Diy Patio Side Table

4 Materials
5 Hours

Hi all! Today I want to share a diy patio side table that I made from a curbside rescue, and some fence pickets for the table top. I had found this small metal table frame on the curb several years back and had been meaning to make a top for it and just keep putting it off.

The day finally came where I pulled it out and started out by scrubbing the metal frame then washing it down before spaying with black spray paint.

Next, I went to making the diy patio side table top out of fence pickets. I had to use three pieces of wood that were 6” wide and one at 3 ½” wide, all cut at 26” in length using a miter saw.

Then I used my cordless sander to sand the wood down smooth enough so that I could add a stencil.

To hold the table top together and in place I cut two pieces of 1 ½”x ¾” wood 18” in length. This will fit down inside of the metal frame to keep the top from moving around.

The wood strips were glued down where I needed them to be to hold the top in place.

Once dry I flipped the top over marked the spot with a line and predrilled the holes, then add some wood screws to secure the wooden top.

Using grey chalk paint and water I add a grey wash to the side table top.

Once dry the stencil was added using three different colors of chalk paint.

Lastly, I added three coats of Mod Podge to seal and protect the diy patio side table.

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Suggested materials:

  • Iron frame   (curb rescue)
  • Chalk paint   (Walmart)
  • Black spray paint   (Home Depot)
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Linda @ Mixed Kreations
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  • Laura Laura on Oct 04, 2021

    Does the table top just set on the metal frame? Thanks


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