August 19, 2013

Outdoor Metal Patio Table Makeover

Listen- I know that outdoor furniture shopping can be more than a little bit annoying. I mean, you want to get something cool, but who wants to pay the same price for your outdoor couch as you did for your indoor couch?? I mean, unless you bring in your outdoor furniture into your house to use the winter, you’re just not going to get your money’s worth. So when I started looking for a new outdoor table this summer, I wanted to find something inexpensive that I could add a little personality to.

I found the answer to my patio prayers at a vintage shop a few weeks into my search. I probably would have normally passed right by this plain little white metal table, but since I was looking for a blank canvas to transform, I knew it would be perfect.

Once I sanded down a few rusty spots and wiped the table down, I used a white Rust-oleum spray paint to freshen up the existing white paint.

Once the paint was dry, I marked out my pattern with a pencil and taped off the areas I wanted to stay white with painter’s tape.

Once the pattern was taped, I used Rust-oleaum spray paint in Seaside to cover the entire top of the table and let the paint fully dry.

Once the paint was dry, I slowly and carefully peeled off the tape layers to reveal my pattern underneath. Hooray!This project was so easy that I think I’m going to change up the pattern each year to match whatever color palette I’m into that season. It’s certainly one of the easiest ways to add a big color splash to our outdoor space. Think you’ll be doing a little table painting of your own?


12 thoughts on “Outdoor Metal Patio Table Makeover

  1. Monica

    I love it! The color is perfect for an outdoor patio table. It’s like a table you would find at a trendy, unique furniture store in NYC! Great DIY 🙂


  2. Megan

    I would be so afraid of accidentally getting the lines crooked, haha. The finished table looks beautiful, though! That blue is such a nice color for summer 🙂

  3. Jessica

    Such a wonderful, affordable and adorable porch idea! I have had the same thought about how ridiculously expensive outdoor furniture is. Smh. I’m going to try to hunt for a good deal as well, hopefully I’m as lucky as you. Btw, where can I find that cute gray rug from??


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