diy patio table update

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


26 comments

  1. Claudia on said:

    Oh my gosh! I love this so much; what a great idea!

    • chelsea on said:

      Thanks Claudia! It was super easy too — my kind of DIY.

  2. Elaine Costa on said:

    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

    • chelsea on said:

      I KNOW! I seriously can’t stop loving this color.

  3. This is such a cute DIY, I love it! :) So excited to find your blog. Cheers from London!

    • chelsea on said:

      Will! Thanks a zillion — I’m so flattered. I love Bright.Bazaar!

  4. Jodie on said:

    Love this table! I’ve just moved house and have little balcony to brighten up so may have to try this, thanks for the inspiration! x

    • chelsea on said:

      Thanks Jodie! Let me know if you try it out.

  5. Rachel on said:

    This color is just fantastic! I LOVE it! And I would love to link to this in my next Revamp Roundup if you didn’t mind.

    • chelsea on said:

      Absolutely! Feel free. Thanks!

  6. Lisa on said:

    This is exactly the solution I was looking for – thanks!! What kind of paint did you use besides the primer?

    • chelsea on said:

      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.

      • Lisa on said:

        Cool – thanks!!

  7. AGGELIKI on said:

    its perfect i did it in my table its wonderfull idea
    thanks

  8. Katherine on said:

    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.

  9. Love how this turned out. I would love to do this with my formica tabletop. Do you think priming the top would help the paint to stick like the tile?

    • chelsea on said:

      Primer would definitely be a good idea, especially with formica. Good luck!

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