Make Over My Deck: Revamping the Patio Set

A couple of years ago, I really wanted a patio set so I went to my dad, who of course had 2 or 3 sets in the backyard!  (Don't ask.)  I picked out one that would need a makeover, but I was just glad to have a free set.  It was green and rusted in places, but overall a great set.  Finally, I decided to make it over.


Used a wire brush to knock off chipped pieces and scrape the rust.

I used this cheaper paint made by Valspar ($1/can) as a primer so I could use less of the more expensive paint.
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This is the paint used for the top coat.

Then I de-legged the table and sprayed that too.  This time I did cover the glass top to avoid overspray on the glass.  The little that did get on the glass, I promptly used the Goo Gone Paint Cleanup to get it off.  This time it worked because I used it soon after.


p.s.  Believe it or not, I have cushions already...and an umbrella.  I bought them on sale a few years ago.  Time to break them out!

Stay tuned,


  1. I absolutely love how that all turned out! Can't wait to see the cushions and umbrella with it. :)

  2. The set looks great, Libby! Good job!

  3. Looks great, Libby! I love their new look.

  4. looks like it's all ready to go! Great way to reusing what you already had

  5. It turned out so nicely! You are making such good progress.

  6. Fabulous! I love the way everything turned out, Libby :) Hugs to you!

  7. hi libby! it turned out great!!!! can't wait to see it complete with umbrella & cushions (aren't dads that have spare goodies just the best!) hugs to you my friend~

  8. Fantastic transformation! And you used your other spray paint lesson well! ;-)

  9. Awesome work! The set looks like brand new. I'm sure you will get a lot of use out of it. It looks perfect for entertaining.

  10. Your makeover looks great. Love the black. And yes I agree! Time to break out the cushions and umbrella. Looks like it will be a nice place to relax.


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