Perfect timing, outdoors in Michigan – instant 90 plus degree heat! Boy, did we miss the pool scene this holiday weekend…
We were away last week on a much needed family sneak-away
prior to our trip the weather was blech mode, a cold wet Spring. I swear we came back and everything was lush and green, and seemed like everyone had their flowers in the ground!
It was nice being back for a week, only to roll into a sweet holiday weekend. I made a valiant attempt to get the yard in order – I planted flowers, and got the hubby to hang that cool Moroccan tin light fixture that I used to have hanging in my store
The nice thing about having paints and such on hand? It doesn’t matter WHAT color bracket your man comes home with! It wasn’t white for long 🙂
One of the DIY Videos I made with Shelby TV was transforming a wrought iron table/chair set from my childhood
It had made its rounds with my siblings, eventually no one had a need for it, so my mom gave it to me. It was looking it’s age, but my mom knew I could breathe new live into it, and find a new owner….
Which brings us to Episode 10 of the Shelby DIY Videos 🙂 As awkward as these videos were for me to tape, I look at them now and am very thankful for them!
Mom changed the fabric on the seat pads many times, I think the frame itself may even have been painted various shades of color. I wanted to give it more of a darker bronze finish. I started with Texture Basecoat by Caromal Colours as the first coat – an amazing paint I’ve used enough to know – it bonds to metal no problemo!
Watch the video, if this is something that interests you –
I used that same Textured Basecoat (Peppercorn) and bladed it through a stencil (Cherry Blossoms) . Using the thicker paint created an embossed stencil on the glass, and again, I’d used this paint enough times on glass to know it would hold up to wear and tear. Using thicker mediums requires adequate dry time, so after each stencil pass I had to wait hours before I could continue on with it’s allover pattern (patience is a virtue…)
The Textured Basecoat was the first coat, a metallic over that, a light sanding to pop some texture, then glaze and sealer…. the chair pads were boosted and recovered
and the allover design on the glass top was accented with various Decorative Foils , and easy process and oh so pretty –
This set was around when I was a kid, growing up in Riverview. It was the perfect size for the four seasons room off the back off our house. If I had a room like that present day, I’d have kept this set – instead it went to a lovely home that, no lie, had a four seasons room off their back! (I know because we delivered it to her!!)
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