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Gently used, vintage, found, created or curated — outdoor furniture doesn’t have to be assembled from a box. Though fall and winter months are the best times to forage for vintage treasures at local resale shops, when they aren’t heavily sought after, it is still possible to pick up a statement glider or patio table this spring. Gently used or vintage items are typically less expensive than new merchandise, and may be better quality. Furnishings that survived a half-century of use have stood the test of time. Powder coating a slightly rusted antique metal patio set can restore the finish to its original glory and seal it for years to come. A fresh coat of paint or new cushions can transform an unloved outdoor chair into a lounge- worthy seat. Don’t give up on an interesting or loved item just because it needs a little work. The furniture that has received a bit of effort and elbow grease often becomes a favorite piece. In this unretouched photograph, Katherine Raines of The Shop of Seagate demonstrates the before and after of refurbishing on this Adirondack set with new chair cushions. 35 www.wrightsvillebeachmagazine.com WBM outdoor oasis PHOTO BY ALLISON POTTER


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