On one of my recent estate sale forays, I saw these little metal tables. I didn’t get them that day, but I kept thinking about them. Since it wasn’t that far out of my way, I went back while I was out the next day. They were still there and priced half off. I had this project in mind for them. It took a few days to find a sunny day to do the project, then a couple of days for paint to dry between coats, but the result was worth the effort. First step was to scrub them clean, and remove the crumbling plastic tips.
I took them down to the lower level grassy area, put down some paper to shield the grass and set the tables on top.
Using a rust preventing black satin spray paint, I began with a light first coat.
Going around the tables to the other side, I spray painted all I could get to.
I let them dry for an hour in the sun.
Then I flipped them over to work on the undersides.
Again, a light first coat of spray paint, and an hour to dry..
I took them inside overnight, then the next day put them back out on paper. Since the tables fold up, I needed to move the leg over a bit to paint the part hidden the previous day.
Then a second coat of paint was sprayed on.
An hour to dry, then they were flipped over, and I could paint the underside parts that were still white.
One last coat of paint after another night of drying inside.
When they were thoroughly dry a day later, I placed them in front of the bench on the veranda.
A quilt was placed on top to provide a nice cushion for your heels as you put your feet up. New little black tips were put on the bottom of the legs.
Leaving them as two tables means I could separate them and put small pillows on top to have as ottomans in front of the rockers too, if I wanted to use them that way.
I think I like this idea the best though. A comfortable place to relax at the end of the day.
Any DIY projects around your place today?
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