About six years ago I was in our local DI - a favorite thrift store in this neck of the woods - and I found a wrought iron bistro set. What a score! It was $40 and HEAVY. It started out being dark green. A couple of years later during the shabby chic era, I painted it off-white and shabbied (?) it up a bit with black. Now - today I sprayed it yellow and it looks so much better! I purchased an umbrella lots of years ago while living in Las Vegas and they are the perfect couple.