Last month, I bought this great children’s size metal folding table and two chairs, for $3 at a flea market. (Later I found this same set on eBay for $300, go figure)
It was its original metal color, but pretty rusty. So it went from flea market to my garage and finally! I had a free afternoon to give this set some loving.
It was a pretty basic process, I sanded down the rust, made sure there wasn’t any gunk built up in the corners, then started spray painting. It took several thins coats and about two cans of my robins egg blue Valspar spraypaint, but it ended up coming out so even that it was totally worth the extra time. Since I painted the top of the table as well, I took some enamel coating, leftover from another project, and did two coats of that on the table’s surface.
While that was drying, I measured out the seats, of the chairs, and then with cardboard as the base. I layered quilt batting and a white and blue Swiss dot cotton on top. I stapled the fabric to the bottom of the cardboard and then used super strength spray adhesive to attach them to the chair seats. Overall, I probably spent about $12 on this set.
But, the true test was of it met Nora’s approval… And it totally did! She loves it and, in turn, I feel like a bit of a superhero for being able to revamp something that she’ll enjoy for a long time.
Now Nora and I are off to go have a tea party! Have a lovely evening!