When we moved to Utah we got lucky. My sister had been living at my parents house for awhile and wasn't using her outdoor furniture that she previously used at the townhouse. So she gave her patio furniture to us:
It looks pretty good here in our yard, but up close the fabric is really damaged.
We are very fortunate to spend a lot of time eating outside. In the summer we eat two meals a day outside. It's great. But the furniture is getting old and weathered and quite frankly, ugly. The metal trim is transferring rust into the whiteish-gray fabric and it isn't pretty.
Here's Doons waxing our skis this Spring. You can see the discoloration of the fabric from the rust.
So I thought that I could easily refinish these chairs. At first I thought that spray paint was the key. But then I realized that the chairs were in great shape besides the fabric. This summer one of the seats ripped, so I finally gave in and bought some outdoor canvas at the fabric store in a pretty paisley fabric.
These take HOURS to refinish, so I actually only have one of the four completed. My goal is to have them all finished by next summer.