A Better Bistro set

You may have noticed that some of my blog photos recently have been without snow in the background.
That’s because the whole Fan-damily headed to the Sunny South to spend some quality time with Nana and Papa. 

(and perhaps to catch a few rays.)

My Mom and I were surfing through magazines one day and she came across this photo from Grandinroad:


Not my style, but cute.

She remembered that she had a small bistro set in her garage that wasn’t being used that could possibly use a makeover.

I don’t think I waited 5 minutes before searching out her set to see what we could do.



It looks like bamboo, but it’s really metal.

I removed the cushions for a good wash-down, and wiped down all of the metal on the set itself.


My Mom chose Rustoleum’s “Seaside” in gloss (3 cans) and I was off!


A couple of coats of paint and some time to cure and check this out:


THIS is my style.

The turquoise colour looks so good with the off-white cushions.

Doesn’t it just make you want to sit outside with a paper and a drink and watch the world go by?

Well, maybe in a few months….



Have a great one!

Linked to:

Between Naps on the Porch
Miss Mustard Seed

2015-05-04T13:26:23-04:00February 16th, 2014|BEFORE & AFTER, DECOR, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|3 Comments


  1. the cape on the corner March 3, 2014 at 12:38 am - Reply

    that looks great, all refreshed like that, but I especially like the bamboo look. how interesting!

    • Shelly March 3, 2014 at 2:13 pm - Reply

      It was a great find – and the bright colour combo has me pining for summer mornings on the patio.
      Thanks for checking it out!

  2. 100 Things 2 Do – Bistro Set April 18, 2015 at 2:00 am - Reply

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