We are making progress on our side porch project. This is the newest addition -- an expandable deck table. Rather than paying $300+ for a table that was "good enough", we made the "perfect table" for only $185! The finished table would likely retail for $500. Since we used treated lumber, we will wait to paint for now, but I plan to do a white wash on the top and paint the base
a rich, dark brown. Take a look at my other posts on Hometalk to see where we started with our project. Please follow me if you would like to see updates.
With all the garden pictures I've been seeing here, I got to longing for my summer yard! Here are some pictures of my summertime. I have no room in my house for new decorating anymore, so it's the outside now!
I was finally tired of the faded, stained and generally unattractive patio furniture. We live in deep South Texas and the wind/sun take a toll on outdoor furniture year-round. I sanded
with 220 grit sandpaper, followed by a walnut stain, and then three coats of polycrylic finish. My husband loves the new look and I couldn't be happier. It was worth the three days of work. I sanded one day, stained and applied a coat of poly one day, and then other coats of poly the next day (let 2 hours go by and then applied the third coat). This way it didn't seem like a lot of work!