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!
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