We’ve been working on making our outdoor area wonderful for entertaining. Mellow Man has been doing lots of projects, including building a play fort, and restoring our bench. What’s more, he recently cleaned out our storage shed. There were a lot of things that we had squirreled away, not sure what to do with them, or if we should even keep them. One of the things that was in the scrap pile was a wrought iron patio side table. It was rusty and missing the top, so we were going to put in on the curb. However, with a little creativity, it turned into a lovely, aqua blue restored patio side table that really adds to our outdoor entertaining space.
The first thing that I had to do with the table base was refresh the color. I suppose I could have chosen from a metallic color, but we have already refreshed some of our wrought iron patio furniture with Rust-Oleum black paint, so we had plenty of cans of in our house.
I actually sprayed it with the Rust-Oleum Primer first, as it was really rusty and worn. I used this when I updated my mailbox recently.
Then I used the Hammered Black Rust-Oleum. I took two coats to cover the side table base. Now, I wasn’t sure what to do about the top. However, I had a spare 13″ clock face from Walnut Hollow, and discovered that it was a perfect fit for the table base.
I filled the center of the clock face with a small wooden dowel and wood glue, and then sanded the face down. I painted the surface with the DecoArt Satin Enamel in True Teal. Since I wanted to be able to leave the table outside, I painted the clock surface with clear marine varnish.
I love the color pop on our patio. It’s very festive, and goes so nicely with the bench that the Mellow Man recently restored.
What’s even better– this DIY project cost nothing to make. All of the materials were either spares or scraps in my house!
My blogger friends also make a few projects with scraps of materials in their homes this week. Check out what they made.
Get inspired and creative with your hosts:
Lisa @ The Purple Hydrangea | Kim @ Farmhouse Made | Kimm @ Reinvented
Denise @ My Thrifty House | Sam @ Raggedy Bits | Susanne @ Life On Pearl Street
Vineta @ The Handyman’s Daughter | Janice @ Sawdust Sisters | Anika @ Anika’s DIY Life
Sarah @ Sugar Bananas | Emily @ My Mom Made That
Got scraps? We do! See what we did with them!