Sunday, August 1, 2010

Loving My New Patio Table!

Thank you for all of your wonderful comments! I really do read each and every comment. I am so fortunate to have such a great group of new friends. I am approaching my 3 month blogaversary and can't believe all of the wonderful comments and people that I have met.  I would have never of dreamed that I would have 97 followers! 

Ok, now on to the fun stuff! I have been waiting to share my new patio table with everybody.  This table had some major transformations done to it. I am so happy with how it turned out.  I have seen several websites and blogs that have made tables like this.  I don't know if you remember back in June when I bought this table for $5.00 at a yard sale?


I didn't like the legs on the table. I really wanted farm-style table legs. I was very patient and determined to find table legs. I found these table legs for $10.00 at a garage sale later on. 


I had my very sweet husband detach the old legs from the table and attach the farm-style legs. He had to screw in the legs from the top of the table.  You can hide the screws with wood filler.  We also added some gorilla glue in-between the legs and the table for some extra support.



I sanded and primed the table to make it easier to paint.


Now, on for the paint transformation.  I decided to paint the top of the table brown to make it look like it was stained.  I used flat, brown exterior paint for the top and painted the legs with the chowder color paint that I had left over from my patio.  The brown paint is the Color Place brand (from Wal-Mart) and cost aboout $7.00. 







Here is a picture of the table with the umbrella and place settings. 





Almost everything on this table came from a garage sale or the Dollar Store.  The bamboo placemats are from the Dollar Tree. There was a fabric border around them that did not match my color scheme.  I took a seam ripper and took the fabric off of the placemats.  Aww, I think it looks much better now!



Do you remember my whale napkin holders?  The napkins are really kitchen towels from the Dollar Tree. I think they look like the real thing! I am going to have to go back and buy some white kitchen towels, too. I can't wait until we have our next barbeque so I can show off my new table!  I hope you have enjoyed this transformation as much as I have. 


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24 comments:

  1. Wow, what a difference the new legs make! You did a great job painting it too. It looks like a brand new table!

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  2. wow! that turned out sooo well! I love it!!!

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  3. What a great table! Changing the legs made all the difference in the world!

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  4. Cute table makeover! Love those legs!

    Jody

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  5. Very nice! Those new table legs make a huge difference. :)

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  6. I remember the post with the black legs...wow that was great thinking. This looks like a very expensive table. The whole area lends itself to a high end backyard, with your painted cement tiles (love that) and your Dollar tree accessories. I love achieving the high end look without the high end pricetags. I live in NJ and didnt realize that Walmart sells paint..Ive purchased spray paint there. Wow 7.00 is a great deal.

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  7. Wow! That turned out awesome! It looks so expensive sitting out there. The placemats really pull it together, too! Very thrifty!

    Congrats on the followers. I am with you. I never thought that after three months I would have a hundred people interested in what I am doing. Everyone has been so nice and encouraging!

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  8. What a wonderful transformation. Loving the idea of the dollar tree napkins. I love dollar tree for accessories. When combined with classy items and thrift buys they look so elegant.

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  9. This looks so great, I need to do this. My table blew off our deck during a horrible storm and broke the glass. Too expensive to replace! Thanks for the idea and thanks for finding me so I could find you! Great blog, I'm a new follower!

    kerstin @ mommytimecrafts.blogspot.com

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  10. Great make-over! It looks like a totally different piece with the new legs and painted top. visiting from Rhoda's.
    :-) Sue

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  11. Hi there

    Just wanted to say thanks for the Sunshine award,I finally had some time to sit and pass it along!!It was fun!
    Natalie

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  12. Love it!! It really looks fabulous! You did a great job the redo! Not to mention the price is really nice too!

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  13. Love this table! I'm searching for one myself. You did an amazing makeover with it.

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  14. This is awesome! I would not have thought of that. Hope you join me starting tomorrow:) Debbie

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  15. What a wonderful table...I just got a new/old one for my patio as well!
    Happy day!
    xojanis

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  16. I love how it turned out. I love seeing something not great, and knowing what you can turn it into.

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  17. This is such a great project...kudos...such a simple solution that most of us would have never thought about!!!

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  18. I love your patio table paint job! I'm putting it in the Spotlight at the PoPP.

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  19. Congrats on the spotlight, I just saw it and came over:) Have a great weekend. Debbie

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  20. This looks amazing! We are definitely in need a new patio table and something like this would be perfect.
    Thanks for stopping by The Far Fifty!

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