While my mom and dad were visiting, we did a lot of garage sale-ing and Goodwill-ing. My dad convinced me to buy this set of 5 chairs at a garage sale. They were only $20. So I actually envisioned them painted with this:
Here they are. They were a really rusty gray color.
I sanded them down, and did not apply a primer (oops) My impatience did not let me!
Here is them now
Brand new patio set for about $50, including the chairs and the paint. Not bad!