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. .

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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