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.
After that, we used masking tape to mask some stripes, just for a little extra spice.
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
33 thoughts on “diy patio table update”
Oh my gosh! I love this so much; what a great idea!
Thanks Claudia! It was super easy too — my kind of DIY.
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
My favorite color! Love, love it!
I KNOW! I seriously can’t stop loving this color.
This is such a cute DIY, I love it! 🙂 So excited to find your blog. Cheers from London!
Will! Thanks a zillion — I’m so flattered. I love Bright.Bazaar!
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
Thanks Jodie! Let me know if you try it out.
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.
Absolutely! Feel free. Thanks!
This is exactly the solution I was looking for – thanks!! What kind of paint did you use besides the primer?
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.
Cool – thanks!!
its perfect i did it in my table its wonderfull idea
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.
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?
Primer would definitely be a good idea, especially with formica. Good luck!