Metal Protector 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
Make your own shady spot! Use shower curtains & PVC pipes! Think of all the cute shower curtains they have out there! Could also spray paint the pipe! The comments in the link have many more good suggestions/ideas on how to make your own shady spot using different materials!