Then I came across the blog Little Miss Momma. I was completely inspired by her picnic table, so I did something very similar. Make sure you head on over to her blog and check out her table!
Here's how I did mine:
I lightly sanded the table with a hand-sander. Then i started spray painting the benches with some white spray paint I bought.
Which turned out to be a waste of time and money because I ran out of spray paint so I had to go over it with some white acrylic paint.
|I should probably consider painting my deck, but hey, it's not as fun. ;)|
That's right, I used acrylic paint. From the dollar store. Everything I read online seems to suggest if you use acrylic paint outdoors and then use an outdoor sealer on top of it, it should last. Ask me in a few years if it's true. ;)
So, I basically just painted each board the colour I wanted, and the bottom white. I was on the third board when it started raining. While it was sunny out. You can NEVER trust Canadian weather forecasts. But I don't blame the weather people. I blame Canada and it's weird, messed up weather. Only in Canada can you wear shorts one day and winter hats and mittens the next.
At first I decided to paint the edges of the boards white:
But then I changed my mind and painted the edges different colours:
I then sprayed two coats of sealer over it. I still have to touch up some of the white, which I'll probably never get around to, but I am pretty happy with it! Ashley from Little Miss Momma distressed her table, and I really like the look of it, but I also figured I have three small kids who will distress the table all on their own over time! :)
After it was all said and done I begged my Facebook friends to let me come to their house and pick Lilacs from their trees. I always get all worried that I'll pick flowers from what I think is public property, only to be chased by an angry homeowner wearing a bathrobe and chasing me with a broom! Anyways, because I have awesome friends, I got some offers from people to allow me to steal some of their lilacs.
See? Flowers make it so much prettier. ;)
I'm excited for some projects I have in mind this week, one being a barnboard type sign and the other is painting my front door teal! So stay tuned for posts about that. :)
Peace & Love. ;)