DIY Patio Table

Arts Be Crafty
by Arts Be Crafty
Patio tables can be expensive. To save money, I put together a flower pot and unfinished wood panel (found at Lowe's.) Then used stain and paint to create a cute and unique table for my back deck.
I already had this old flower pot from the year before. I painted it bright blue to match my chairs.
I found this inexpensive circular wood panel at Lowe's. I sanded it and then wiped it clean with a damp cloth.
With a pencil, I sketched out the petals of a flower. Then, using soft cloth, shaded in the petals with stain.
I coated the table with an acrylic sealer. One screw attached the top to the upside down flower pot and it was ready to hold drinks, snacks or a book while we enjoyed the deck.

See this project on my blog; Arts Be Crafty.
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  • Judy Campbell Braddock Judy Campbell Braddock on Jan 06, 2016
    What kind of paint did you use on the chairs?

  • Linda scearce Linda scearce on Jan 11, 2016
    when I paint my chairs, the paint will come off before summer is over, what am I doing wrong, these are beautiful

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  • Louise Hardison Louise Hardison on Jan 19, 2016
    Cleaver idea and beautiful set.

  • Paula Brock Paula Brock on Feb 05, 2016
    Fusion paint is great on plastic outdoor furniture. It fades over time, but it doesn't chip. It comes in many colors, and it you can't find Fusion paint (in spray cans), Lowe's and Home Depot have Rustoleum paint for metal, wood, and plastics. We were looking for the Fusion paint today, and discovered it was no longer carried, because of the Rustoleum. Rustoleum must have bought our Fusion paint. Good luck.