Spring cleaning season is right around the corner. That means folks will be putting out their unwanted items for the garbage pick-up or selling them at garage sales. This is a bonanza for Small Budget Gardeners to acquirer second hand treasures that make your garden beautiful and unique. When it comes to painted patio furniture, don’t be in a hurry to strip and repaint. Some chipped and peeling pieces bear a most attractive patina as is, often lending a true shabby chic, but if refinished look just so-so. This example below shows how the combination of yellow and blue paint gives this mis-matched set top notch looks. If you want to spare the seat of your pants, spray clear acrylic sealer onto these surfaces to keep them more stable.