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June 23, 2016

Vintage Patio Wrought Iron Mesh Nesting Tables

It's one of my favorite days of the month, Themed Furniture Makeover Day and the theme this month is Coastal.  Being a landlocked Canadian Prairie girl with dreams of one day living on the coast, you can bet I was more than excited about our theme this month!

When Mr. Frugalista brought home this trio of Mid Century Modern metal mesh furniture that had seen it's better days, my thoughts immediately went to colorful coastal furniture from the 50's.  After some elbow grease and a few cans of paint, I bring you my Vintage Patio Wrought Iron Mesh Nesting Tables with a coastal vibe!

MCM Metal Mesh Outdoor Nesting Tables

I so enjoyed that tall glass of lemonade after taking this picture.  Very refreshing during one of the few warm sunny days we've seen in June.

This is what the tables looked like before...

MCM Metal Mesh Nesting Tables Before Makeover

They definitely saw their better days but after a few coats of spray paint, they are ready for the beach!

White Aqua and Coral spray painted vintage nesting tables

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I used Rust-oleum Painter's Touch 2x Ultra Cover Paint & Primer spray paint on all three tables. Table number one is White Gloss, table number two is Coral Gloss, and table number three is Aqua Satin.

Gold Gilding Wax detail on Coastal Vintage Wrought Iron Nesting Tables

The feet and the darling circles on the legs were just begging for a little somethin'-somethin'.  Using Delicate Surface Paint Block Frog Tape, considering the tables were painted just hours prior, I masked around the legs in preparation for Gold Gilding Wax.

I simply rubbed the gilding wax over the paint with a clean lint free rag and buffed it out after letting it dry for around 30 minutes.

Gold gilding wax over coastal spray painted metal nesting tables

The following day after everything was dry, I protected the tables with Rust-oleum Painter's Touch 2x Ultra Cover in a Clear Matte finish, applying two coats.

Coastal look to MCM Wrought Iron Nesting Table Makeover

I really love the coastal vibe these tables now have and I'm thrilled with how the metal mesh tops look in these colors.  I've used the pretty White and Aqua spray paint color last summer when I repurposed a candleholder into a DIY Bistro Table and on wrought iron chairs I paired with the table to make a Bistro Table Set.

MCM Metal Mesh Nesting Tables for Patio, Balcony or Deck

Even when nestled together the colors still pop.

Coastal white coral and aqua metal nesting table makeover

Oh how I miss those lilacs and wish they, and these nesting tables, were sitting on a beach front patio that I called home on the Canadian West Coast.  A girl can dream, can't she!

I'd settle for a small deck on a mobile or an apartment balcony if it meant having a coastal home.

Vintage Patio Wrought Iron Mesh Nesting Tables Before and After

I can't wait to see what my talented friends in the DIY Furniture Girls group created for their Coastal furniture pieces.

Please pin directly from their blog post rather than the links below.

You'll find this project linked to these fabulous PARTIES.

A big Thank You to the following for featuring this project:

Hello Little Home    Hello Little Home

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