Faux Aged Iron Patio Furniture

Courtney of Sweet C’s Designs had some ugly black metal patio furniture that she really didn’t love.  “This ugly furniture was in my “to trash” pile, when  I hit up an antique store in Fort Collins and I grabbed some gorgeous aged iron planters that I absolutely adored,” she says.  “I decided I could try to make the furniture match the aged iron.”

Sweet C's Designs patio furniture before

To give her metal patio furniture a faux aged iron look, Courtney started by layering two colors of green spray paint (shades of mint and blue green) onto the pieces.  After the paint had dried for a little while, she used a sanding sponge to rub through the colored paint and let the black underneath show through in a few places.  It only took a few minutes of effort to get an exact match to the antique planters!  I love the look that Courtney achieved.

Sweet C's Designs patio furniture after

Get all the details on this faux aged iron finish at Sweet C’s Designs.


  1. Ooh, I LOVE that!! I need to hit up some garage sales and see if I can find something similar!

  2. Thanks for the feature! It is so easy to do… and you can find cheap black furniture everywhere!

    • You’ve definitely got a lot of people excited! I predict a run on black patio furniture this week.

  3. Great transformation!! I love how it looks :)

    xo, Tanya

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  5. Wow!!! Chairs are really awesome. It is great to have iron patio furniture like these chairs. Please provide more information about colors, design, price and where to buy etc. Thanks!

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