Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Beachy Patio Table

Do you ever buy something at a garage sale and then wonder why?
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That is how it was with this patio set I picked up a couple years ago.  I didn't look it over well enough and it had some issues I didn't see.  It has a couple leaves that pop up that the previous owner said worked great, but they didn't and I was stupid and didn't test them.  The table was pretty wobbly too.  

But, it was mine, so I decided to make it work.

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We (hubby) figured out the leaves--we had to leave them permanently in place.  He added some braces underneath and some 2x4's under the existing table apron to get rid of the wobble.  I wish he would not have used ugly, treated 2x4's, but oh well, you barely see them.
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On a whim (and because I wanted to be outside in the sunshine, but needed to be productive) I decided to paint it with some of my favorite Fusion Mineral Paint colors: Laurentien, Algonquin, Picket Fence, Upper Canada Green, and Sterling.
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I used the same paint brush to paint it all, not cleaning it in between because this is how I roll.  I covered most of the wood, but let a bit of it show to give it a beachy weathered appearance.  This will also help as it weathers naturally.
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I painted each chair one of the four colors. 
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I love this little battery operated lantern I picked up at Target.  They are on sale right, less than $10.
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Now to get a patio to put it on...
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Linking up at Funky Junk Interiors!


  1. Nice! I like the stripes and that the chairs are different colours.

    1. Thank you Julie. It is not a great set, has some issues, but it certainly looks better!

  2. Excellent!!!! My favorites colours!!! I have the same furniture, so maybe i will paint it in the same way!!!!

    1. Thanks, I love these colors too--so soothing and gives me a little beach feel here in land-locked Montana!

  3. Love the color Becky. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  4. That is stunning! I love that the chairs are all different colors that match the table slats .... Gorgeous!

  5. I love the colors you picked and how it turned out!

  6. I love the colors you picked and how it turned out!

  7. I bet it wasn't easy painting the different colored stips on the table, but it came out nice.


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