How was your weekend? Mine has been b.u.s.y.
I shopped a nearby neighborhood garage sale yesterday, found an adorable table for next month’s Themed Makeover Day, and finally saw Cinderella with my girls. It was amazing.
Today I started a long planned makeover of our patio table.
As usual, this idea hasn’t been as easy to execute as it looked in my head.
It’s not done yet, but I thought I’d share a sneak peek.
So here’s what we started with. A standard big box store dirty patio table. The metal kind with 12×12 ceramic tile inserts.
Except that they aren’t exactly 12×12. Don’t ask me how I know. Let’s just say it ain’t from measuring.
So anyway…I bought a 4 foot by 8 foot half inch thick piece of plywood at Home Depot, and sweet talked the gentleman at the store into cutting it into 12×12 squares.
This is when I discovered that the tiles weren’t exactly 12×12. But the squares sure were because Home Depot guys are accurate. So I used my trusty scroll saw to trim them down. I’m a measure once, cut twice kind of girl.
The table frame has been spray painted in Hammered Black by Rustoleum.
Fourteen squares have been sanded, and six have been stained. In a couple of different colors, cuz my first choice was ugly.
Here’s a shot of the partially finished table.
Hopefully I’ll be back tomorrow with the finished project photos! Have a great week!
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