If you have old, plastic patio furniture that needs a new look, don’t throw it out just yet! Read this post by Cassie from Lovely Weeds to find out how she gave her patio chairs an authentic looking cast iron finish with Rocky Mountain All-in-One Decor Paint!

Can you believe these chairs are plastic?

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Even before the makeover, it was hard to tell that these weren’t cast iron chairs. I remember the first time I went to move one, I expected it to be so heavy and I nearly threw it!

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Over the years the green on them became more pronounced and faux-looking, and since my hands have been twitchy and anxious to paint something, I thought they’d be a good thing to attack!

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I used Country Chic Paint in Rocky Mountain, dry brushing the paint onto the chairs.

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Dry brushing gives such a great rustic and aged finish, especially on a piece with a lot of three dimensional detail.

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The paint hits the highest points of the piece, leaving the recesses the original color (which in this piece happened to be black).

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Something about the chairs made the Rocky Mountain paint go on lighter than usual, but I loved the way the chairs turned out!

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The detail is so impressive for such lightweight chairs! They look very old-world to me.

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I couldn’t resist taking pictures of my favorite red geraniums. I can’t help but love a flower that is hard to kill.

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A lot of people would have thrown these chairs out, but thanks to a little paint and an hour of easy work, they have a second life!


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Cassie {Lovely Weeds}

Hey there, I’m Cassie. I’m a wife, mom, writer, and maker living in Arizona. My house became a home when I let go of the rules, embraced what I loved, quit wishing and started making. My blog, Lovely Weeds, is about taking those ugly, unwanted fill-in-the-blanks and loving them back to life. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure, or as I like to say, one man’s weeds are this girl’s wildflowers!

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