I am really embarrassed to say this ugly picnic table has been sitting in our backyard for a few years. It didn't look quite this bad until this year. Ok, it was brown and U-G-L-Y! The only good thing about this baby, is I picked it up for free. Last week I had enough of the ugliness. I wanted us, ok me, to be happy with our patio furniture! Ah, look at that cute lil Beagle with a cone. :)
The table and chairs were pealing and chipping and so I took the sander to it. I had huge flakes all over our patio. I washed the table down several times until it was nice and smooth and clean!
I wanted to paint it something neutral and decided on french linen, just in case I wanted to change dishes, umbrella or whatever! However, I wanted to give it a fun summer look. Something easy to change that wouldn't require me redoing the whole thing next year. :) I knew adding the Provence and Old White stripe would give it the look I wanted. Final step was giving it a coat of Helsman Spar Urethane by Minwax to protect it from sunlight and water.
I must say it has been used more these last couple weeks then it has all summer!
What projects are you working on, to make yourself happier?