Sunday, May 20, 2012

The $5 Wrought Iron Lawn Furniture Set is Finished

You may recall this set of two chairs, a loveseat and small table I picked up cheap at a recent estate/yard sale.

Here's what the set looked like when I found it.  Plenty of surface rust and missing or chipped paint.  I put the wire wheel on my power drill and cleaned up the worst areas, then primed everything.




And here's how it looks now with new yellow paint.







I used about 4 cans each of Rustoleum primer and paint, and the set probably took about six hours to clean up, prime, and paint, including drying time.

16 comments:

  1. It looks SO amazing, I love it! Great job!!! Now, will you come re-do my old lawn furniture??? :)

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    1. Let's shoot for February when I am freezing here!

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  2. What a beautiful job you did! That is a set to be really proud of.

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  3. I love the yellow ! Great choice.

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    1. Thanks Hannah, it was between yellow and red

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  4. your home is very personal to you is why you Modern Furniture for home fits this wish. Our house is often a reflection of our personality, our likes and our love.

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  5. Ooh, nice transformation! We were going to refinish the picnic table and benches that came with our ranch house, but sadly we discovered it was far too rotten to make it worthwhile.

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    1. Sometimes you just have to move on - I wouldn't have dragged these pieces home if they were in worse shape

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  6. I love fresh paint on metal Lawn Chairs! Yours look great. I need to start repainting some of mine at the Casablanca, but we've been saving the "general funds" for the Dinning room addition!

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  7. We have this same exact set with a similar story! The yellow is beautiful! We went with a primer red- matches our redwood ranch. I didn't even sand them down first, just washed them off and primed them. After seeing yours, I'm wondering if I should give these some pop, and paint them a fun color! Hmmmm.....

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  8. This looks great! What color yellow did you use?

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