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