Up-Cycled Outdoor Coffee Table

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

outdoor table with plant

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

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

upside down metal table

It was seriously the perfect fit!

add table leaf to outdoor wire table

I painted the whole table light green, then taped-off stripes with Frog Tape and painted the stripes white. 

I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Versailles and Pure White.

taped off stripes on a table

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.

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Striped table with pin overlay

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

striped outdoor table with a planter

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

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

Outdoor table and sofa

This project was easy and looks beautiful!

striped outdoor table with a plant

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  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.

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

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

  4. Love it, stripes are my favorite :)

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

  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

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

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

  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

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

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

  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!

  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

  14. Of course it's fabulous Midas!


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