There’s not much better than a good flea market find revamping, which is what I am sharing with you today. This fantastic formica topped, chrome legged vintage table cost a whopping $19 at a local flea market. Why such a steal? There was some work to be done to reveal the beauty you see before you!
This was the state of the legs to start. I had never tried to remove rust from chrome. Off to the hardware store I went.
I found this Rust Stain Remover by Whink. It worked like a charm, and was just a few bucks. I just wiped the legs to get rid of any loose dirt with a damp cloth. I squirted a small amount of the Whink on the yellow side of the sponge, which I had dampened with water. Wipe it on the legs and scrub with green scouring side. Watch the rust vanish!
I cleaned the top of the table with countertop cleaner and the table was good to go. Now I needed seating.
I found these junky gold-ish metal chairs with perfect aqua, sparkly seat pads that would accent my red/aqua kitchen color scheme. I decided to spray paint them to match the chrome table legs. First step was removing the seat pads, which was simple with a pair of pliers. Phew!
I wiped the chairs down with a damp cloth and sprayed with primer.
After primer dried (about 15 minutes) I sprayed with the metallic silver, 3 light coats. When that dried, I replaced the pads to finish.
I am a little smitten on my flea market mix n’ match dinette set. It is perfect in my new kitchen, with all of its vintage charm. All off this cost about $60, spray paint included! Never bypass a good deal because of rust, or the wrong color. Use your imagination, and you can make it exactly what you want.