Painting Grandma's Patio set

OK not my grandma but somebody's grandma...

I had been looking for a mid-century patio set for the house. Like pretty much everyone, I love mid-century furniture but mid-century modern was not going to work with a very rustic house from the '20s.  

But mid-century furniture is not all about modern. Sub-styles of mid-century, that are NOT modernist, include ranch style (poorly named humble suburban homes), Hollywood Regency - tacky floral faux gold etc., and even mid-century Art Deco revival embodied in the disco era Xanadu movie.

Woodard was a brand famous for patio furniture from this era and now a search term that exemplifies what I was looking for. They made a range of metal outdoor furniture, from very modern to very old fashioned and floral. I was charmed by a set on an estate sale listing that was kinda halfway between floral and modern and I got on the lookout for a set with $300 as a goal for a good price. It seemed to be a pretty popular set at the time because I saw the set a few times online, and then ran across the exact set at an estate sale on Sunday (last day) so they wanted to get rid of it and were willing to let it go for $225. That's too good to say no for a matching, vintage set of four chairs and a table. I wanted to brighten them up so I ordered a six pack of large 15oz. cans of heavy duty blue enamel and got to work. 

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All done! Looks awesome I think. Paint is Rustoleum Professional High Performance (Industrial Strength) Enamel in some commercial blue color. I love this stuff. 15oz. cans ordered from HD online for about $33. You will need 6 150z. cans or about 7-8 regular 12oz cans.