Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Project: Garden tables

It took me a while, but I finally finished my outdoor stacking tables. As I said in my projects post last week, I found them on a neighbor's curb awaiting trash pick-up. I drove by twice trying to get up the nerve to stop. Finally, I went home, picked up my hubby, and  took him to get the tables. Somehow it was less embarrassing with him along. I was the "get-away" driver, and he had to get out and put them in the back of our suv. We ended up getting those three tables, plus two more. One of which had a nice granite top, and was in good shape. I only had to clean it up before I put it on the back porch.

Here is what they looked like before. Very dirty with lots of rust.

It took quite a bit of scraping and sanding to get the tables ready to paint.

I couldn't remove the glass, so I had to cover it.

I decided to use textured paint, because even after the scraping and sanding the surface was not smooth. I bought two cans originally, but had to go back to Lowe's for another can.

The black turned out looking great.

I placed the two smaller tables next to the back door

and the largest one on the deck.

This project ended up costing about $14. Not bad for three tables. I like the way they are open on one side to slide plants or baskets underneath. I kept the small table available to move by a chair when needed.
On to the next project!

 I'm linked to the Spray Paint Party at Thrifty Decor Chick.

Somewhat Simple

Also, linked to Strut Your Stuff on Somewhat Simple.

Linked to Today's Thrifty Treasures Party at Southern Hospitality.


  1. They look great. It's amazing what a little spray paint can do. I love spray paint!

  2. Wow, they look brand new. I think it was worth all the extra work of scraping and taping off. I don't mind taking something from the trash to reuse because I figure it is better for the environment to reuse than fill up the landfills. From late spring to fall in our area, we have several 'big garbage' pick up days where the region will come along and take stuff they don't pick up with regular trash/recycling. Folks usually put stuff out a few days early and it is common for people to take stuff they could use.


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