The previous owner left this black bistro furniture set. It was a little wobbly and some of the paint had chipped off but we knew it would be a quick, straightforward makeover. Ian tightened the bolts and I cleaned it with soapy water and a stiff brush – all the prep it needed.
I painted it with *Hammerite black gloss metal paint, which I had leftover from another project, and left it to dry overnight.
The following day, I gave the previously chipped areas a second coat. I didn’t fill in the chipped area prior to painting it, so that area is still visible, but for something that took about two hours to do, I’m pleased with the result. It’s much glossier than the original finish, as you can see on the photo below, but I like it.
Our garden has got a few seating areas and we haven’t yet decided where to put this bistro set. However, it is lightweight and therefore portable. We might even bring it inside into the conservatory over winter- we’ll see. We’ve got big plans for said conservatory. It leads off the existing dining room, a space far better suited to being a kitchen. Ultimately, planning-consent permitting, we want to remodel much of the ground floor of the house. But for now, I’m looking forward to eating breakfast on this bistro furniture on my days off.
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