Here’s my new farmhouse table for the back porch that I before and aftered for only $10.97.
Not including tax.
Don’t spread this around, but I would marry it if I could. Or at least take it to Vegas to watch the Elvis impersonators.
It’s that cute.
Here’s a zoomed-in picture so you can see all that cuteness close up.
If you read this blog a couple of weeks ago, you might have seen those two chairs on the back porch and remembered that there used to be a round white table there.
I remember it too.
But then I moved that round table to the library and painted it blue and white.
These are the kind of fast-paced action scenes that happen when you write a DIY blog.
And that left me with a big, empty space in the middle of the porch between all the chairs.
So I looked around for a replacement.
And I found this table.
Except it didn’t look like this when I found it…..
….it looked like this.
It had been sitting back behind the workshop holding up parts of a wheelbarrow and some bags of mulch.
The top was warped and the paint was peeling and it looked at me with sad eyes and told me that the wheelbarrow was getting on its nerves and could I please rescue it and introduce it to the back porch.
Who was I to tell a sad-eyed table no?
So we painted it white using a paint with primer to save a step.
It needed two coats and it looked better.
But why settle for better when for $10.97 (not including tax) you can have it look like this.
And here’s how we did it.
I bought a 24″ x 48″ piece of really thin plywood from the lumber department at Lowe’s.
It was slightly larger than the table.
Then we cut it into approximately 4″ strips of wood.
You can always have them cut it for you at the home improvement store, too.
Then we simply glued the pieces of plywood to the table top with wood glue.
We just glued the new table top on and walked away. And then we stained it with Provincial stain (my favorite) and let it dry. I’m going to seal it with polyurethane because it’s on the back porch.
The finish looks authentic and rich and I love how the dark wood top contrasts with the white base.
Can you see why I’m taking it to Vegas?
I hope it’s a high roller though….
….because I already spent all the $10.97 I had. 🙂
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