Monday, April 23, 2012

Outdoor side table

My Dad made this lovely table years ago for me out of an old oval TV dinner tray and metal base that he hand crafted with his welding skills.  It was painted black on the top and red on the bottom, but as you can it has seen happier days.  The black paint has been peeling and the base was becoming rusty.  

I couldn't stand to watch it rot away since my Dad made it for me, so I thought I would give it a good sanding, both on the top and bottom and really clean it up.

I spray painted the base with Rust-oleum Painter's Touch Ultra Cover Satin Finish in Lagoon (left over from my mirror project.)

The top was painted with a brush using an indoor/outdoor high gloss paint that I had sitting in the shed. Not sure of the color, but it's a mix of black and magenta tones. I put on three coats of this stuff to really give it a lasting quality.

Here is the after side shot. Wow, the color on the base looks so different depending on the light.  I was happy to use up some left over paint for this project, thus making the whole thing free.  

And it's getting good use outside by the kids.  At some point it will nice to have some covered patio space so it can take less of a beating outside.  Until then, hopefully this paint will keep it nice.

Happy Monday!

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