Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Outdoor Table Makeover

I'm sharing one of my creative mother's most recent projects today.

My parents had an outdoor patio table with a glass top, but the top shattered in a storm because the umbrella was left in it. Instead of throwing away the metal base, my mom came up with the idea to cover the top with wood boards (because my dad has a lot of that kind of stuff laying around). :)

So dad cut and attached the wood to the base. 

Then, instead of staining the wood, my mom got some mini paint samples in light blues, greens, and grays and did a sort of "white wash" technique by watering them down.

After that she sealed it to help protect it from the rain and glorious Wisconsin winter weather. 

I think it turned out pretty darn cute, don't you!? Way to go mom!

Before I went to take the pictures of the table it had rained, so I was bringing a towel outside to dry it off.

My mom comes out with me and lifts up one end of the table to let all the water run off before we use the towel on it. Then she looks at me with a little smirk...

"Would you have thought to do that on your own?"
I was like, ""
Mom goes, "Huh? No?? Well stick with me kid - you'll be a star."

Hahahaha! She's just so lovable!

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  1. Your mother's table is gorgeous! I love the calming colors she used, sure to go perfect with an evening chat over coffee. Mom, your a star!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

  2. Your table came out great! Thanx for sharing it at THT.

  3. Wow, what a clever family! The table looks fabulous. Great job Mom!

    If you have a minute to spare I'd be thrilled if you could pop by and share your post at my weekly Say G'Day Saturday linky party. It's on now and this would be a fabulous addition!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

    1. Thank you Natasha!! I added it last night :)
      P.S. loved your coffee table styling!

  4. I absolutely LOVE this. I have a glass topped outside table and I HATE it....I think it might break soon, so I can put a wooden top on it. Pinning now! We would love for you to join us at Party in Your PJs link party.

    1. Thanks so much! I'll head over and link up now :)

    2. I am so happy that you took the time to link up, I wanted to stop by and let you know that your table will be one of my features tonight when the party goes live at 7pm Central time. We hope to see you link up again....have a blessed day and happy blogging!

  5. Hey Olivia! I also featured your post on my Party in Your PJs post! ;) *high five* Thanks for linking up with us!!

  6. You're the table person too?! Okay, I have to follow now. We must be friends. I love your table, I loved your scripture path, and I want to go look at farmhouses with you. Nice to meet you!! (Oh, and that table rocks my socks :)

    1. Thank you April!! So glad to have you following along :)