Build Chic Outdoor Furniture Build Chic Outdoor Furniture

What You'll Need
Measuring tape
Wood
Rotary tool (dremmel)
Screws
Screw driver
Nails
Hammer
Grill
Paint (matching the color of the grill)

If you have a nice yard and patio, then chances are you're going to want to have nice outdoor furniture to match. Occasionally this can be difficult to accomplish. This is because most outdoor furniture makes your home look somewhat tacky and less than reputable. In this article, we're going to cover how to make your home, and your outdoor furniture look chic. One of the most important things you're going to want to consider about this angles. You want to place your furniture at specific angles depending on the shape and size of your patio.


Step 1 - Measure

Measure your patio, you want to know exactly how much space you have to work with. You want to measure this because eyeballing it can lead to problems with oversized furniture later, and having over sized furniture would create the tacky look that you're trying to avoid.

Step 2 - Place the Grill

If you're trying to create the chic look for your outdoor furniture than you want to start with the grill. The grill is going to be the center focal point for any outdoor furniture set. Place your grill strategically as this is going to define where you place the rest of your furniture after you build it.

Step 3 - Making your Chairs Chic

When you build your chairs for your outdoor space, the first thing you want to consider is a sleek design. This means that your chair would take up a minimal amount of space, fit in perfectly facing the grill and matches the set. You can easily create your chair using another tutorial, but this article is covering how to make them chic and stylish. After you have your chair built, the first thing to do is use the rotary tool to mold down any uneven edges. This tool can also be used to give the chair curves or artistic patterns. After you've used your rotary tool and have a product that you're happy with, it's time to move on to the next step.

Step 4 - Painting

This is where the paint comes in to play. After you've used your rotary tool on the chair, it's time to paint it. You want to make sure that your paint is the same color as the grill, this will create the matching look that will take your outdoor furniture from looking tacky to looking chic and stylish. Paint the chairs making sure that you use an even coat, as to avoid any unwanted dripping and runoff.

Step 5 - Place it

Contrary to popular belief when you're creating an outdoor space, the position of the furniture is just as important to style as the furniture itself. One of the best furniture positions to use, is positioning 2 chairs at diagonal angles facing the grill. To complete this look, you would place a small circular table (of matching color) between the chairs and the grill. This not only creates fashion, but it also creates function.

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