Vintage Retro Coastal Wrought Iron Nesting Tables

Do you remember the bright bold colors of 1950s coastal furniture? When Mr. Frugalista brought home a set of vintage metal nesting tables, my thoughts immediately went to the popular mid-century modern outdoor furniture.



I knew with very little effort the tables could be refreshed into vintage retro coastal wrought iron nesting tables in fun bold mid-century modern colors.



How to quickly and easily refresh vintage wrought iron mesh nesting tables in bright bold retro colors reminiscent of 1950s coastal outdoor furniture.

Retro 1950s Style Coastal Nesting Tables

Today is another Themed Furniture Makeover Day challenge and this month the theme is Coastal. Being a landlocked Canadian prairie girl with dreams of one day living near water, I was more than excited about our theme this month.



Here's where I started with these decorative mesh metal nesting tables that had seen their better days.



How to quickly and easily refresh vintage wrought iron mesh nesting tables in bright bold retro colors reminiscent of 1950s coastal outdoor furniture.

It was so quick and easy to redeem them to their formal glory in fun bold colors perfect for a beach home or lake cottage.



How to quickly and easily refresh vintage wrought iron mesh nesting tables in bright bold retro colors reminiscent of 1950s coastal outdoor furniture.

Don't these pretty colors make you happy? I'm dating myself but they take me right back to my childhood.



How to quickly and easily refresh vintage wrought iron mesh nesting tables in bright bold retro colors reminiscent of 1950s coastal outdoor furniture.

Even when the nesting tables are stacked, the colors still pop. They would look fabulous indoors in a mid-century-style home or outdoors on a poolside patio.



How to quickly and easily refresh vintage wrought iron mesh nesting tables in bright bold retro colors reminiscent of 1950s coastal outdoor furniture.

Here's How I Did It

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Each table was spray-painted with three coats of paint in different colors. The largest nesting table is spray-painted White Gloss, the middle table is Coral Gloss, and the smallest table is Aqua Satin. Can't get much easier than that!



How to quickly and easily refresh vintage wrought iron mesh nesting tables in bright bold retro colors reminiscent of 1950s coastal outdoor furniture.

The feet and the circle detail on the legs were just begging for some retro glam. Considering the tables were just painted hours prior, I used Delicate Surface Frog Tape to mask around the circles and the legs to protect the fresh paint.



Instead of spray paint, I used Gold Gilding Wax applied with my finger and let it dry for about 30 minutes before buffing it with a lint-free rag. I didn't have any on hand but you could use a bright gold spray paint instead.



The following day after everything was dry, I sprayed the tables with two coats of clear coat to protect the finish.



How to quickly and easily refresh vintage wrought iron mesh nesting tables in bright bold retro colors reminiscent of 1950s coastal outdoor furniture.

I'm swooning over the new retro coastal vibe of these tables now. Whether you have a coastal home, lake cottage, or backyard pool, these tables would make such a fun statement. But if you're landlocked like me, these bring the coast to your deck, patio, or balcony in the Summer.



How to quickly and easily refresh vintage wrought iron mesh nesting tables in bright bold retro colors reminiscent of 1950s coastal outdoor furniture.

I'm not going to lie, that tall glass of lemonade didn't last long after taking this picture. So refreshing on one of the warmest days we've seen this June.



I loved the aqua spray paint color so much that I used it on this DIY Bistro Table, Wrought Iron Plant Stand, and Mid Century Coppercraft Mirror.



Thanks for stopping by the Interior Frugalista today! I hope you were inspired by these refreshed wrought iron nesting tables.



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Now let's see the coastal furniture makeovers my talented friends in the DIY Furniture Girls group created for our challenge this month.




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  1. What cool tables. And, I love the colors you chose!

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  2. Thanks Virginia, those tables were just begging for color!

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  3. These were a great find and a great looking makeover. Love the colors you picked.

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    1. Thank you Donna! I did the happy dance when my husband came home with these tables.

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  4. Marie, these nesting tables just make me giddy! I always learn something about painting/refinishing furniture when I pop over here. Pinning! Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Turn About!

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    1. So glad the happy colors of these nesting tables with you giddy, Crissy, because they sure make me giddy. All those old tables needed was some personality!

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  5. Stunning transformation from sad to fabulous. I love the colors you used.
    Have a great week,
    Kippi

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    1. Thank you so much Kippi! The colors just make me happy! Hope your week has been a good one 😊

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