Good morning friends. Hope you all are having the most wonderful weather like we are. It has been BEA-UT-I-FUL here. We are lucky it has because we have had so much work to do outside as I know you have too. Today I am going to bring you a project that T and I worked on together. We do that sometimes. He builds it - I paint it. We needed a patio table and decided to DIY our very own. I think you'll like this project as much as I do.
Isn't it the cutest and so fitting for our patio here at the beach. I love it. So let me tell you how we did it.
I am not a tool girl so I do nothing with the building part except put in my two cents worth of critique when needed. T and Papa do all the building. They found this round wood piece at the Lowe's one day and Papa decided it would make a nice little patio table. So T decided to just make a little rustic one - nothing special. He just used some old wood we had here and made a basic base then added the top to it. I think it took like maybe a couple of hours from start to finish. Then he handed it over to me to do the finish on it. Originally I was just going to paint it white and call it a day but then I got this creative bug and decided to do just a little bit more.
First I painted it with Valspar's Warm Breezes - I had a sample jar here. I decided to make it into my DIY chalk paint. It actually took two coats of paint to give it a good cover. I just love the shade of this blue - so beachy looking.
Then I made my own stencil out of clear contac paper. I could have used my Cricut but was too lazy to drag it out so I just traced the design and cut it out. I applied it to the top of the table making sure all the edges were affixed tightly so no paint could seep under it. Then I painted the top of the table with Valspar's Polar White paint made into my DIY chalk paint.
I removed the stencil while the paint was still wet so it wouldn't pull the white up off the blue. And this is what I had. Now I wrestled with distressing this but decided to leave it this way for now. I like the distressed look but for me I really like the clean lines and crispness of no distressing. It is still a possibility because T and Papa have not seen it yet. They are on a trip and due back this eve.
Here's a picture of it all done and sitting on the patio. What do you think? I love it. I didn't stage it for you as I am in the process of getting everything into place on the patio and that will be another post. I have been working on several projects for out there and can't wait to show you what I have been up to. What have you been up to? I love hearing from you so please tell me about it in the comments below.
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Until next time have fun creating something you love.
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