DIY Spray Painted Outdoor Chair

*I partnered with Krylon for this project.  All opinions and ideas are 100% mine.

DIY Spray Painted Outdoor Chair


I completed a little DIY project last week in our back yard.  See this plastic tan chair?  Well, it was left in the back yard from the previous home owner when we bought our house last year. 

DIY Spray Painted Outdoor Chair

And even though this old chair is not in the best of shape, the kids and I have enjoyed sitting in it by the creek in our backyard. The creek is a little low right now, but when it is full of water, we love sitting there and listening to the water bubble over the rocks and stones.  

DIY Spray Painted Outdoor Chair

We also love reading books in this chair and even eating some snacks there too!

So I thought I would show this old chair and little love by giving it a fresh new coat of paint. 

But first I had to clean it.  It was sooooo dirty. 

So I got some dish soap and water in a bucket and used a Magic Eraser to clean off all the dirt and grime. 

DIY Spray Painted Outdoor Chair

Then I sprayed it off with a water hose and let it dry. 

DIY Spray Painted Outdoor Chair

I wanted this chair to be painted a color that would stand out against the browns and greens in nature, so I chose a beautiful color called Matte Ink Blue, from Krylon.   (It’s a beautiful “Kentucky Blue” so you know I had to use it!)  “wink”

DIY Spray Painted Outdoor Chair

Krylon® Fusion All-In-One TM is a premium product that bonds to difficult surfaces such as plastics and ready-to-assemble furniture without sanding or priming.

Fusion All-In-One offers: 

  • Superior adhesion and durability
  • Indoor/Outdoor use with maximum rust protection 
  • No sanding or priming required 
  • Big button spray tip with spray any way capabilities

DIY Spray Painted Outdoor Chair

It literally took me about 5 minutes to make this chair look like brand new!  I sprayed the first layer of paint on the front and then moved to the back, and then repeated. 

Now look how cute she is!  (Yes, the chair is a girl. haha!)

DIY Spray Painted Outdoor Chair

It adds a punch of color to our backyard and makes me want to enjoy this little spot even more!  I added a little pillow for comfort and some beautiful flowers. 

I can’t even believe it is the same chair!

DIY Spray Painted Outdoor Chair

What do you think?

Do you have any outdoor furniture that needs a little sprucing up at your home?  Tell me what it is!

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    1. Me too, Amanda! I even inspired myself to paint a small side table in our den this weekend with a fresh coat of black. haha! It took like 10 minutes and now it looks brand new! Have a blessed day!

      1. Great idea Traci, I’ve used Krylon, good quality & tons of colors to choose from. Spray painting furniture is the way to go, no brush strokes left and when done slowly, gives a nice even finish. Your Kentucky blue was good choice. Thanks for sharing. Denise

  1. Love the colour !!!
    And watching all your DIY projects, pushes me to do more. Thanks for sharing all you do Tracy …-

      1. Traci, I love the look of your “new” chair! It does look bright, smooth, and new. The color is perfect too!
        I love watching your notes from home as well!

  2. I have two of those plastic chairs and for a cheap yard chair it’s really comfy. I may have to check out the paint options and give mine a little update too.

  3. What a great transformation! I have not done much spray painting and would NEVER have thought of spraying a plastic chair. This inspires me.

  4. that came out gorgeous, Traci! Great job! I spray painted a rocking chair this summer. I had painted it a dark teal a couple years ago, but decided I wanted it to be sage green. I left the old chips and peels and sprayed it with several coats. I love how it came out. You’re right, a few coats of paints brings anything back to a new life!

  5. I just love you and your sister Cyndi Amd both of your creativity! Your chair and the color is gorgeous! Your home is gorgeous and so are you and your family! God bless and thank you for always being encouraging and inspirational!! God bless 😇

  6. Traci, this “young lady” turned from frumpy to a beauty for sure!! That color is sooo pretty and it looks so smooth! A great pop of color for that area…nice job!!

  7. Chair looks so good. I have some chairs like that. I didn’t know oh could paint them. Thanks for the info I am going to paint my old chairs.

  8. Whoa! I NEVER even thought of spray painting mine! I have the same identical chairs and they are sun bleached and worn out looking! Not only am I going to do the same thing but I’m going to use the same color! Thanks for the idea! Headed to Lowe’s to get me some Krylon Matte Ink Blue!!!!

  9. T~
    The chair looks amazing! Especially the color!!!
    I have loved using Krylon Spray Paints over the years!
    Have used it on outdoor furniture as well as Flower Pots!
    Now that i’ve moved down to the Space Coast of Florida will be updating new “finds” with coastal colors!
    will let you know how Krylon holds up under this HOT tropical sun!

  10. Thanks for the inspiration to finally tackle 2 of those chairs only in a very faded apple green color. We’ve had them for 8+ years sitting in the sun constantly and they really need an update. Wasn’t sure if I should just toss or what. Your post was very timely and has given me the incentive to move forward with painting. While hubs and I are Lex., Ky UK grads we’re in Florida now. hmm Maybe I’ll go UK Go Blue! Thanks again. V

  11. I love the transformation!! I’ve done a couple of Krylon makeovers and have been happy with how well it works.

  12. That looks great! I love being able to give something a new life especially when it’s still perfectly usable! Thanks for sharing something so simple!

