DIY Boho Patio Side Table Makeover

April 26, 2021

My boyfriend and I have been working on a makeover of his back patio for a few weeks now. We just put the finishing touches on it last weekend and it turned out so great


I can't share it just yet, but soon! For now though, I wanted to share the makeover I did of a pair of little metal, glass top side tables that he had.


This is a knock-off project of these cute Tropical Print Glass Folding Patio Tables I saw at Big Lots. That's right, Big Lots man... they are really upping their game lately!


Truth be told, I probably would have just bought these but he already had some little tables sitting around and I would rather upcycle something I already have.

DIY Boho Patio Side Table Makeover


DIY Boho Patio Side Table Makeover
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Supplies Needed To Make Your Own:

You may even have one or more of these glass-top side tables yourself!

DIY Boho Patio Side Table Makeover

Step 1: Clean the table to remove any dust, dirt, and flaking paint or rust spots. Remove the glass and set it aside if you can. Our tables were old and the little plastic tabs that hold the glass in from underneath were so brittle I was afraid they would break if I tried to get them out, so I chose to just tape off my glass tops for painting.

DIY Boho Patio Side Table Makeover

Step 2: Spray paint the table in the color of your choice. I used Rust-Oleum Hammered Metal spray paint in grey because I wanted them to coordinate with some new chairs I purchased for the patio.

DIY Boho Patio Side Table Makeover

Here is my first table all cleaned up and painted 😃

DIY Boho Patio Side Table Makeover

Step 3: Measure the glass from the table and cut the fabric. I used some upholstery fabric from Tommy Bahama, it's called Bahamian Breeze. I like the boho feel of the large leaf pattern on the fabric.

DIY Boho Patio Side Table Makeover

If you were able to remove the glass from the table, just place it on the wrong side of the fabric and trace around it, then cut it out.

DIY Boho Patio Side Table Makeover


Step 4:
Use outdoor Mod Podge to adhere the fabric to the underneath side of the glass. Mod Podge dries clear.


DIY Boho Patio Side Table Makeover

Apply the Mod Podge to the right side of about half of the fabric and also apply a layer onto the glass. Work quickly because Mod Podge dries pretty fast! I suggest applying it to the fabric first and then the glass because it takes longer to dry on fabric. Press the fabric onto the glass making sure the edges are even.

DIY Boho Patio Side Table Makeover

Fold back the other half of the fabric and apply the Mod Podge again to the fabric and the glass.

DIY Boho Patio Side Table Makeover

Step 5: Use a small scraper or credit card to smooth out the fabric and remove any wrinkles and bubbles. Now cover the back of the fabric with another coat of Mod Podge to seal it really well.

DIY Boho Patio Side Table Makeover

This is what it will look like right after you're done, it will look a little milky or cloudy but don't worry, it will dry clear!!

DIY Boho Patio Side Table Makeover

Step 6: Allow it to dry for 24 hours then enjoy!

DIY Boho Patio Side Table Makeover

Don't they look great!? 

DIY Boho Patio Side Table Makeover

Do you have any of these tables? Imagine all the different looks you could create just based on the fabric you chose 😊

DIY Boho Patio Side Table Makeover


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  1. I'm all about breathing new life into what you already have rather than buying new. For a fraction of the cost of buying two $79 tables, your DIY versions looks just as good. Love this, Tania, and looking forward to seeing the patio reveal!

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    1. Thanks Marie! I'm really pleased with how they turned out :)

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  2. The tables turned out terrific! I'm anxious to see the reveal of the total make-over!

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    1. Thank you! You should add fabric to the one you have, you wouldn't even have to paint yours!

      Tania

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  3. They do look great--I like them better than the Big Lots ones! I like the step-by-step instructions so we can do it too. Good job!

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  4. That is so cool Tania! I never would have thought of doing this, but I have a side table now that needs a makeover. Used to have one like yours, but it was sad, so I donated it.

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