Making Over The Basic Plastic Outdoor Chair

Making Over The Basic Plastic Outdoor Chair

Sarah Rae Smith
Jun 1, 2009

We've been long time fans of designer makeovers on every day items. The basic white plastic outdoor chair is a staple in millions of homes around the world, but this sophisticated twist from Front Design makes it look far more regal than it started out! Click through for pricing and our thoughts on a DIY version...

Although you can purchase this designer chair for $245Eur, we're curious about making a DIY version. We've always loved the idea of taking something basic and cheap and customizing it to our own needs and personalities. But the real question is, would the money be better spent buying a piece you loved from the start? Or taking the time to DIY?

A fabric cushion might make this ubiquitous plastic chair appear more crafty than high end, but it might be a good alternative to leather. Although the leather is pretty, it doesn't exactly say, "Sit in me for an hour while I eat dinner on my humid patio, in the summer." If you aren't into fabric covers, you might look into Fusion Plastic Spray Paint to give your pieces a color boost.

Have you made over your outdoor furniture? Don't be shy! Show it off!

(Images: Vlaemsch)

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