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Couple are completely converting broken rattan furniture into a new suite for £150

Helen and John Bryant believe they’ve saved hundreds of pounds by upcycling their existing patio furniture. The couple bought their rattan patio furniture in 2016 from wedding funds given to them

Helen and John Bryant upcycled their patio furniture
Helen and John Bryant upcycled their patio furniture

If you are now thinking about buying new garden furniture, you may be wondering how you can save money.

Helen Bryant, 51, an operations assistant for charities, and John Bryant, 43, a refrigeration technician, believe they’ve saved hundreds of pounds by upcycling their existing patio furniture.

The couple, who live in Portchester and have three children, bought their rattan patio furniture in 2016 from wedding funds given to them.

Helen and John noticed the furniture was starting to fall apart but didn’t want to throw it away and buy a new set.

Instead, they decided to keep the frame of their furniture and repurpose it using Frenchic paints and B&Q decking.

The makeover cost them £150 – saving them a small fortune compared to buying new patio furniture.







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Helen told Facebook group DIY On A Budget UK: “We bought our rattan furniture in the winter of 2016, using the money we got as a gift from our wedding in May of that year.

“After four years, the rattan started cracking and breaking, causing big holes in the seating area.

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“I asked for help on a Facebook page to see if we could fix the rattan ourselves. Nothing came back other than people telling me to get rid of it.

“So we spent another year thinking about what to do with it.







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But Helen decided to shed the rattan
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“We were keen to keep it because not only was it a gift, I thought there was some way we could keep it from going in the landfill.”

Helen said she was inspired after her neighbor suggested taking the rattan off to see what the frame looked like.

After doing this with the small table, they found that the frame was really decent and strong.

“I’ve been using Frenchic paint for a number of years and knew painting the frame would look really good,” Helen said.

“We had different ideas about what to use for the seating area, like pallet boards, scaffolding boards and composite planks.







The couple found the base of the furniture still in good condition
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“We chose B&Q decking boards to cut to size and then we attached the boards to the frame with black metal screws that matched the Frenchic colour.

“The pain of the transformation was removing the thousands of small metal brackets that held the rattan to the frame.

“The best way we found was to use a really small screwdriver to hook underneath, but these took forever to get out.”

Helen said the whole project cost around £150, including paint, screws and decking.

The couple also reused the pillows it originally came with.







Helen has also reused old pillows
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“My tips would be to use the small screwdriver, wear gloves and have patience and time. It’s a really good idea to test the boards before bolting them together,” Helen said.

“Don’t use half decking boards, use larger gaps between boards.

“Having bigger gaps at the back of the seat is fine as the weight is more in the middle and front.

“Our two younger children helped paint and cut up the rattan so it was really a family activity.

“We’re both so thrilled with the end result.”

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