Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Remember when I posted this...

Remember when I posted this...

French Bistro Set  FREE


                 Well I sanded it down and painted it an off  white.
                     Nothing fancy , just paint that I had on hand.
                             Sanded some more .....

                  Well are you ready for the after...I know you are....
                                         So here goes.

                                         My first attempt .  Too  white.....

                                      So I sanded some more
                     and painted on  a gray mixture (black and white)

                      I'm much happier with the way it  turned out.
                Now my only dilemma is where is it going to stay.

                              Here out  front in the hot sun
              (that will help with the aging and help the paint to chip)
                                   or on the back covered sun porch
                                              or on the back deck......

                              Have a great week!


I hope you will join me at these parties
I'm linking up with:Met Monday BNOAP
The House of Roses 

Coastal Charm
Boogie Board Cottage
A StrollThru Life
No Minimalist Here
The Shabby Nest
Savvy Southern Style
Faded Charm WED
Rooted in Thyme
the 1929 Charmer
French Country Cottage
Common ground
My Romantic Home
From my Front Porch to Yours 
Miss Mustard Seed, Furniture Feature Fri



  1. Linda that turned out great!! I would put it in a shaded area so you can enjoy it more.

  2. It looks wonderful! I'd love to find one like your set.
    Thanks for sharing @ Knick of Time Tuesday.


  3. Linda, it looks great! If you are having a problem with finding a place for your beautiful treasure there you can send it to me....LOL! Enjoy your evening, Gail

  4. It looks wonderful now, Linda! You gave that bistro set a second life!

  5. Linda, the bistro set looks fantastic! I love it! You will enjoy the set so much this summer.

  6. It turned out beautifully. I would probably put it in the shade cause I usualy want to sit in the shade with a cool drink after doing yard work:):) XO, Pinky I am new to your blog!

  7. Perfect! Why that is the most perfect a bistro set could be...Free and painted to perfection. Enjoy ...but most certainly in the shade!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  8. So, so pretty!! You did a wonderful job transforming this bistro set. It will be a lovely place for summer dining now. :)

  9. I love it both colors, Linda! Great job ~ lucky you getting a free set! It's such a cute little set, you could probably move it around as your mood strikes.

  10. Just gorgeous ~ I've always loved french bistro sets. You did a fantastic job!

  11. Hi Linda,

    Your bistro set looks fantastic!


  12. I like the final finish that you put on your cute bistro set- I agree with you that the first color may have been too white! I'm sure you'll enjoy it wherever you put it out in the yard. Visiting from Sherry's party. :-) Sue

  13. Hi Linda: I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, a new GFC friend. I would it if you stop by and be my friend, too.
    Amazing transformation! I love it. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Wow!!! You are amazing!
    Following you back!

  15. Score! What an awesome set. It looks fantastic!

  16. Oh you're so lucky to have a cute set like that! I know you will find the perfect place for it and enjoy it this summer. The paint job you gave it looks great.

  17. oh, my, how lucky to find this cute set for free!! i just found a set, and still need to paint it--yours looks lovely!

  18. Bistro sets are so charming. I love using them on the porch.
    Mary Alice

  19. It turned out perfect. I wish I had the space in my garden for a bistro set because they are just too cute!

  20. Hi! Your French bistro set looks amazing - I've always wanted one, even a chair would do! I'm your newest follower and I would love it if you could stop by my blog sometime too. Have a great day :)
    Cas x

  21. Where ever you put your lovely bistro set it will look great!

  22. Looks adorable! Great job!

  23. So very pleased to meet you, I may visiting via Common Ground. Thanks so much for sharing, I will follow on my way out so I know the path back to your special place. I hope you will find the time to come visit me soon and do the same. I look forward to supporting and engaging together. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  24. LOVE your bistro set!!! Thanx for sharing at THT!

  25. What a find!! I love what you did with it, it is perfect now! I wish I could find one like that. Thanks for sharing, visiting from FNF.


  26. Fantastic! I love the way this turned out. It's so pretty!

  27. It looks wonderful. I love the new color and the bistro set is fabulous!

  28. The bristo table looks wonderful. Never stops amazing what a little elbow grease and paint can transform. I found your blog from Met Monday and am a new follower. Off to poke around your blog.

  29. It looks great. You should put it where you can enjoy it most often, I think.

  30. Linda,
    Wherever you put this bistro set it is stunning! Enjoy mornings with coffee and afetrnoons with lemonade or iced tea!

  31. the grey color is great and the price is right for sure....

  32. It looks fantastic now. You did an amazing job!

  33. Such a cute Bistro set and I love your new color. I think it is perfect just about anywhere. How fun. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

  34. That is so pretty! I just love it. What a lovely way to decorate outside.

  35. I love this! It turned out so good. You really put it together well too. Love the whole post.
    Everyone is posting about their patio's...you know you are motivating us to find a little table
    somewhere and get busy painting and decorating...outside!

  36. Just beautiful linda! Free is Wheeeeee!
    Sparkly Hugs,
    Tobi and the Pixies