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August 18, 2015

DIY Bistro Set {From Candle Holder to Table}

In my post last Thursday I shared how I turned a candle holder into a bistro table using a Jigsaw for the Power Tool Challenge.  Today I'm sharing Bistro Chairs that I picked up for a song at a local auction and how I unified them with the now table to create a DIY Bistro Set.

DIYMetal Bistro Set from auction chairs and a metal candle holder

To see how I turned this Metal and Glass Hurricane Candle Holder...

DIY Bistro Table made from a metal candle holder

...into a Scalloped Table Top PRESS HERE.

The bistro chairs looked like this when I purchased them. The paint was a little chippy and the feet a little rusty and I could have left them as is.  But the look on the metal kitty said, "oh you mustn't".

Metal bistro chairs before makeover

...so I listened.

Metal Bistro Chairs After makeover

All three received a few coats of Rust-oleum Ultra Cover Paint & Primer Semi-Gloss in White.  They were also protected with Rust-oleum Semi-Gloss Sealer in a Clear finish.

Metal bistro chairs and a candle holder unified with white Rust-oleum spray paint

In my Candle Holder to Bistro Table post, I shared how I copied the pattern on the chair seats to the new Bistro Table Top.

Pattern on Bistro Chairs Repeated on DIY Scalloped Table Top

For a Summer vibe, I filled the glass hurricane with decorative sand and seashells.  The fun part about this table is that it can be changed out for the seasons!

DIY Scalloped Bistro Table with Glass Hurricane Underneath filled with sand and seashells

This would make a cute set on a covered stone patio or apartment balcony.

Bistro Set from a candle holder and auction chairs After

The wood on the seats is a laminate and wouldn't hold up well exposed to the elements.

DIY Bistro Set After painted with White and Aqua Rust-oleum spray paint

It could also be used indoors in a small kitchen or sun room.

Bistro Table and Chairs After Makeover

As much as I'd love to keep this set, it will be listed for sale soon.

Bistro Chairs and DIY Scalloped Bistro Table After


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