I received a phone call the other day about some garden furniture for sale. I have people asking me all the time to come by and take a look a one thing or another. They always end by saying "It will be perfect for your store!" I have seen some pretty interesting stuff...some of it is great...some of it is not so perfect for the store in my eyes. Well, last week I hit the mother lode!
The nicest couple invited me to their home and gave me the opportunity to buy some of the best garden antiques I have ever found. These four metal garden chairs are just a few of the things I was able to buy for the shop.
Below are the two blue chairs in front of the shop after being scrubbed down. I haven't done a thing to these except clean them off. The patina is amazing. The perfect blend of shades of blue with a little rust mixed in.
This is one of the hardest parts of having a shop...I want to keep all the really good stuff!
Below is one of the green chairs after a little elbow grease. If you look in the first picture these chairs are badly oxidized. My secret...a little Liquid Gold furniture polish. I love how it looks on metal - makes the color come back to life. Although, if you are planning to leave these outside I always recommend a fresh coat of wax - just be careful that you don't lose too much paint.