How to Repurpose Used Outdoor Furniture

Goodwill is known for its sizeable selection and unique finds. Our furniture section is known for items that go quick. Now that everyone’s enjoying the summer season and spending more time outdoors, it’s a great time to add some furniture to your outdoor space. If you’ve found some used outdoor furniture at Goodwill, there are many ways that you can repurpose it to give it new life. Here are a few ideas:

Spray Paint a Bright Color

If you find a chair with a shape and style that you like, painting it with spray paint is a great way to freshen it up. We love how this bright green color adds a vibrant pop to this patio decor.

green chair


Replace or Add Cushions

New furniture cushions add comfort and style to gently used patio furniture. Consider replacing old cushions with fabric and fill of your choice. You can sew your own cushions or shop around for cushions that fit your sofa and/or chairs.

patio furniture


Mix and Match

You might not find an entire patio dining set that you love at a price you love, but when you shop at Goodwill, you can mix and match. Pair a set of chairs, or all different chairs, with a different table. Mixing wood and aluminum is a great idea!

table and chairs outside


Use Outdoor Furniture Indoors

If you find a piece of outdoor furniture you love, but don’t have anywhere to put it, consider using it indoors. This isn’t an odd design trick, in fact, it’s currently a trend in interior design. Going for a casual coastal design? Bring in the wicker!



Do you have some outdoor furniture or other items that you want to donate? There are 80+ community locations where your no-longer-needed items can be dropped off. You never know what you’ll find on a Goodwill run!

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