Outdoor Furniture

Instructions

Is the upholstery on your patio furniture looking dirty and dingy? Here’s a great way to keep your cushions looking like new. Brush off any loose dirt. Use a sponge or soft bristle brush and one-quarter cup mild dish soap for a gallon of lukewarm water. Let the soapy water soak into the fabric, rinse it clean, and let your upholstery air-dry. Then, you’ll want to retreat your sun-resistant fabric with a water repellent spray finish. Two thin layers work much better than one heavy coat. So, use a light touch. Then, just kick back and enjoy the great outdoors.

Supplies
  • Bristle Brush
  • 1/4 cup Dish Soap Mixed with 1 Gallon of Water
  • Spray Bottle
  • Sponge
  • Water Repellent Spray Finish
Instructions

Are you looking for a way to make a romantic dinner for two, just a little bit more special? Here's how to create an elegant, private dinner table you can use indoors or out. Start with a folding card table, then add a round padded table top. Center it on the card table so it doesn't tip over. Cover the top with a floor length tablecloth, and you won't see the table legs. Add your place settings, and an eye-catching centerpiece. There you have it, an instant, elegant table for two. What could be more romantic? 

Supplies
  • Folding Card Table
  • Padded Table Top
  • Table Cloth (Floor Length)
  • Place Settings
  • Center Piece
The Back Story

It’s easy to take your style outside by transforming your patio or deck into an outdoor dining room. A simple card table and chairs can be used to create a traditional look. Dress your al fresco dining table with lighting and a pop of color. Keep your outdoor room private with a fence or a screen. And don’t forget to add a natural soundtrack to your outdoor space. A water feature creates soothing sounds that will help you and your guest relax. 

Meet the Guest Stars
Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @Antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

The Back Story

Is the upholstery on your patio furniture looking dirty and dingy? Here’s a great way to keep your cushions looking like new. Brush off any loose dirt. Use a sponge or soft bristle brush and one-quarter cup mild dish soap for a gallon of lukewarm water. Let the soapy water soak into the fabric, rinse it clean, and let your upholstery air-dry. Then, you’ll want to retreat your sun-resistant fabric with a water repellent spray finish. Two thin layers work much better than one heavy coat. So, use a light touch. Then, just kick back and enjoy the great outdoors. 

Meet the Guest Stars
Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @Antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

Instructions

Outdoor furniture is naturally beautiful and durable. I like the look of teak, don’t you? Here’s how to keep teak looking great year-round. First, decide how you want your teak to age. Teak naturally develops a silvery patina. You’ll need to seal your teak furniture if you want it to stay golden. Start by cleaning it once a year with a soft bristle brush, half dish soap, half warm water, rinse well. Tough stains may need a commercial teak cleaner. There are also cleaners that can restore your teak if it has turned gray. Then, you can apply sealer to protect the color and let the beauty of the wood shine through.

Supplies
  • Soft Bristle Brush
  • Dish Soap
  • Warm Water
  • Sealer
The Back Story

Outdoor furniture is naturally beautiful and durable. I like the look of teak, don’t you? Here’s how to keep teak looking great year-round. First, decide how you want your teak to age. Teak naturally develops a silvery patina. You’ll need to seal your teak furniture if you want it to stay golden. Start by cleaning it once a year with a soft bristle brush, half dish soap, half warm water, rinse well. Tough stains may need a commercial teak cleaner. There are also cleaners that can restore your teak if it has turned gray. Then, you can apply sealer to protect the color and let the beauty of the wood shine through. 

Meet the Guest Stars
Antonio Sabato, Jr. | @Antoniosabatojr

Antonio Sabato Jr. once overlooked Time Square from a 90-foot billboard dressed only in his Calvin Klein underwear.  The iconic fashion designer hired the actor to be the company’s first celebrity model since Mark Wahlberg and it was shot by famed photographer, Herb Ritts.  That combination caused a sensation when the photos appeared in every magazine and hundreds of billboards throughout the world. 

Since then, Antonio has had a long and varied career which most... (full profile)

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