I decided earlier this spring that my old wrought iron table needed a makeover. Purchased at least 8 – 10 years ago, it came without a glass tabletop. When I bought the table, the wrought iron was white and a new glass top was the first thing I replaced to make it useable. Then I went bold, or at least bold for my conservative personality, and painted it a bright green.
The table stayed green for about 4 – 5 years and then I painted it a classic black, keeping the same bright green cushions. Here it is before Christmas, decorated with pines and dried hydrangea.
I thought about moving the table off of the deck, since it’s often too hot in the summer to eat on the deck. I usually opt instead for the table on the screened porch, under cover and free of bugs.
I was thinking about making a simple wood table or looking for an old one. I decided in the end it was more cost effective to give the old wrought iron table one more makeover. It was time to bring it into 2020.
The glass was removed and stored in the shed, and the wrought iron table received a fresh coat of black spray paint. To bring it up to date, I made it a new wood table top out of treated decking wood.
Wood and black iron make for a nice marriage.
The best part is I moved the table off of the deck, and to the back of the yard in the new rose garden.
I bought four new chairs from Target to continue the update.
The table and chairs sit between the new rose garden and a large spruce tree, slated to be taken down. I’ve been waiting since last November to have the tree removed since it is 100-feet tall and leaning. But taking it down is contingent on the ground being hard enough to bring in the heavy equipment and cherry picker without destroying the lawn. We planned for it to come down in mid winter, but what we didn’t plan for was such a warm winter that the ground never froze. Now, we’re waiting for a drought.
Once the spruce is removed, I’ll lay an inexpensive paver patio in its place to keep the legs of the table and chairs from sinking into the dirt. Then everything will be moved further back under the shade of the maple trees. But for now, the spruce tree provides shade and once the rose garden is in bloom, it will provide beauty and fragrance.
I see myself spending a lot of time back here. It’s the perfect place for reading a book, working from home, having a meal, arranging flowers, or just taking time to smell the roses.