My New (Old) Painted Coffee Table

July 24, 2012

Yesterday I mentioned our outdoor table broke during our 15 minute rain storm.  I have to admit I’m not too sad it broke.  We bought our outdoor furniture a few years ago from World Market and let’s just say we got what we paid for.  We’ve decided next year we’re going to paint the rest of the furniture to make the life of the furniture last a few more years.

Here’s a reminder of what happened to our coffee table.

The next day I went on a hunt for a new table and decided to get an indoor table and just paint it.  I like the idea of using indoor furniture outside.

I wanted something sturdy and ended up finding a table at my secret little second hand furniture store. The top was banged up but I didn’t mind because I was painting it and it was going outside. Here’s what I ended up buying for $20.00.

The wrought iron was actually brown although it looks black so I took the table apart and painted the base with a satin black spray paint for metal.

Then I decided I wanted to stencil the table so I went to Michaels and bought one of Martha Stewart’s stencils.  I think it was $18.00 but I had a 50% off coupon so it only cost $9.00, which was a good price because the packet came with various stencils.

I used the stencil pattern on the top left hand corner.

First I primed the table with Kilz paint.  Then I used some left over paint I had in the garage for the base color and then for the second color I simply added white paint to the green paint.

The result…

I like it way better then the old outdoor coffee table and it breaks up all the matching furniture!  (Plus it cost less then the original table too!)

 (Notice I even stenciled the tray with the circular pattern!)

If you’d like to see some of the other furniture I’ve made over please feel free to stop by my furniture page.

I’m also on instagram where I post photos of various things that catch my eye through out the day if you’d like to follow me I’m at housetoyourhome.



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    1. Thanks Jen!! I think the only reason I continue to paint furniture is the end result because it feels like everytime I’m in the middle of a project I’m thinking to myself why am I doing this??? I hope you and your family are having a great summer!!

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