DIY: Restore Cast Iron Furniture

I recently found an Antique Cast Iron Chair and a matching Vintage Cast Aluminum Side Table with adjustable legs. What I love about this tiny set is the fact that it has a Grapevine pattern similar to an Antique Victorian Cast Iron set I own (read about it here). The set was weathered, the paint was flaking and chipping. As expected, there was some mild surface rust and wear especially on the chair.

Vintage Cast Aluminum Side Table.

Vintage Cast Aluminum Side Table.

Vintage Cast Aluminum Side Table.

Vintage Cast Aluminum Side Table.

The side table has three legs with the pattern of a Phoenix head at the top and claw foot at the base.

Vintage Cast Aluminum Side Table.

Vintage Cast Aluminum Side Table.

Though time consuming, the restoring process is simple.
We started by removing the rusted and flaking areas with a wire brush. Once that was done, we washed the set with soap and water to rid it of any debris and to ensure that the paint sticks to it. We let it dry and applied spray primer to seal the metal surface and prevent future rusting and finally, we spray painted it.

Vintage Cast Iron Chair.

Antique Cast Iron Chair.

Vintage Cast Iron Chair.

Antique Cast Iron Chair.

Now restored, the set will make a great addition to the rest of the collection. It was an exciting finishing project we all were eager to get our hands on.

Vintage Cast Iron Chair and Cast Aluminum Side Table.

Antique Cast Iron Chair and Vintage Cast Aluminum Side Table.

This was a fun project and we are looking forward to the next one.



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