Patio outside of the sunroom: source: Southern Living Covered porch with black shutters, lime green garden stool, wicker chairs, powder blue velvet pillows and Ballard Designs Suzanne Kasler Ikat Indoor/Outdoor Rug.
How to weatherproof wicker furniture: Give your piece two coats of the paint of your choice, then top it with a layer of spray marine varnish, such as @minwax Helmsman Indoor/Outdoor Spar Urethane (from $10; Amazon). Wicker traps moisture easily; if it gets under the finish, it will damage the fibers from the inside out. Unlike spray lacquer, varnish is strong enough to seal out the moisture. Follow up every two to three years with a fresh coat to maintain a durable, water-resistant finish.
Wicker furniture is a great way to get that trendy flea market chic look in your patio, kitchen or living room. Painted wicker is a great way to add a splash of color to these upcycled furniture pieces. Repurpose your old wicker lawn furniture or pick some up at a garage sale and turn them into shabby chic pieces for indoors or outdoors.