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!
This is what the tables looked like before...
They definitely saw their better days but after a few coats of spray paint, they are ready for the beach!
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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.
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.
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.
Even when nestled together the colors still pop.
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.
I can't wait to see what my talented friends in the DIY Furniture Girls group created for their Coastal furniture pieces.
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