I decided to go with charcoal gray paint and cobalt blue cushions. We used paint and primer outdoor paint by Behr from Home Depot and had them custom mix the paint. At first the shade was too dark and then too much green and finally achieved the hue I was going after. The poor girl that was mixing the paint was probably highly frustrated with me but outdoor paint is tricky because you have to consider sun, shade and all different sorts.
I hit the jackpot on this one…a bit Golden Girl-ish, but my hunt for outdoor furniture for our patio has spanned over the past two years. Of course I wouldn’t settle for going to a normal store and buying something not beat up and needing a complete overhaul. Instead, while outside we would literally sit on the ground on the patio. Lets be honest, with two little ones sitting and relaxing isn’t what we do outside anyway. But we still needed something and I wanted a find. A project (sorry honey). And I wanted something unique.
Drum roll please…
Here they are:
Bare with me – I think, correction, I know they can be absolutely fabulous.
And best yet – we got the sofa and chair for $80. Yep. A steal!
Now to figure out color scheme. Do I paint the base a bright color like so: