Waste not Want not

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That is something my Italian grandmother used to always say.  I heard it so many times it is a continual thought in my mind.  About 6 years ago a friend of ours was getting rid of his wicker furniture for a new set.  It was heavy duty and solid.  However it was badly faded.  Grandma’s words echoed through my head and I spoke up “if you decide to get rid of it, let us know”.  We got it a few days later.

I bought a spray paint for wicker furniture ($4.99 USD) that was very close in color to the original.  We then spray painted each piece and picked up some cushions from a great store by us (Pier One).  We have used it on our deck for the past 6 years.  I have touched it up every year and it’s perfect.  Waste not Want not!!

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touched up and drying

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Table before touch up

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After touch up and set up for the summer

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