Sunday, July 10, 2011

Wrought Iron Makeover

This is a short post with few pictures.  When I was reviewing which
pictures I wanted to use, I was amazed that I had so few pictures for
so much work.  Anyways ~ here is my latest item to hit
the store.  These are the before pictures.  A wrought iron rocker . . .





and a matching end table.





I know you've all seen this style of outdoor furniture before ~ nothing new
and nothing out of the ordinary.  I also have a matching dining table with
four chairs that I'm working on this week.
After lots of sanding, an application of naval jelly and two coats of 
flat black Rustoleum,  they were looking almost new again.  
I found an outdoor fabric with bright red geraniums and a black
background at JoAnn Fabrics, that became the direction I
took the furniture.  I didn't get any pictures taken while the
furniture was still at my house, so here they are at the store.
 



 




I love this cheerful fabric and that it looks so great with the black wrought iron.





As I've been working on the table and chairs this weekend, I have found
myself starting to fall for this set of furniture.  It's all going off to the
store, but since I sold my wicker furniture at the store, and my
screened in porch is still empty, I'm secretly hoping it doesn't sell
and I can bring it home to live with me again.  Maybe I'll price it a little
higher than usual so nobody will want it.
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Linking with
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Dittle Dattle for Amaze Me Monday
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Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
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The House in the Roses for Show Off Your Cottage Monday
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Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece Monday
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19 comments:

Patti said...

Wow...looks brand new...and I love the cushion fabric, too
Stop over for a last chance to enter a vintage linen giveaway!

La said...

You did a fantastic job on this set, Cindy. I can understand why you'd like to bring it home to live with you.

I hope you are having a wonderful summer. La

Gone Country said...

You're so funny! But, I would price it high also if I wanted to keep it! They turned out great! I admire your creativity and talent in giving new life to forgotten items! You're quite inspiring!

Allison Shops said...

Pretty pieces. You did a great job transforming them.
Dropping by from Met Monday. I'll hope you'll come see the nursery I helped create for my first grandchild.

Allison
Atticmag

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

that really looks great!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

That is a fabulous makeover Cindy! I love how it turned out and the fabric that you chose to cover the cushions! I was in Worthington last night and went by the store and I was shocked to see Maple Lee gone! Oh my gosh, it had been there so many years! Thanks for sharing and I can understand why you would want to keep it!~Hugs, Patti

Sue said...

I'm always looking for wrought iron pieces, but never seem to find them. I like your color combination for the fabrics. :-) Sue

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...

Wonderful Makeover!Looks brand new!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love how you painted the wrought iron black! It looks great! The cushion and pillow make it picture perfect.

very-easy-version-of-cake-pops said...

gotta love a little paint!

Valeree said...

It looks so good now! Great job!

SavannahGranny said...

Love the wrought iron. It is especially nice in black. I am not sure I would have ever taken it to the store. That is is exactly why I don't need a store front, I would never have any inventory. Looks fab, love your choice of fabric. Ginger :)

acorn hollow said...

I can see why you would want to keep it. A very classic look in such beautiful colors. I love the florial with the plain. Thank you for your visit to acorn hollow.
Cathy

Pamela said...

Those turned out beautiful!!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

How very pretty, I love those colors !
You did a wonderful job.
~Jo

Gayle said...

Simply lovely! I would love to have them at my house!

abeachcottage said...

Great outdoor set. You did an amazing job, love the fabrics you used, so cheerful.

Gail said...

Black paint and crisp fabrics look like summer. Very pretty.

Kathy said...

Looks great! Love the style and the fabric! Great job!
Kathy

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