Outdoor DIY Sun Loungers

Outdoor DIY Sun Loungers
Outdoor DIY Sun Loungers
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It doesn't get much better than lounging in the sun on a warm summer day with a drink by your side. This Outdoor DIY Sun Loungers project shows how you can upcycle some old hunting chairs into cute DIY outdoor chairs. Use this project as inspiration for your own comfortable outdoor seating project. With some spray paint and new seat covers, these hunting chairs are totally transformed from dirty, plain looking hunting chairs to vibrant, fun lounging chairs. Check out this project to learn how to revamp chairs.

Note from the designer: "Finding these old goose hunting chairs in our barn my brain immediately started working on how I could make them useful for us! They just screamed for a fun makeover so I transformed them into sun loungers for our backyard! We love our backyard sun loungers, they're so comfortable the only complaint is that once you get down there you don't ever want to get back up!"

Estimated Cost$21-$30

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsFabric, Paint

Primary TechniqueRepurposing



Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Rustoleum outdoor spray paint
  • Outdoor table cloths (or any outdoor fabric would do)
  • Outdoor twine (or any outdoor rope would work fine)
  • Old goose hunting chairs

DIY Project Instructions


  1. After cutting off the old fabric I scrubbed the steel frames down with steel wool and cleaned them fully.

  2. One coat of Rustoleum spray paint was all that was needed to fully cover the frames.

  3. I covered the seats and backs with twine by running it back and foreth a thousand times to create a tough and durable structure that would be comfortable.

  4. To hide the seats and backs I used outdoor table cloths cut to size (and then doubled over for strength) and tied in the backs. So easy and so cute!

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