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Breakfast for one!

Left out in the trash, this bistro table and chair get a new life with Rust-Oleum gloss apple red and a vinyl tablecloth for the perfect setting for breakfast on the deck or patio.

There are times when you can be pleasantly surprised to find items in the trash (or a skip) that can so easily be given a new life. This ratty bistro table and chair is one of those. Left at the side of the road for the trash, the bistro table and chair were repurposed and upcycled into a wonderful table for one for breakfast on the patio or deck.

1. Assess the damage and decide what needs to be done before you start. That way you can pop down to your local Builders Warehouse to buy all the materials you need to start and finish the project.

2. To remove rust you can buy Rust-Oleum Rust Remover, or use steel wool to rub away the rust. Give furniture a good clean before you start spray painting, and clean up the surrounding areas.

3. Put down newspaper or a drop cloth where you will be working to protect the surrounding area.

4. For this table 2 coats of Rust-Oleum gloss apple red were applied to the base.There is no need for primer when you use this spray paint, as it is a primer and paint in one. Apply light even coats from a distance of about 30cm away, and let each coat dry before applying the next coat of spray paint.

5. For the tablecloth a circle was cut for the diameter of the table, plus an extra 20mm. A 100mm-wide strip was cut for the edging. The length of the strip was the outer circumference of the table plus an extra 20mm. The edge of the strip was given a scalloped design before attaching to the top using a sewing machine.


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