Sunday, June 27, 2010

Outdoor Entry Side Table Redo

I'm very lucky to have a large covered entry way as part of my Arizona home. I bought an inexpensive bench and side table set when we first moved into the home. The bench was starting to show a lot of wear and tear. The black painted finish was starting to peel and the metal was lightly rusted in several places. I looked into replacing the bench, but when I started pricing them out I decided that maybe I could redo the set and make it work. On the next post I will show the bench makeover, but for now I will show how I the companion side table turned out.

Here is what I started with. Definitely in need of a face lift.
I washed and then primed the table with spray primer.

I then spray painted the table a nice off-white color.

Then I rubbed the whole table with a little mocha glaze.

I bought a cute new bench cushion and coordinating pillows so I decided to stencil the table top with some burgundy paint to go with. I then added another light coat of glaze over the stencilled design. Last, I added a clear sealer coat for protection. Here's the final result. 

I think it turned out cute. I love the fact that it looks nothing like the old table. I can't wait to show you the bench redo. I finished the bench too late to take pictures in the daylight. I will take pictures tomorrow and then add the bench and cushion for final pictures. I'd love to hear what you think.

Linking to these parties:
Making the World Cuter Mondays at Making the World Cuter
Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative
Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps on the Porch
DIY Project Parade at The DIY Show Off
Practice Hospitality Mondays at Southern Fried Dreams
Motivate Me Monday at Keeping it Simple
Anti-Procrastination Tuesdays at New Nostalgia
Trash to Treasure Tuesday at Reinvented
Toot Your Horn Tuesday at A Silly Little Sparrow
Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous
It's So Very Creative at It's So Very Cheri


  1. I love what you have done!!! I especially like a makeover where the finished product is so far from what the original was. Can't wait to see the rest of the project:o)

  2. btw would you mind if I give your blog a mention in an upcoming post?

  3. Ange,
    I would be honored. I hope you like the matching bench that goes with the table.

  4. Your "new" table is really pretty, can't wait to see the bench! Thanks for hosting the blog hop, I've never heard of one before.

  5. I love the design you did on that table. I have to check out this blog hop now.

  6. Oh my goodness, your table is so lovely! You did a wonderful job, thanks for sharing! ♥Laurie from Scene of the Grime

  7. I gasped! It's gorgeous!! can't wait to see the bench...

  8. Thanks, Lynn, I wish I could take credit for hosting the blog hop, but I believe it originated at It's So Very Cheri.

  9. Your table looks great!! Can't wait to see the bench!

  10. Very pretty! I love that stencil and the paint color you chose! You're right ~ it looks like a totally different table. Can't wait to see the bench!

  11. Very nice stenciling - perfect for that table!

  12. Great job. It is really a big improvement.

  13. That table is gorgeous! I would never even THINK to do that!! Awesome! Thanks!

  14. I love your "new" table! You did a wonderful job with the stenciling! I have a similar table and you've inspired me!

  15. WOW!!! That looks great and I love the colors you used!

  16. The table looks great! Now I am going to the other post to see the bench!

  17. Oh this table is the cutiest ever!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Have a good day!

  18. This table is just too cute. Did you use a stencil brush or a roller? I have my own personal issues with stencils, but I appreciate them.

    I included your table in my post today on Stamping & Stencils. Have a great day!