Monday, June 04, 2007

Rustoleum Anodized Bronze

The table that came with my yard sale chairs was too small for the dining room. Today I sprayed the table with Rustoleum paint in anodized bronze, one of my favorite furniture fix-ups. My mom found this pewter-colored chair set ($5 total) last fall. We didn't have a place to sit after selling our patio furniture to our last homebuyer! Now they're a perfect match.

11 comments:

devildogwife said...

Very nice! It makes a beautiful set.

thehomespunheart said...

This is great! You consistently inspire me to pursue great deals and I am hoping to figure out more about the garage sales around here. They are hard to find and not shopper-friendly...we'll see!

Christy said...

Wow! I'm drooling! We're looking for an outdoor set so we can start eating breakfast and supper outside in this beautiful weather and watch our potted vegetables and flowers grow.

It's a Mom Thing said...

I'm telling you, Meredith, the MOJO goes wherever you go!!! That makes a beautiful outdoor set!

I just bought a wrought iron table and chair set for my porch for $50. It needs new paint. I bought black, but may take it back and swap it for the bronze. Also, how many bottles of spray paint do you usually use? And have you found better prices at a specific store or just wherever?

Thanks!

Amy said...

I love that bronze paint! It makes updating everything such a breeze. What a great outdoor set you have now! I love it!

Cheryl (Copper's Wife) said...

I love the way you re-purpose and re-use things!!! I am so inspired by what you are able to find at thrift stores and yard sales, and then paint or change somehow to meet your family's needs! The new dining room chairs and the new patio set are a wonderful example. Well done!

Meredith said...

Thanks!

Miriam, I would stick with black unless you are trying to paint a very modern set or are matching the set to something else that's gray. I prefer flat (or semi flat) black for patio furniture because it most closely resembles natural wrought iron. Later, if you buy anything that IS unpainted wrought iron, you won't have to repaint it all over again.

I'm going to do a whole post on spray paint now because I've picked up a few tips on buying it. Check above.

It's a Mom Thing said...

Thanks!

Donna said...

As good as any set in the store...wait, even better because it's a unique, custom color.

Cindee said...

I have a question! I have an outdoor set that is starting to rust and I want to paint it, the problem is it has plastic lattice strips for the seat and back, like the ones in your picture. How do I paint it without painting those too? Any tips?

Meredith said...

Cindee, sorry it took me so long to spot your question!

I did not paint the chairs--I painted the table to match the chairs.

However, they will need painting some day. I see 3 ways to do it, if you can't remove the webbing to paint:
1. Mask off the webbed portion and spray paint only the legs and arms.
2. Use a brush so you can carefully get between the webbing.
3. Use one of the new Krylon Fusion spray paints, which are designed to cover plastic and vinyl, in addition to metal.