Giving wicker patio furniture a new life

This weekend was both productive and decadent!

It started with giving the old white wicker patio furniture new life.

In knocking some items off “the list” last weekend, I may have added another item….painting the wicker furniture.

I knew going from white to black would be drastic, and I was a actually a bit nervous, but four cans of spray paint later I love them!! I ended up having to get another can…I always underestimate….. you’d think I would have learned by now!

The high gloss is rich and makes them feel like new. And surprisingly what made me most nervous was how our existing cushions would work, and it’s how the cushions contrast with the black that I love most! Don’t you love how it’s the little things that surprise & delight you?!


My sweet Hermann thought the camera was out for him:)


And not to forget about “the list“, I also managed to remove the drop ceiling in the sun room. It was a messy job requiring ball cap, protective eyewear, a face mask, gloves, and proper footwear…I looked awesome. (The ceiling got ruined by a leak in the actual ceiling because of snow pile up on the widow’s peak above this winter. yay.)

In happier news, I enjoyed a delightful high tea with my mommy dearest at the Windsor Arms hotel, after our mani pedi, and before a dress fitting a Rent Frock Repeat (yay! can’t wait to wear another Frock #lessStuffMoreLife).

It was perfectly lovely and I would highly recommend it. The food was scrumptious and the service impeccable. And as usual, the ladies at Rent Frock Repeat provided an unmatchable ‘shopping’ experience.

Productive and decadent, a perfect weekend!



  1. by Shelly on May 28, 2014  8:17 am Reply

    Furniture looks great Heather. I love this blog.

    • by Heather on May 28, 2014  12:17 pm Reply

      thanks so much Shelly!:)

  2. by windsor Arms Hotel on May 30, 2014  2:30 pm Reply


    Thank you for including our afternoon tea in your blog post.

    Have a great day!

    Christine Korda
    Director Communications & Special Events
    Windsor Arms Hotel
    18 St. Thomas Street
    Toronto, On M5S 3E7
    416-934-6022 (Direct)

    • by Heather on May 30, 2014  2:32 pm Reply

      most welcome! we enjoyed such a great time:)

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