  13. Wow, looks like a new chair – love the color! I wonder if you can use the Krylon paint on kitchen cabinets?

    1. Hmmm…they have some roll on paint too. I think I would use a roll-on on cabinets. I have not had experience with Krylon roll-on paints on kitchen cabinets, but I do know that spray painting cabinets with cans can sometimes not turn out well. We have used paint sprayers on our kitchen cabinets, though, and that gives a very professional finish.

  14. You can’t beat Kentucky blue unless it’s Louisville red.😀 Actually we are Cats fans unless they are playing U of L.
    We are transplanted Kentuckian living in Florida.
    I have a chair that needs painting. I shall try that paint. I have never used Fusion.
    Love your blog, Instagram posts, and Notes From Home. Your accent makes me homesick for KY.
    Those prayers are always beautiful. I have seen them on your Instagram.
    God bless you and your sweet family and that hardworking husband!

    1. Thank you, Nancy! You are so sweet! Such a kind comment! I think you would love the Fashion paint. Let me know if you give it a try. xoxo, your fellow KY sister!

  15. WOW! Love the pop of blue. I’ve used that paint before and it is TRANSFORMATIVE!! Makes old stuff look like new. When I was a preschool teacher we would get used plastic items donated all the time. Still in good shape but colors had faded. Krylon always was my first choice to refresh them. I bet that chair will be the fought over spot the rest of the summer

    1. Yes, I used to be an elementary teacher too! Spray paint is definitely a teacher’s best friend. Thanks for stopping by, Loryl! xoxo

  16. So so cute! And easy. still need to put the wicker out. Also pretty sure this is the summer for fretting up those pieces. Mmm…maybe blue???
    Appreciated the prayer too.

  17. I love the color you chose for the chair and how great it turned out. You are so good about bringing new life to old favorites. I didn’t know there was a good paint option for plastic, so good to know. Thanks for sharing this brand. I can’t believe how early your kids go back to school in Tennessee. In Oregon its alway the day after Labor Day and then they get out mid June. I’m sure your kids get out earlier I’m assuming. I don’t have any kids left at home and I don’t envy those of you who have all the wondering what is going to be for this coming FALL. I haven’t heard yet the final decision for our school district but last I heard was going back the day after Labor Day and teachers wear face shields and kids not required to wear anything, but that could have changed. I can’t imagine if kids would have to wear mask all day. Just not good for their health. Keep us updated how things go with your kiddos.

    1. Yes, our kids start early here and usually get out mid to late May. Right now, the kids have to wear masks to school, but I am hoping that will change soon.
      Thanks for stopping by!

  18. Thank you for showing us a picture of your “new” chair! The colour just jumps out at you. It is quite stunning ! Have a couple around and will try my hand with the krylon paint. Actually a friend in the neighbourhood was using the same process around mother’s day and she was selling them for $45. She used just old dining room chairs and fixed the seat so it could hold a potted plant! My son bought me one for Mother’s Day!

  19. I had often wondered how well spray paint would hold up on a chair like this after 2-3 years of outdoor exposure. (I’d consider getting 3 years use a good deal, even if I had to repaint after 3 years.) The chair looks amazing & like new, but it would be awesome if you could give an update after a couple of years…maybe? =) Great job!

    1. Yes! I think it would last several years. I’ve spray painted so many things that seem to need to be “refreshed” every few years, but totally worth the small investment of time and money. :) Thanks for stopping by, Michelle!

  20. The chair looks beautiful in bright blue! I also enjoy sitting by the water and listening to it flow over rocks. A perfect reading spot! I have some things around here that could use a coat of good paint – like some of my outdoor light fixtures. I will look for this paint on my next shopping trip.

  21. Wow….Traci, what a transformation. I am going to have to try that spray paint! It works amazing. When we bought our house, about 7 months ago, the owner left a few pieces of furniture here too. A 3 piece rod iron table and chairs…..this would work great on it.


  22. My sister had left three of the plastic chairs in the ran when she moved. I sprayed painted them black for a new and refreshed look. My sister says I am the spray paint queen.

  23. I LOVE your “new” chair! Great job! I spray painted my brass fireplace screen this summer and it completely changed the look of it!

  24. Thanks for the info! I have a table and chair I need to paint in my Kindergarten classroom. I will definitely be using the Kyrlon spray paint. It looks great and easy to use!

  25. Oh my word!! I have two identical chairs under a large tree in the back yard!! This gives me a great idea!! My husband loves when I say “I have an an idea”! LOLOL
    Thanks for sharing !! I love it!!
    Donna from PA

  26. What a great transformation! I have a couple of flower pots that could use freshening up. I’ll have to give this paint a try.

  27. Dang!! Spray paint has come a long way over the years!! Never would I have considered spray painting that plastic chair. I’ll be rethinking spray paint!!! Good thing I follow you to know what’s hot in the market. Not only is your home awesome and your family sweet, but you do all the guinea pig work for us so we know what to use and how to use it!!!! You’re the best!!

  28. I love this idea. I have two faded green chairs I would love to paint. Do you have to put some kind of sealer on after you paint?

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