If you have any sort of metal patio furniture, you know how easily and quickly it can turn from looking nice to looking kind of grungy. This happens especially quickly if you live by saltwater or in the North with wet, snowy winters!
I decided this year that one of my balconies needs some serious love and last week I started by painting the clay pots (see them here…). Thankfully it has finally warmed up and so this week I was able to start on the bigger pieces.
This metal IKEA table has been out there for a few years now and it was really starting to look tired… and not tired in a good, vintagey kind of way. Tired in an icky kind of way. So it was time for a makeover this week.
I have been eyeing this gorgeous Annie Sloan Chalk Paint colour called Chateau Grey for some time and this was the perfect opportunity to give it a whirl. It is a gorgeous, earthy green/grey that pairs beautifully with so many colours… especially blues.
To paint the metal table I started by giving it a thorough washing with some soap and water. You want to make sure all of the dirt and grime are removed. I would also recommend giving it a once-over with a wire brush if there is a lot of rust. That was all I needed to do for prep and this would be the same for any metal, outdoor furniture that you want to paint.
The table then got two coats of the Chateau Grey on all sides. You can see the underside of my table from the road when you are walking by so wanted to make sure it looked good from all angles LOL.
Annie Sloan chalk paint has no latex or acrylic in it so to finish off the table and protect the paint, I gave it two coats of Fusion Mineral Paint’s Tough Coat in Matte. The Tough Coat is the same product that I used on my bathroom counter over milk paint (see it here…) and it has held up incredibly well. Water just beads right up on it and it still looks great.
The little metal table looks so much better now and I am so glad I gave the Chateau Grey a try. Next up, the other large pieces and finishing touches.
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I want to also say a huge thank you to everyone who joined me on Facebook for my week of fun last week! I had such a great time with you all and the daily contests. Be sure to hop over and check it out because there is one more today that is open until Sunday!