What I like most is that my customers loved the idea of integrating a sheet of this decorative aluminum, typically used for radiator covers, it can also be used in so many other ways! I did a post last year about a few ways I have used it HERE .
They really like the "2 tone" look and we decided to strip and stain the drawers, door, base and feet as they were in excellent condition. I ended up stripping the top too, just to get a perfect finish when spraying the lacquer.
Both Home Depot and Lowes carries this product. I happened to purchase this from Home Depot. It does come in 2 sized but naturally, I needed the larger, more expensive sheet. the 3x3' is $30.
I was too lazy to go find the metal cutter so I used my scissors, which worked just fine, although I am sure I totally ruined them:)
We used the existing back panel that was behind the original wicker as the backing for the sheet. I prefer to have a dark background for the aluminum so that you can see the detail.