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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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. .