Iron garden tables from the mid-20th century are easy to find at flea markets, but they often look plain. Give one instant style with a fresh coat of paint in a sunny shade and easy-to-install caning (no weaving required). This is also a simple way to unify outdoor accent tables that have different designs.
Cane-Top Table How-To
1. To spruce up the table's metal, sand it, then coat it with rust-resistant paint.
2. Have your local glazier cut two sheets of glass to fit inside the table frame. Cut a sheet of caning (available at specialty stores) to size, and sandwich it between the glass sheets; set in frame.
1/2-inch mesh cane webbing, from Cane & Basket Supply