diy porch makeover on a BUDGET!

I’m finally starting to feel good about our outdoor spaces at our new house. I just finished my diy porch makeover on a literal shoe string budget.

I forgot to get a before picture of the whole porch but did get one of the chairs.

Before :

And after :

Diy porch makeover using spray paint to redo plastic Adirondack chairs. Diy porch decor on a budget. Perfect summer diy project. #porchdecor #outdoordiy #diydecor

Diy porch makeover using spray paint to redo plastic Adirondack chairs. Diy porch decor on a budget. Perfect summer diy project. #porchdecor #outdoordiy #diydecor

I would say our budget for this was about 30 dollars. 20 on spray paint and about 10 on flowers.

I bought 3 different types of spray paint to try out for this project:

Rustoleum painters touch x2 cover flat white

Rustoleum Chalked in linen white

And Krylon paint and primer in white

HANDS DOWN BEST ONE was rustoleum x2 cover in flat. The chalk paint wasn’t bad but the coverage of the x2 flat white was the best and still had a super matte finish.

I wanted a matte finish because I thought it would lessen the plastic look of these. So far they are washing off fine with the hose but I am still going to put a matte protective coat on them soon. Just need to touch up a few places first and spray the bottoms.

To paint these I literally just gave them a good hose down and hit some dirtier spots with a sponge then got to spraying. The rustoleum x2 paint stuck really good to the plastic. I just went back and forth with slow steady strokes and let dry for probably about a half hr or so between coats. I probably ended up with about 3 or 4 coats. I did the same thing to my son’s set too. His is just your basic little tikes set I feel like everyone has!

Before :

And after :

Diy porch makeover using spray paint to redo plastic Adirondack chairs. Diy porch decor on a budget. Perfect summer diy project. #porchdecor #outdoordiy #diydecor

Diy porch makeover using spray paint to redo plastic Adirondack chairs. Diy porch decor on a budget. Perfect summer diy project. #porchdecor #outdoordiy #diydecor

Diy porch makeover using spray paint to redo plastic Adirondack chairs. Diy porch decor on a budget. Perfect summer diy project. #porchdecor #outdoordiy #diydecor

I had this little terra cotta pot that I had primed to paint for an activity I was making for my son a while back but never finished and I just threw a small little hosta I had in it. There was a huge patch of hostas growing in an overgrown area of our yard which I used for a ton of landscaping projects.

The previous owner had left the chairs here so they were free. I find these plastic type of adirondack chairs are very accessible on a budget and you can find them at garage sales a lot. If your wanting to get this kind of look without the diy I’ll list some nice budget friendly ones here, here and here.

All of the planters are things I shopped my home for which you can read more about here.

Diy porch makeover using spray paint to redo plastic Adirondack chairs. Diy porch decor on a budget. Perfect summer diy project. #porchdecor #outdoordiy #diydecor

Diy porch makeover using spray paint to redo plastic Adirondack chairs. Diy porch decor on a budget. Perfect summer diy project. #porchdecor #outdoordiy #diydecor

Diy porch makeover using spray paint to redo plastic Adirondack chairs. Diy porch decor on a budget. Perfect summer diy project. #porchdecor #outdoordiy #diydecor

I also gave our porch a good quick clean using this product called bon ami. It took off a lot of stains and made a big difference with not a lot of effort. It’s a light abrasive almost like an exfoliater for your skin but for cleaning instead. I use it allover our house and love it. Plus it’s all natural. You can see how dirty our porch was in this pic a little. Eventually I will power wash it or paint but this was great for now.

The grey table I already had inside. A lot of times you hear about bringing the outdoors in when designing a space but I think bringing the indoors out can do alot for a space too! Just make sure you give it a good protective coat if it’s going to be exposed to the elements. I also only paid about 5 dollars for the table. Our porch is covered so I wasn’t to concerned about it.

Diy porch makeover using spray paint to redo plastic Adirondack chairs. Diy porch decor on a budget. Perfect summer diy project. #porchdecor #outdoordiy #diydecor

Diy porch makeover using spray paint to redo plastic Adirondack chairs. Diy porch decor on a budget. Perfect summer diy project. #porchdecor #outdoordiy #diydecor

Diy porch makeover using spray paint to redo plastic Adirondack chairs. Diy porch decor on a budget. Perfect summer diy project. #porchdecor #outdoordiy #diydecor

I feel so relieved now that this project is “done.” There’s alot that still needs to be done in this area but we are going to wait on it for now and I feel like with this mini makeover we can still enjoy the space!

