If you have ever wanted magazine style outdoor furniture, then you’ll want to begin by looking inside your house. Since good quality outdoor furniture can be expensive, why not repurpose what you have inside for outdoor use? With some easy modifications, you’ll see how to turn indoor furniture into outdoor. The following ideas show how you can repurpose your old and unused furniture into something beautiful for outside.
Easy Ways To Turn Indoor Furniture To Outdoor
Whether simply painting and waterproofing or getting out the saw for a bigger modification, there are several ways to transform your furniture. If you like these ideas but lack the extra indoor furniture, then you should consider shopping at thrift stores. Chances are, thrift store furniture will still be less expensive than buying new outdoor furniture.
Convert Indoor Dining Table To Outdoor
It is so relaxing and beautiful to enjoy some outdoor dining in the nice weather. You can get a unique look or maybe a larger size by converting an indoor dining table to outdoor.
Some bright colored paint makes a cheerful dining set for outside. See the before and after of this vintage dining set at Fynes Designs.
Dresser Makeovers For Outside
My favorite way to reuse an old dresser outside is to make it into a beverage or serving station.
This is such a fun outdoor beverage station from Bliss Ranch!
How To Waterproof Wood Furniture For Outdoors
Whether you leave wood natural, paint or stain, you will need to waterproof the wood for a longer life outside. Seal the wood with a polyurethane finish for best results. You can also finish any wood furniture with a hand rubbed oil. I like the look of this technique as it looks most natural. For details on the best type of finishes for outdoor wood, based on the type of wood, see Bob Vila’s detailed instructions on how to waterproof wood.
Convert Indoor Couch To Outdoor
Wooden furniture seems like a more obvious choice to transform for outdoor use. But what about an old couch? I am amazed at how good a repurposed couch can look outside and so I’ve dedicated a whole post to this idea. You must check out these sofa makeovers to use as outdoor furniture!
How To Waterproof A Couch For Outdoors
For couch fabric, or any outdoor fabric for that matter, you can waterproof it easily with a good fabric sealant like 303 Fabric Guard. Not only does this spray make fabrics waterproof but it also causes the fabric to be stain resistant.