So I almost didn’t share this makeover with you… I’m a little embarrassed and you will see why! I bought this vintage patio set about 12 years ago, it had no bottoms or back but I just loved it! Back then I painted the metal and I covered the seats in good quality outdoor fabric, but now they are way past needing an update… and yes, these yucky things have been sitting on my deck… so GROSS!
I think the nastiness on the back is a mixture of algae, mildew and bird crap! But other than that isn’t it a pretty set?
Here is the table, I just adore the leaf patterns in the iron work.
I put off updating this set up for way too long… now that we are in the process of a large move and I wanted to be sure to get this done before we moved (I really just think I didn’t want it touching the rest of our stuff)
So here is the much improved AFTER!
I sanded away any rust spots and sprayed the spots with a clean metal primer by Rustoleum. I then spray painted the whole set a satin black, it took about 4 cans but I got it done!
I LOVE this fabric I bought from Ufab, here in Richmond, it’s outdoor fabric and at about $25 a yard it better hold up for another 12 years! The colors work great for us as we have both blue and green in some of our other pieces.
I used the same fabric for the back of the seat cushions, I just found the flowers in the pattern and cut them out. Doesn’t the set look much more inviting?
Changing out the fabric on this set was pretty easy, I just had to remove a BUNCH of staples and I used the old fabric as a template for the new fabric. It took a while to sand and spray the set, but once I was done I was thrilled with the results. It’s like I have a whole new set for a fraction of the price. There is nothing like a move to get you motivated to finish the long put off projects right?
Thanks as always for stopping by…
Until next time!