We were lucky enough to “inherit” a glass table when we moved into our house five years ago. Basically, the old homeowners left it in the back shed. It is functional, but so not pretty. Our old patio table needed a major refresh.
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The table itself is actually a mix of two patio tables that were mashed together. I had bought some inexpensive plastic chairs for our back deck, but I don’t really like these chairs. The nice thing is they do fold up flat, but if the kids try to get off of them, the chairs tip over. Needless to say, it is not good.
I have been on the hunt for some metal patio chairs through Craigslist for months, but nothing was showing up. About two weeks ago I was in Target and all the patio furniture was marked down for clearance. So, I picked up four metal chairs for $12.25 a piece! If you have ever tried to buy patio chairs (especially metal ones) you know this is a good deal. They are a plain black satin finish.
Now that I had my chairs I could finally redo the table to match. I got some Ace Rust Stop Spray paint in black satin. I took apart the table – it has two separate pieces – the bottom part with the legs and the top part with the glass.
With the help of my husband, we removed the glass and I spray painted each piece. It actually only took one can of spray paint to do both pieces.
Since this piece was so old, the plastic pieces that hold the glass into the metal rim were cracked and broken – not at all salvageable. So I went on the hunt to find replacement pieces. They are called “table rim clips”. The original ones I purchased are no longer available, but I found similar ones here.
Once the table was put back together, it looked so much better – almost like a brand new table!
I always love a good before and after.
I am really happy with the way it turned out. The table itself cost less than $10 to redo (the cost of spray paint and the rim clips).
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