DIY Patio table

Say "hello" to my new patio table. This was a BIG project for me. There were so many steps and they needed to be done outside. It has been really windy here so it took me forever to get it done.

This is my old patio table. I didn't like it because it was too matchy, matchy with my other patio furniture. I also hated having a glass top. It was filthy all the time and people didn't feel comfortable putting their feet up on  a glass table.

I found this metal table on Craigslist for $35.00. It came with a heavy glass top, but I told the man he could keep the top and sell it to someone else.

The color was an antique gold. This wasn't going to work for me. DIY time! 

First I sprayed it with primer.

Next I sprayed it with white spray paint. Many, many light coats.

I wanted it to have a chippy look so I aged it with some charcoal paint. My patio is covered and it doesn't rain much here in Las Vegas so I think the paint should be fine.

In place of the glass I had a piece of thin wood cut to size by the hardware store. They didn't cut it perfectly so I had to sand it down with my power sander to make it fit. Then I "tiled" the top with some metal roofing tiles.

I attached them with Gorilla Glue.

I love the color of the tiles.

What do you think of the top? I love it!

She has some pretty legs too!

We've started using it right away as the weather here is so beautiful right now.

When I'm inside I can see her through the sliding glass door in my family room. I stare at her all the time. I'm like a table stalker. :)

I've been dreaming of my table all winter and am so happy that she's complete!
Next up....new side tables!

I'm linked up to:
Furniture Feature Friday @ Miss Mustard Seeds

41 comments:

  1. I just bought some patio furniture (you can see it on my blog) but I really, really dislike the table! This is such a great idea. Thanks for posting it. Feel free to link it up to We Can Do It Cheaper. I love it!

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  2. Hi Lisa,
    If that table was mine, I would be looking at it all the time! I like the idea of the top. I'm not much on glass either. She's a pretty.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  3. Watch out chair and couch - she has primer and she's not afraid to use it. Don't say I didn't warn you! Lisa, you continue to amaze me - roofing tiles?! You rock! I can feel a trip to the fabric store in our near future for the seating, no?

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  4. Looks great - it is a perfect patio table! The metal roofing tiles was a great idea!

    Chelsea

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  5. wow, it looks beautiful! oh and those are some of my favorite drinks! :)

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  6. Oh wow, it looks just gorgeous. You did a fabulous job. Your patio is fabulous. Hugs, Marty

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  7. Nice job, Lisa! I love the tiled top in place of glass.

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  8. I think it is wonderful! Love the top.

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  9. Really wonderful Lisa!
    You should be proud, tha table looks great and you were very creative in how you did that new top!
    Bravo!
    Cindy

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  10. Wow!! I can't believe you used the roofing tiles...amazing look! So incredibly crafty and it looks awesome! well done:)

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  11. Can't wait to put my feet up on her. Kay

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  12. Beautiful table!! Love the tiles and the legs are so cool!!
    Enjoy!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  14. What a fabulous transformation. I love the white and the tiles are genius!

    (Sorry, I had to delete the last comment. I misspelled "genius." Oih!)

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  15. What a gorgeous table. I love the legs - I'd stalk her too. :)

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  16. I have had that same wicker set for several years, but now my cusions are very faded. I hae looked all over trying to find replacements. DO you happen to know the name of the set or where the cushions can be purchased?? Thanks so much in advance! :)

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  17. This is so pretty. What an original idea to put those tiles on the top. Found you at MMS. I'm making a blog announcement next week ;).

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  18. This is so creative! You did a great job, it looks so pretty!
    ~Michelle

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  19. What an adorable table...LOVE it..

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  20. Love. It. Oh those legs are fabulous. So glad you stuck with it even though the weather was not beening helpful. It turned out great.

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  21. wow, it turned out amazing! gorilla glue is fantastic ;)

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  22. She is just gorgeous, I'd stalk that table too! You did an amzing job on this table, I just love it!

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  23. The table is fabulous. It is the perfect addition to your porch. I love how it addes a new element to the space.

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  24. great job on the table, it is really unique and has a lot of character

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  25. Beautiful Lisa! I love the wood added instead of glass. The details on the legs are fantastic! Great job!

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  26. It is fantastic. I can see why you stalk it. I would too if I lived anywhere near there. I love the metal inserts, the distressing, everything. I've never mastered Craig's List. Good job all around! Lisa~

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  27. I love how you aged it, very smart thinking. If you had sanded it like would you would get rust. I like how you think.

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  28. great job! I love the look of your table.
    gail

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  29. Beautiful patio.
    Happy Pink Saturday.
    Have a lovely weekend.

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  30. That is gorgeous. I need to post the table I did for this month's projectS-
    Thanks for posting to the DIY Club project.

    Cheri from www.itssoverycheri.com

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  31. I came here by way of Connie (Living Beautifully) and her Pink Saturday post ... Very nice redo on the table! I looked around a bit on your blog, very nice. I love the sidebar about being different by being normal! Ha. Enjoyed my visit .. Jenn who is also doing Pink Saturday.

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  32. Lisa, your table is gorgeous! What a fabulous job you have done! I would 'stalk it' oops I meant look at it too:) Enjoy! You clever lady!! Hugs ~ Tina xx

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  33. The table looks great and I totally agree about the glass top. They are hard to keep clean and people aren't comfortable kicking their feet up on one. Your solution was brilliant and beautiful.

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  34. What a gorgeous table! The lines and details are beautiful. I love your solution for the table top - looks fabulous! Thanks so much for linking to The DIY Club’s Competition. We greatly apprecicate it! Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  35. Great job on that table! It is absolutely beautiful! I know it doesn't rain much where you are, but if you ever moved or worried about the painting holding up, you could always coat it with some poly in a can- it goes on so super easy! I think you did a great job on the distressing, it really draws your eye to the curves of the table!
    Love the metal top, also!

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  36. I am a sucker for curves, and boy does she have some! Nice job on the makeover!

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  37. Very nice result indeed. Amazing how rewarding something like this is. Good work!

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  38. This is really a good transformation of table.I have same choice as like you about glass top.I am looking for some new Diy table and Bistro set for my patio.Your table is really a good one........

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  39. I like the idea of roof tiles as the top and the iron work is superb, great stuff.

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