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If you haven't priced patio furniture lately, you may be in for some sticker shock. Quality outdoor furniture can be as pricey, if not more so, than indoor furniture.
Outdoor furniture needs not only to be comfortable, but also durable. We'd also like to make sure it's attractive. As I've gotten older, I've found myself lamenting our disposable word of poorly made goods and echo the refrain of my grandparents, "they don't make things like they used to." But that does not need to hinder your outdoor living. Even if you don't have older furniture, combing thrift shops, flea markets and estate sales for quality vintage patio furniture can be half the joy of spending time outdoors, which also supports the green reminder to "re-use" as often as possible.
Even if it looks a little unsightly, an affordable way to enliven it is by refinishing it. Refinishing furniture can be done by professionals who can bring your old furniture back to life. It can be painted in brilliant colors that energize your outdoor space. If you want your outdoor decor to be more modern or contemporary, you can have your furniture painted in black, white or various shades of neutral. If your old furniture needs more than paint, professionals can also repair your broken or slightly damaged furniture. You can have furniture that looks new, but has the unique quality of a vintage piece without breaking the bank.
Today's post has been brought to you by a sponsor, but our love of re-using vintage items is one of the best things about being green.