diy patio table update

July 31 2012 |

DIY Patio Table

Our new place in LA has a patio. A patio! In New York, our version of a patio was either standing on our death-trap fire escape or sticking our heads out the window. But now there’s a real live patio, just dying to be used.

I had this old patio table in storage that was the perfect size, but kinda boring and a little bit yucky. My answer to anything boring and yucky is always paint. Lots and lots of paint.

The tabletop is made of stone tiles, so we primed first just to make sure the paint would stick and be nice and even. After that, a few coats of paint went on. I found that the stone tile was really thirsty and would just soak up the paint, but by the third coat everything was hunky dory.

DIY Patio Table

After that, we used masking tape to mask some stripes, just for a little extra spice.

DIY Patio Table

Bing bang boom! She’s good as new again! If you’re in a similar sitch and painting something that needs primer, I’d totally recommend this one by Zinsser. It’s awesome because it’s specifically meant to cover stains and seal in yuckiness, and it gives great coverage.

And now if you’ll excuse me, I’ve got a patio that needs sitting on! xoxo

DIY Patio Table

DIY Patio Table

DIY Patio Table

32 thoughts on “diy patio table update”

  1. Great idea with the white accent! Mind the hot candles on the paint–check from time to time to make sure the paint is ok with that. <3 <3 <3

    1. Glad to help, Lisa! We used some leftover paint from Sherwin Williams — just standard latex paint that you’d use on interior walls. I think it’s an eggshell finish.

  2. This is so pretty! I bought a table and two chairs at a garage sale for $10! I think I will do the chairs grey and the table yellow with grey stripes instead of white. 🙂 Super excited.

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