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. .