Upcycled Outdoor Dining Table

01 September
Outdoor dining in the summer is one of my favorite things to do, how about you?

I desperately needed a patio dining table and chairs so that I could do that though and I didn't want to pay the price for a new one.

So, I found one on Craigslist for just $10 and gave it a makeover!

Upcycled Outdoor Dining Table

Upcycled Outdoor Dining Table

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You can easily give second-hand furniture a new look with paint.

I found a simple round patio table on Craigslist. It was perfect because they weren't selling it with chairs which I didn't need anyway and it's metal so it will be easy to paint with spray paint. 

And it was only $10, you certainly can't buy a new one for that price!

Upcycled Outdoor Dining Table

Not bad but hunter green is not my favorite color and you can see in the picture below that the paint was starting to flake off.

Upcycled Outdoor Dining Table

First, I used a wire brush to remove any loose paint and then I cleaned it up with soapy water and a scrub brush. I sprayed it off with the garden hose and let it sit in the sun to dry.

Once it was dry, I sprayed it with sunny yellow spray paint.

Upcycled Outdoor Dining Table

It only took one can of paint and I gave it two coats top and bottom.

Upcycled Outdoor Dining Table

I wanted it bright yellow so it would go with the vintage folding chairs I found.

Upcycled Outdoor Dining Table

I found them at an antique show and they were only $7 for 4 of them. They are yellow, green, red, and orange (not pictured)!

Upcycled Outdoor Dining Table

I found the market umbrella on Wayfair.

Upcycled Outdoor Dining Table

I set it up over by my grill.

Upcycled Outdoor Dining Table

Cost for my new outdoor dining area:

  • Table:  $10 from Craigslist
  • Spray Paint: $4.99 for 1 can
  • Market Umbrella: $38.95 from Wayfair.com (including shipping)
  • Set of 4 vintage chairs: $7 from an antique show in the park

Total: $60.94

Did you know that you can spray paint fabric too? I painted some patio chairs when we made over my boyfriend's patio. You can check that post out here: Budget Patio Makeover Reveal

And here are a few more patio ideas you might like!

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Upcycled Outdoor Dining Table

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  1. Looks great Tania and I love the bright yellow! Such a happy color. The umbrella is very nice and such a great pride!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  2. I have that exact same table plus the 4 matching chairs! I have had them for years and - would you believe??? - they were YELLOW when I bought them new? They have since changed color more than once, twice or thrice! Great post and I will be getting a fresh NEW can of spray paint in a fresh NEW color I haven't used before! Perhaps RED?


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