Painted Bistro Tables to Satisfy Your Craving for Color

If you visit the showrooms and websites of popular outdoor furniture stores, you’ll find no shortage of glass, aluminum, steel, and plastic. You’ll also come across a fair amount of cedar, acacia, and cypress wood. The colors will be shades of brown, grey, black, and white.

What you won’t see much is paint and color. Maybe that’s because neutrals are inoffensive and unlikely to provoke strong feelings. Maybe it’s because color fades and paint chips and flakes. Whatever the reason, it’s hard to find painted bistro tables. You’re much more likely to come across them in DIY features and before-and-after posts.

For example, here’s a fiery red bistro set that’s anything but unassuming. The color highlights the underlying ornamental design of the table and chairs. But you can’t buy this set anywhere—it was made over with paint from a spray can.

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For another take on paint, look at this elaborate mandala-inspired design. The clean organic lines and vibrant palette of purples and turquoise make for a striking centerpiece.


Of course, you could just let nature take its course and go with an elegantly rusted and pock-marked piece. The once-white table in this garden resonates with the moss and damp to give the space a timeless feel.

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But what to do if you don’t have the inclination to paint a bistro table yourself? Let EcoChic take care of that. We’ve sourced gorgeous fishing boat wood from Southeast Asia to construct teak furniture that will take your breath away. Behold the Teak for Two Bistro Table and Chairs.

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We challenge you to find anything else that compares. The colors are electric, the craquelure is unmatched, and you haven’t even run your hands over its mesmerizing texture yet. Here’s another glamour shot of Teak for Two in its element:

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Who knows how long it will take the rest of the world to discover the glories of boatwood for painted bistro tables. In the meantime, we’ll be here, singing its praises.

Megan Risdon

CEO EcoChic

Megan Risdon is the CEO of EcoChic Lifestyles. She was inspired to found the company when she discovered the possibilities for crafting art furniture from colorful fishing boat wood.