While dreaming and waiting, I decided to paint an old bistro set I've had for the past 15 years or so. It is a good, solid set from Crate & Barrel but over the years the gray paint has become a bit stained, rusted and tired looking.
On a whim, I decided to paint it. I lightly sanded it, scrubbed it, let it dry and then commenced painting it..... bright red! My son remarked it now looked a bit plasticky.
But I love it.
As you can see in my final photo, I still need to do some touch up painting, as well as a second coat.