DIY Painted Patio Pouf

Hi there, Friends! We've all had patio furniture or garden accents that have seen better days, but are still functional. Maybe something specific even came to mind as you read this! For today's Creative Crafts hop hosted by Sara from Birdz of a Feather, I'm sharing a recent DIY project that falls into this category-giving new life to an old outdoor pouf...

DIY painted patio pouf

If you hopped over after visiting Carol from Bluesky at Home, welcome! This faded and stained pouf had an unsightly appearance, but it hadn't lost any of it's firmness, or should I say poufiness? 😉 So...I decided to refresh it with paint. I figured if a yard sale sofa can be transformed with paint, why not a patio pouf? To prepare the pouf, I  used a hose to wash it thoroughly and allowed it to dry in the sun all day.

DIY painted patio pouf

I often check the oops sections at Lowe's and Home Depot for bargains on their paint. I found this soft green sample size at Home Depot and believe it or not--I stocked up on paintbrushes that were six cents each at Lowe's! Ready to paint? Start by thinning the paint slightly with water. Notice the consistency on my paint brush. It needs to be thick enough to cover the fabric well but thin enough to be absorbed and dry without cracking. I gave mine two coats of paint, allowing it to dry well between each coat. 

DIY painted patio pouf

Remember, I told you I had a project in mind for this placemat I scored on clearance? When I saw it at Belk, I could immediately picture it topping my pouf. I opted not to glue it because I wanted to be able to remove it for cleaning and prevent it from trapping moisture underneath. However, we do get a lot of windy days, so I decided to use straight pins to secure it while allowing easy removal and replacement. 

DIY painted patio pouf

Realistically, there's no way to tell how my painted pouf will weather the harsh Texas summer, but I feel good about extending its life and reusing something I already have! 

DIY painted patio pouf

I am loving it next to my fun hammock swing

DIY painted patio pouf
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DIY painted patio pouf

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  1. Cecelia, You’re so smart to refresh your poof with paint and what a score on those brushes at Lowe’s for 6 cents each! I had to click over and see your painted sofa too, what a transformation! Pinned to my ‘Just add Paint’ board. Happy Thursday. ♥

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  2. What a lovely update for a favorite pouf using paint! And a great idea to use the placemat on top! Looks awesome!

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  3. Love the update Cecilia; your pouf looks so fresh and lovely - ready for many more years of service! Thanks for that tip about the 'oops' section; I'll have to be on the lookout for that :). Pinned!

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  4. Cecilia, you are so smart to recycle and reuse. To be honest, I’ve never heard of an outdoor poof. I’m intrigued. I’ll have to look for one at my next estate sale of flea market. Love the paint color you chose. I’ll have to look for the pops aisle at Lowe’s.

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  5. What a great redo Cecilia, it looks so pretty and how smart to add the round mat on top with pins for easy removal. I didn't know about the opps section at Lowe's, wow paint brushes for pennies!! Happy crafting~
    Jenna

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  6. Great idea. Love the refresh. Happy crafting my friend.

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  7. That looks so pretty with your Boho swing, Cecilia!

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  8. Great project Cecilia. Love the color. Great idea with the placemat

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  9. That is a great project!! I am off to pin it so I can remember it for next summer. Love the color!!

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