Wednesday, June 23, 2010

New Life

I've had this old patio table (handed down from my mom) for about 7 years now. For the last 4 years it has sat in a corner on our patio collecting junk and looking sad. So we decided in an effort to save money (and put off buying expensive nice patio furniture), we would breathe some new life into and refinish it.

First we sanded it down (and got rid of the stains and cobwebs it had collected over the years) and then we cut off the legs to make it a nice low coffee table.

Here is after sanding/cutting (for some reason I again forgot to take a before pic). This, by the way, is already a vast improvement to what it had looked like.

And after finding a nice chocolate brown paint in the oops! section of Home Depot, painting and varnishing, this little table looks so much better. We paired it with some of our inexpensive, colorful adirondack chairs and it is all set. Next project for the house - we need to clean up the patio and paint the back doors (think they will end up being chocolate brown too as the beige factor back there is very high). Can't wait!

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