How I Turned My Patio Table Into a Matching Set for New Bistro Chairs!

Berta Lily
by Berta Lily
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I found this STUNNING bistro chairs on sale at Target now that the season is coming to an end and I was absolutely in Love! I I would like to get a a rectangular or an oval table to match and have a two person bench on one side. But so far I haven't found something I like for my budget. Also, I plan on making the bench from epoxy resin (future project)!

So for the time being I wanted to updated my OLD patio table to match my NEW chairs.

The first thing I did was using paper canvas and painters tap to cover the glass top.

I did not need to sand the metal as it was already pretty rough, but if the piece is very shiny, a 80 grit sand paper can scuff up the surface enough for the paint to stick.

Since it was a circular table, it was hard not to go over with the tape so I used a razor to get a straight line on the perimeter.

I used Rustoleum Universal spray. To be honest, I have not found a particular spray paint I prefer, they all see pretty much the same to me. I would just make sure it says good for metal and indoor/outdoor.

I did two layer for working at a moderate speed to prevent dripping and waited an hour in between each coat.

I flipped the table upside down and taped up the bottom of the glass before spraying the legs

Looking good so far!

The final step was using clear UV resistant spray paint from Krylon. Since this piece is going to be outside, I wanted to make sure if would be protected from the sun and limit the wear as much as possible. I waited a full day before spraying the top coat.

Some spray paint did leach through the tape but it was pretty easy to remove with a razor blade.

Look at this BEAUT! I am really so happy with how it all came out! I think it looks like a complete set now. The paint was dry completely after 24 hours.

Now I feel like I am sitting on the French country side sipping my coffee in the mornings!

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