint--ugly gloves and all! 


Beautiful bistro chair upcycle


After wiping the chairs clean, I decided to refresh them with a sunny yellow called Golden Sunset. Do you have one of these sprayer gadgets? I find it really helps the spray paint nozzle from clogging--especially with the paint and primer varieties. Plus, it's much easier on your hands! 


Beautiful bistro chair upcycle


Here's how the chair looked with fresh paint...


Beautiful bistro chair upcycle


...I wanted to add a little something special and decided my bee stencil was the perfect complement to the color. I used a makeup sponge and black patio paint.


Beautiful bistro chair upcycle


I purposely chose to place the bee near the edge of the seat rather than the center, so it wouldn't be covered if I decide to add outdoor throw pillows, which is likely! 


Beautiful bistro chair upcycle
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Here, you can see the before and after. I love my bee-utiful bistro chair refresh!


Beautiful bistro chair upcycle




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8 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Cecilia! That chair is the perfect color paired with that stencil! A definite Vintage Charm feature!

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  2. So cute Cecilia!! Perfect color and perfect stencil :)

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  3. So cute! I love the bright yellow and the bee is the perfect accent.

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  4. Well isn't that just the sweetest chair? I love it!

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  5. So cute! And great idea about the placement -- you can never have too many pillows I always say lol xo Kathleen

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  6. Cute and a great way to re-imagine a piece.

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  7. So pretty... and at the sanding stage it looked like a map!

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  8. WOW! You did an amazing job with this and love the color and stencil...everything. Featuring when my link party opens tonight!

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