As much as I love eating outside, we’ve never really owned an outdoor table. We either sit on the edge of the deck with plates perched on laps, or if we’re feeling really fancy, we drag the dining table out. We don’t often bother as it doesn’t really fit through the door and takes a bit of shoe-horning and coaxing to get it in and out.
Then, I found this sturdy table on Trademe for $20. It looked a bit rough, but had potential. Brought it home, sanded it and gave it a few coats of paint. We already had sandpaper, a bucket of paint and a sponge paintbrush leftover from other projects, so this really cost $20. Perfect for alfresco dining over summer. I’m dreaming of BBQs and cocktails in the backyard.
Now all we need are outdoor chairs or benches. But for now, our dining chairs will do just fine.
What a transformation, – great job! I’ve been meaning to get some outdoor furniture for a while, so this is a good nudge.
Thanks Carmella. It’s one of those things you will never stop wanting until it happens.
I love this. I did a similar thing with an old coffee table. Gave it some new legs, fresh splash of paint and chucked some eclectic chairs under it. Love one off pieces 🙂
Thanks Cassandra! There’s a lot of satisfaction in one off pieces in your own home. I especially like looking at before and after photos of other people’s projects. I like the caterpillar to butterfly thing, but it’s also handy to get a feel for what is doable.
oh i am a fan!!! finding bargains and then doing something with it? way.to.go!
Thanks Lan. I’m the same. If I could fit more bargain furniture in my house, I would. But for now, I’m only letting myself look at outdoor furniture. I have a whole backyard to fill 🙂