A porch is essential to a home in the South. We fell in love with the sweet little porch on our 1950s bungalow when house hunting. The previous owners left a worn bistro table and set of chairs on the porch when they moved. Not wanting to have an empty porch, we left them there for two years. Over my staycation, I grabbed some paint and gave the table and chairs new life.
The table had a natural wood top, but was dried out, so I applied Zinsser Oil-Based Cover Stain to created a perfect canvas for the next coat of paint. I decide to paint the table and chairs the same emerald green, Olympic’s Painted Parrot, that my front door is painted. I let the latex paint dry over night before I tackled the legs the next morning. I used flat black Rust-Oleum paint which gave the table the perfect refresh. Note that the cover stain and Rust-Oleum are oil based and can make a bit more mess than latex paint, so be prepared.
Now my bistro table is the perfect place to enjoy my morning coffee and read my favorite magazine, Southern Living. (A big thanks to Southern Living for hosting the Southern Blog Society pool party and giving us all a copy of the mag!) The gorgeous ceramic berry bowl is by my friend Lindsay of Suite One Studio.