With all of my never ending ongoing projects, I seem to be running out of storage space. Year after year we keep shuffling around this rusty old wrought iron patio bistro set that I couldn’t bring myself to throw away after one of the chairs broke. Something finally clicked one day and I decided that it needed a little update. A little spray paint for a fresh look was the perfect fix and I can finally get it out of my garage. Sometimes you get tired of looking at things and you just have to do something about it right then. I’m sure you know the feeling. Today, I’ll spray paint an old wrought iron bistro set and mark it off my to-do list for good!
Here is the rusty old table and chair with the faded copper finish.
This set is probably 20 years old and the beautiful copper finish is way beyond a “patina” finish at this point.
My dad told me it didn’t look that bad. Oh yeah, here…look up close. It’s bad. Real bad.
I can’t believe it’s been sitting around for years looking like this and there was a simple fix. Why has it taken this long to do something about it? No more shuffling the set around the garage. We’re about to break out a can of my trusty oil rubbed bronze spray paint and go to town. After I brushed away some of the flaky rusty bits, it was time to paint. My spray paint of choice is the good old Rust-oleum stuff. It’s not expensive and it holds up well in the outdoor elements.
It’s not rocket science here. Shake and spray, shake and spray, repeat, repeat, repeat. Try not to spray your driveway like I did.
The chair is already looking MUCH better and we’ve just started. My rigged up paint walls are constantly moving around on me. I need one of those spray paint tents or something. Ughhh!
Here is the finished product. I think it looks a thousand times better. What do you think?? See how a little paint and and a few minutes can make something usable again? I couldn’t wait to have a sit down. I’ve seen sets like this in stores for over $100 and I have one that didn’t cost me a thing.
I’m really happy with the results and now it’s time to create a little bistro patio outside of my front door.
Never mind all the leaves. Don’t get me started on that yearly nightmare. I guess I can rest here and drink sweet tea while I’m out raking and mulching leaves for the umpteenth time over the last 6 weeks.
I scored this set of lit pumpkins at Sam’s for $5 on clearance. My fall mums came from Pike nursery. I love the tricolor mix in one pot.Pretty soon it will be time to decorate for Christmas, but I can enjoy this while it lasts.
Here is the furniture set with my summer ferns: