So you’re investing in new garden furniture. Smart move. But what are you going to do with your used garden furniture? These days we don’t like to waste things, we like to use ’em up and wear ’em out. This post is all about what to do with old garden furniture, exploring the potential for recycling, upcycling and re-using it instead of heading straight to the tip.
9 bright ideas about what to do with old garden furniture
- Use old garden furniture elsewhere in the garden if yours is big enough. Maybe create a second chilling area for people to break out into, somewhere secluded and shady. Or if you prefer, in the full sun as a sun-worshipper’s paradise
- Use it to make an independent garden area for the kids to play in, with their own furniture – such fun for them and their friends
- Because our resin rattan-look and wooden garden furniture is so beautiful, there’s no reason why you can’t use it indoors. Just add colourful scatter cushions or throws if you like, or just enjoy the classic grey colour schemes we’ve chosen. A rattan-effect settee for a child’s bedroom? Pretty cool. Two mid-century style resin rope garden chairs in a contemporary bedroom? Rather stylish
- Re-purpose a gorgeous grey garden dining table into a smart desk in a garden office or a tough work surface in a shed or garage
- A rattan-look chair looks gorgeous in the bathroom
- Use it in the conservatory
- Call a charity shop that’ll collect it for you to re-sell for a good cause
- Ask neighbours, friends, family and colleagues if they’d like it
- Sell it on a ‘buyer collects in person’ basis on Ebay
A brilliantly simple way to revive tatty old resin garden furniture
If it’s perfect but tatty, you can easily give old resin garden furniture a new lease of life. Refresh it by spray-painting it, either using a two-in-one primer and paint for plastic or giving it a coat of plastic-specific primer first.
Gloss is really tricky even with simple spray paint so go for a matt or satin spray paint. Then choose your colour and make your garden POP! It’s really easy to do, even if you’ve never done it before. There are some great ideas on Pinterest.