Revamping a Small Outdoor Table

7 Materials
2 Hours

If you have seen any of my recent posts you will know I find alot of stuff at my hometown dump. Upon my last visit I spotted a small side table. It was kind of in rough shape but I was drawn to the base. Much to my son's horror I got out and went to retrieve it all the while he is trying to hide so no one will see him and yelling to me to stop picking garbage. I told him " hey this is what you do at country dumps!' He can be quite the city boy every once in awhile. Lol... I did get my table though, then dropped him off and went back for more!!

So here is my table. As mentioned I love the base and it just needs some tlc.

I removed the top and washed the base to remove the dirt from it.

I went to my paint supply and found this gloss black spray paint and gave it one coat of paint.

Here is my base painted. Looks brand new!

Next I went rummaging through my shed and found this metal serving tray . I knew I saved it for a reason!

I had a scrap piece of wood that I decided to use to create a solid base to fit inside. I traced around my tray to determine size.

Here is my outline.

I used my jigsaw to cut out the circle.

Here it is cut out and inside the container.

I wanted to paint the wood and decided to use this outdoor paint in black. It is easier to paint before putting it in, but once I put it in I couldn't get it out!

Here it is freshly painted. I will clean the sides once paint is dry.

These are peel and stick backsplash tile I had left over and decided to use them to spruce up the outside of my tray.

I cut into narrow strips and applied around the top and bottom.

This is my tray with the tile applied. I love how this turned out. Next it was time to reattach the base. I turned the tray upside down and attached the base using a screwdriver.

Here is my table base attached and table complete. Love this transformation!

This was a super easy project and cost me nothing to make as I had all materials on hand. Gotta love when that happens! I love my new table and it's perfect for setting my drinks on when I sit on my front porch.

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  • Lisa Lisa on Jul 22, 2021

    i love what you did to this! I agree, it was a good find AND you saved something from a landfill to make something beautiful! Very creative!

  • Amy Amy on Jul 22, 2021

    Very nice! Love it! I love the story about your son! 😂 I’ve also horrified my daughter picking stuff up on the side of the road! “Stop picking people’s garbage!!” 😂

    • Melanie Melanie on Jul 23, 2021

      Thanks Amy! My son got his first job in my hometown. He introduced himself to the dump manager. He told him my mom is the crazy lady who comes to the dump and takes it home. Lol