Vintage Coastal Wrought Iron Nesting Tables Makeover

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 style.



I knew with very little effort they could be refreshed with a fun vintage coastal wrought iron nesting tables makeover in bold retro 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 Coastal Wrought Iron Nesting Tables Makeover

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 but with a fun bold coastal vibe 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 painted wrought iron 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.

What You'll Need To Make It

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Supply List

White Gloss Spray Paint
Coral Spray Paint
Aqua Spray Paint
Gold Gilding Wax
Clear Coat Spray Paint
Delicate Surface Frog Tape



How To Give Wrought Iron Nesting Tables A Makeover

The most difficult part of this wrought iron nesting tables makeover is prepping them for paint, and that was fairly easy!



Prep Metal Nesting Tables For Paint

The first thing I did was lightly sand the tables with a 150-grit sanding pad to remove any chipping paint. Next, I cleaned the tables with warm soapy water and a damp microfibre cloth and let them dry.



Painting Wrought Iron Nesting Tables

Each table was spray-painted with two coats of paint in bright bold retro coastal colors. The largest nesting table is spray-painted with a bright glossy neutral white color for the bolder colors to nestle underneath.



The middle table is spray-painted with a pretty Coral gloss and the smallest table in a bold Aqua color. 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.

Retro Gold Accent Color

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



Instead of spray painting the gold accent color, I used Gold Gilding Wax applied with my finger and let it dry for about thirty 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.



Protecting Painted Wrought Iron Nesting Tables

The following day after everything was dry, I sprayed the tables with two coats of clear coat spray paint to protect the fresh paint 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 retro coastal vibe of these wrought iron nesting tables. Whether you have a coastal home, lake cottage, or backyard pool, these tables would make such a fun statement. But if you are 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, and Wrought Iron Plant Stand, and I couldn't resist using it on this Mid Century Coppercraft Mirror too.



Thanks for stopping by the Interior Frugalista today! I hope you were inspired by the coastal wrought iron nesting table makeover.



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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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Comments

  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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