The first step was to remove as much of the lumpy old paint as possible. This was no easy feat! The Man took on the bulk of this unpleasant task... sanding, paint remover, scraping, more sanding. The goal was to get it as smooth as possible before we repainted it.
When it was all dry, I added some inexpensive cushions that I found at Christmas Tree Shops, and a throw pillow we already had. We finished off the sitting area with a little throw rug and a funky old mirror, which we also had already.
|Quiet, cozy sitting area, in the corner of the patio.|
Since most of what we used was stuff we already had (including the paint remover, left over from another project) this whole brand new sitting area only cost about $57. Don't you just love a bargain? ;)