Pour a glass of lemonade, grab your e-reader, and kick back in a comfortable Adirondack chair. Adirondacks have been patio staples for over a century, thanks to their wide plank seats and flat armrests–the perfect place to park that lemonade. This spring, the chairs are available in trendy, new colors for your garden or favorite outdoor spot. If you’d prefer, choose an unfinished Adirondack chair, paint it yourself, and pair it with a comfortable cushion.
This spring, the southwest is keeping its cool with refreshing shades of green, like this RealComfort Lido Patio Adirondack chair in durable, fade-resistant resin.
Paint an unfinished chair Behr Caribbean Green for a similar shade, and use the back of your brush to edge it with dots (We like Martha Stewart Living Popcorn for the dots; see center sample, below.) Whip up a matching pillow with a yard or two of Hampton Bay Dilma Fabric and sit back and relax!
Sunny yellow is a cheerful choice across the U.S., and it’s trendy in coastal homes and gardens this spring. Go for a resin Adirondack chair in banana (available in select stores; not shown online), or paint an unfinished chair like the one above in Glidden Sunbeam. Give the chair some “racing stripes” by painting the middle panel in Martha Stewart Living Mariner (see below) and each flanking panel in white. A Hampton Bay Sun Pillow keeps it casual and fun.
Beautiful blues are keeping Northeastern gardeners sitting pretty this year. Reflect the colors of the briny deep with RealComfort’s Sailor Blue Patio Adirondack Chair.
Do-it-yourselfers, toss in a durable Hampton Bay Jordan Stripe Pillow and paint stripes on the back of an unfinished Adirondack chair to match the red, green, and blue fabric. Paint the bottom and arm rails in solid Mariner by Martha Stewart Living.
Red is always popular, but right now, it’s red-hot in the Midwest. Go as red as you dare, from apple to barn-red, or burgundy to brick. Or skip the painting and take home a RealComfort Brickstone Red Patio Chair, made in the U.S.A. from high-quality, long-lasting resin.
For a customized look, paint an unfinished wooden Adirondack chair with Behr’s California Poppy (an 8-oz. sample helps you decide it’s the shade you want). Take your chair to the designer level by framing it with a black edge to echo the pattern on a Hampton Bay Sari Accent Pillow.
Credit: Home Depot Trend and Design Team
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