Diy porch makeover using spray paint to redo plastic Adirondack chairs. Diy porch decor on a budget. Perfect summer diy project. #porchdecor #outdoordiy #diydecor

Diy porch makeover using spray paint to redo plastic Adirondack chairs. Diy porch decor on a budget. Perfect summer diy project. #porchdecor #outdoordiy #diydecor

Diy porch makeover using spray paint to redo plastic Adirondack chairs. Diy porch decor on a budget. Perfect summer diy project. #porchdecor #outdoordiy #diydecor

Diy porch makeover using spray paint to redo plastic Adirondack chairs. Diy porch decor on a budget. Perfect summer diy project. #porchdecor #outdoordiy #diydecor

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Spray painting your plastic outdoor chairs is a great way to update your porch or patio this summer. It's an easy outdoor DIY that anyone can do! #outdoorliving #farmhouseporch

Spray painting your plastic outdoor chairs is a great way to update your porch or patio this summer. It's an easy outdoor DIY that anyone can do! #outdoorliving #farmhouseporch

Diy porch makeover using spray paint to redo plastic Adirondack chairs. Diy porch decor on a budget. Perfect summer diy project. #porchdecor #outdoordiy #diydecor

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Jen | My Healthy Homemade Life
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It looks great! I want to spruce up my front porch but never thought about painting the chairs. I love how clean it looks! Great job!

Zuri-Starr
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This is so beautiful. I love it!

Tola
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Wow this is such a beautiful update, wouldn’t even be able to tell that you just painted it, very cute!

Sharon Jolliff
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Simple but beautiful. Definitely going to check these out. My porch is very similar.

kage2015
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kage2015

I need to get out and work on my front porch and make it look prettier. You have inspired me to get going.

The Berry Basics - Courtney
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Your porch looks amazing, and for only $30! That’s impressive! I never thought to paint the plastic chairs, but what a great idea!

Katie Walsh Beck
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This looks awesome and I have been looking forever for a metal watering can like this for a planter! I love the table too. The whole look brings all the inside homeyness outdoors for a great setup for sitting.

Katie Walsh Beck
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I love the metal watering can. I have been on the lookout all year for one of these but cannot seem to locate one! The table and the whole setup really brings the inside homeyness to the outside making for a great setup for sitting.

Jen Seislove
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Your update is so fresh and inviting! I have been trying to spruce up my front entrance but now you’ve given me some wonderful new ideas.

melisvida
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melisvida

this looks like a picture from a magazine ! great DIY

Jennifer Love
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Your porch is simple and beautiful! I’ve never tried to paint plastic furniture before but you’re right, they look so much better. I’ll have to give that a try this summer!

Katie
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It looks so nice! I cant believe it was only 30 bucks.

Ciara
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It’s amazinh what u can achieve on a small budget it looks lovely!

Brittany
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Looks awesome! I love the plants and accessories. The watering can is super cute.

Kat
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It looks great! It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do!

Sarah
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I LOVE this look! You have done a great job at a low price and I love saving money! So cute!

Miranda Lamb
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Oh how cute…you made your son’s chair match! Your porch looks beautiful!

April
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April

These are great ideas

Arliss
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Wow I had no idea you could do this — for some reason it didn’t seem like it’d work to paint the material of these kinds of chairs and tables. Love it! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

Kiley
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Kiley

Your porch looks so stinking cute! I love that you did it on a budget, too! Thanks for sharing 😊

journeyatsahm
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journeyatsahm

You did a great job! Don’t forget to use credit and get extra points back as long as you pay your entire bill right away! It’s a great way to save money.

Vox
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Great job! I did something similar to our back patio furniture. It’s great when we can get the most out of something we already own without much extra effort. Thanks for sharing.

designbyteresa
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designbyteresa

I love it! This is just amazing

Melanie
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Very lovely! Love a makeover on a budget 🙂

idreamofdiyblog
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It looks so inviting! It’s amazing what a neutral paint color can do for a diy makeover. What a great space for a cup of coffee and a little relaxation!