Monday, July 29, 2013

Outdoor Coffee Table

I sat on my deck looking at the ugly black
wrought iron coffee table in front of me... 


I thought about how much I didn't like it and 
I decided to get up and do something about it right now!



I went down to the basement where I keep the
things I pick up on the side of the road but don't know
what to do with pile.

In that pile was a table leaf that was exactly the right size.
That is how I know that things are meant to be...

I flipped the table over onto the table leaf 
and screwed them together.


It was seriously the perfect fit!


I painted the whole table light green, then taped off 
stripes and painted the stripes white.
I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Versailles and Pure White.


When the paint dried I sanded the table with very 
fine sandpaper to make it very smooth. I sanded
extra hard in several places to give it a worn look.


 I gave the table 2 coats of Polycrylic for protection. 

This table is under a canopy but the varnish will keep it 
protected from the elements and from stains. 


Several hours later I had an awesome new outdoor coffee table.

Now I can sit back down and find something else to re-do.


This project was easy and just meant to be!



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15 comments:

  1. I LOVE it, Susan! Love the colors and the stripes! I always say things are meant to me when they work so well together, too. That table leaf really worked out well for this project.

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  2. Your table looks great Susan, just beautiful with the stripes!

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  3. Very nice! I'd love to see your stash of projects to be!

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  4. Love it, stripes are my favorite :)
    Debbie

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  5. Beautiful! I love the colors you chose. Another great project!! Lesa

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  6. Wow - great project! I think I will have to stop and pick up odd pieces of wood when I see them now...

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  7. Awesome transformation! Love the colors and the stripes!!

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  8. You did an awesome job on this outdoor table! Love it!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  9. WoW! That was like project destiny or something! What a great match. Will the poly really protect it outside- that is incredible! Thanks for the tip.
    xo Becca

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  10. I love your idea AND how it turned out!
    Eilis
    my heart lives here

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  11. Lovely makeover!! Great thinking...again :)

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  12. I am so impressed! I have an "extra" table leaf in my garage, and I was thinking of putting it in the burn pile ;-) You may have guilted me into saving it!

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  13. What a great table and I love your new redo. Perfect idea with the stripes. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  14. Divine! What a clever use for an extra leaf...I happen to have a couple in my garage as well. Now to keep my eyes open for a great base to pair it with. Your make over is beautiful and those stripes are right on the money. Looks like a high end piece from Pottery Barn or Ballard. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  15. Of course it's fabulous Midas!
    Bliss

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