Here’s a quick Drab to Fab update to show you one of my recent projects — a rusty, old outdoor side table revamp.
A few summers ago, Ted and I bought a patio table with four chairs and this side table from a garage sale. We paid $50 for the whole set and it served us well for three years. Finally, after saving our pennies, we were able to upgrade our set to a beautiful outdoor sectional couch with cantilever umbrella (more on that in another post).
We ended up selling the patio table and four chairs, but hung on to this side table because it was handy to have beside the BBQ. As you can see, it was looking worse for wear, so I wanted to spruce it up a bit.
- Drab outdoor side table (and Mason!)
Spray painting the table was an obvious choice, so I headed to Home Depot and bought a can of Rust-Oleum Hammered Spray in Brown. I chose to go with a hammered finish, since the table already had imperfections — I didn’t want to highlight them with a flat finish.
My originally plan was to dismantle the entire table and remove the glass to make the job go quicker, but the glasses didn’t want to budge. I had to cover the glass in craft paper on both sides and tape it off. Then, I went to town spraying the table (and a few other projects which I’ll share with you later).
- Spray painting in the garage
After a few coats, here is the final product (sorry, my iPhone doesn’t take the best photos).
- Finished table — made fab!
It’s the perfect fit for right beside the BBQ and it doesn’t look like such an eye-sore anymore. It’s great for holding sauces, brushes, plates…or, if you are my husband, a beer!
- Putting the table to work beside the BBQ
So, there you have it — a drab outdoor side table turned fab outdoor side table! Considering we sold the patio table and chairs for the same price that we bought them, but kept the side table, this project practically nets out to $0! My wallet and I love it!
What’s your favourite spray paint project? I’d love to hear about it!
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