The same carnauba paste wax that maintains a car's finish does a dynamite job on painted metal furniture. Once a season, apply an even coat with a damp terry cloth towel to furnishings; let dry, then lightly buff with a soft cotton rag. The wax will repel water, preventing rust, and also restore luster to dull paint
Haven't seen an ottoman you like yet? Then make one of your own! With just four apple crates, a square piece of plywood, some paint, fabric, and foam rubber, you can assemble an ottoman like this and get the satisfaction of knowing you built it yourself. Add casters to give the piece easy mobility.