Outdoor furniture inspiration


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Inspiration: Outdoor furniture

I continue to inspire for the great outdoors and the trend that is hot in 2012 is to turn the old into new. Environmentally friendly – just like everything else in today’s society. It’s also really hot to take indoor furniture outside. Personally, I can see myself with a favourite leather arm chair under the closest apple tree :)…

Recycling of teak has also been seen at interior design expositions in Sweden. Very popular is recycled teak from old houses and boats, which is obviously a better choice than FSC-classed teak.

I remember when I painted an old, worn-out garden furniture set out in the countryside where I grew up. It was a big success and stayed in style for many years :)

The biggest piece of advice I can give to those of you who want to paint outdoor furniture is to take care of the preparation work. There are no shortcuts for a good result. Clean, dry, sand properly and the apply a base coat. In this way, the results will last for many garden parties, without flaking.


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Indoor furniture outside...I LIKE :)

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22 Responses to Outdoor furniture inspiration

  1. Maca Martinez Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 19:29 #

    Adored all these pics! I’m copying the idea of the first one for my patio, a kind of rug made of little stones to individualize the seating area. Lovely weekend Maria! XoXo

  2. Hemma hos Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 19:39 #

    Provridningen går säkert bra, och visst är det roligt att vistas runt hästar!
    Vinterhälsningar MALIN

  3. Luciane at HomeBunch.com Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 21:35 #

    Hi Maria!

    Thank you so much for stopping by. Your blogs is stunning! Loving it!

    Have a blessed weekend.


    Luciane at HomeBunch.com

    • maria Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 11:08 #

      AWWW so sweet words:) Thank you very much..
      If you want you can follow me on twitter and get updates..I follow you now:)
      Have a lovely week

      LOVE Maria

  4. Mormorsglamour Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 09:27 #

    Man längtar verkligen till att ta fram utemöblerna när du visar dessa fina bilder. Det måste bara bli lite varmare här hemma…

  5. Lycke Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 09:59 #

    Hej! Vad underbart fint det var här och så mycket sommar, precis vad jag behöver nu :) glad du kikade förbi hos mig och muminstranden. kommer tillbaka så fort jag får tid och kikar mer ***

    kramar Lycke

  6. Leslie Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 16:22 #

    Hello Maria and wonderful post! My husband JUST commented {yesterday} how outdoor furniture is starting to resemble indoor furniture. I’m looking forward to pulling up a chair or laying in a hammock with a good book as soon as this weather warms :) Good tip regarding repainting outdoor furniture! I can’t tell you how many times I painted with no prep and regretted doing so!

    Thanks for stopping by today! I’m following you now and looking forward to exploring your blog!

    Have a lovely day ~

    • maria Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 18:52 #

      Thank you sooo much:) Well then you can tell your husband that hes absoluteley right….but here in Sweden we are taking things a step further and take inside furniture out this season ..(and praying to the weather gods haha)
      I will happily follow you and your lovely blog also:)

      LOVE Maria

      • Leslie Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 19:08 #

        Lol! Yep! We are praying too! Just returned from a walk w/ our girls – and it was lightly snowing.. Seattle is having a late – long winter season!

        BTW, my husbands Grandfather was born in Sweden :) I love the simplicity of Swedish design and .. those Mora clocks – wonderful!

        Enjoy your weekend!

  7. The Buzz Blog Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 18:33 #

    Somehow the Europeans just get it when it comes to living outdoors and have no fear bringing indoor furniture out to the terrace. Lovely images and inspiration.

    The Buzz Blog

    • maria Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:42 #

      No… we are totally fearless:) Thank you very much for stoping bye.
      I wish you a lovely week.

      LOVE M

  8. Jessica Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 20:35 #

    Åh, älskar den översta bilden, underbar! Husfärgen är verkligen så fin och sittgruppen är söt som socker:-)

    Kram Jessica, home to me

  9. La Vie en Rose Sunday, March 18, 2012 at 22:41 #

    Hi Maria, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such sweet words. I followed you on Facebook – and l’m looking forward to reading more of your blog. Love the photos i’ve seen so far! Lovely to ‘meet’ you,


    • maria Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 17:05 #

      Thank you so much for following me:) I hope you will enjoy my posts and I will happily follow you also:)

      LOVE M

  10. Annas inspiration Monday, March 19, 2012 at 10:22 #

    Vilka härliga utebilder!!! Nu längtar man knappast mindre till våren.

    Många kramar

  11. my castle in spain Monday, March 19, 2012 at 13:27 #

    Hello Maria,
    Hope you had a sunny week end in your beautiful Gothenburg….I love the use of indoors furniture outside..it does look so romantic !
    Also thank you so much for your lovely comment. I’ve just liked your page on FB although i’m not too sure it worked – am a bit awkward with FB-
    Have a lovely monday ! x Lala

    • maria Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:44 #

      Thank you very much for following me:) I wish you a great week.

      LOVE M

  12. Atelier Decor Monday, March 19, 2012 at 19:37 #

    we love so much these pictures! so full of energy! thankyou for sharing with us :)

    Greetings from Madrid,

    Atelier Decor

  13. Anette& Dick Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 09:59 #

    Så härliga trädgårdsbilder!
    Det är ju så man vill ha det i sin trädgård i sommar.
    Jag längtar!
    kram Anette

    • maria Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 11:43 #

      Supertack…och det ska ju bli riktigt varmt i helgen så väntan är snart över:)

      LOVE M

  14. Inga Helene Wednesday, March 21, 2012 at 22:41 #

    Hei og takk for hyggelig kommentar. Jeg bor så langt nord at jeg ennå bare kan drømme om uteliv på verandaen, men takk for inspirasjonen! :-)

  15. Paris Pastry Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at 12:16 #

    My style of garden! So pretty and lush! :)

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