We have had this iron table in our family for years and years. It seems to travel around from parents to cousins and aunt and uncles. Whoever is in need of a table at the moment gets it. It has been at my house for about 10 years now. I have covered the cushions several times but this time it was in need of more than just a cushion change. I did know the only thing I didn’t want to change was the chippy paint on the iron portion.
The plywood seats had completely rotted away and the whole set was looking pretty sad. With the graduation party happening at our place I knew I needed to give it a quick makeover. The glass top broke several winters ago and I didn’t want to put the money into having new cut so I had hubby use tongue and groove siding that was left over from the house built to create a new top.
I headed off to JoAnn Fabrics and purchased some upholstery grade vinyl for the seats and chair backs. I love this stuff it is so easy to work with. Hubby cut out the new plywood seats, I reused the heavy foam and with my trusty stapler I had everything recovered in less than 3o minutes. Since I chose the check pattern I decided the easiest thing to paint and coordinate with the checks would be a BIG daisy. I grabbed 2 sample pots of Rustoleum paint one in bright yellow and one in bright white. I just freehanded the daisy (that required no skill at all) painted the yellow first and when that dried I added the white petals. I used a black sharpie to outline it all and gave it a quick spray of clear sealer to keep it waterproof. So for under $15 I transformed the ugly duckling table into a bright cheery daisy table. I don’t even mind using it now.