I’m here today to show all you lovely folks a crazy inexpensive way to update your patio furniture.
We inherited this table from Brian’s parents.
They were getting rid of it because they didn’t use it much and didn’t want to store it anymore. So, yea, we snagged this bad boy for free.
It actually came with 6 chairs & cushions that were probably part of the storage problem. They are pretty bulky and difficult to store.
That’s a picture I found on craigslist, but they’re pretty similar to those. I didn’t have any pictures and there’s no sunlight at the moment to take pictures of them 🙂
Anyway, I plan to sell them on craigslist to help cover the cost of their replacements.
I found these fun chairs at Target on sale for only $15 a piece.
I love that they’re on the smaller side, they don’t need cushions, and they are stackable. Much easier to store! And the pop of blue doesn’t hurt either 😉
Anyway, let me show you what I did with the table!
I grabbed some spray paint that matched the gray metallic of the chairs.
I would not recommend using spray paints with this style of trigger. I have used 4 different cans of this style of Rustoleum, and three of them have had problems with the triggers leaking and sticking. They leave splatters on the surface, and make a huge mess.
Mi sprayed the entire table down with water, gave it a good scrub to get all the dirt off of each piece, and then went over it again with some deglosser. The degloser is a strong cleaner that pulls any gloss from the surface so that paint will adhere. You can do this in place of sanding in most cases.
Anyway, since the top is glass and shows no mercy, I had to take the table apart in order to be able to paint everything. It just took a few minutes to take it apart.
I flipped it upside down, so that the top of the glass was facing the ground, and I used newspaper and painters tape to cover to underside of the glass. Then I sprayed a few coats around the inside and outside perimeter.
I took the bottom of the table, assembled it just enough to get it to stand up by itself, and sprayed that down too.
I put the glass top back on after the paint dried, and added newspaper & painters tape to the top so I could spray around the top of the table. I don’t have pictures of that, sorry.
But here it is all put back together!
I bought the outdoor rug at Lowe’s for $30. It’s a woven plastic, so it won’t soak with water when it rains, and it’s supposed to be fade resistant too.