She needed a face lift….

I am loving this beautiful fall weather we are having in St. Louis this year but not enjoying it on my patio too much these days.  My table is a wreck and it makes me cringe every time I walk out onto our deck.  For some reason the legs held up nicely but the top is all worn and rough.  I couldn’t stand it any longer.  Today I had to take action.  I ran down to my basement and dug through my paint.  I decided on Annie Sloan’s Duck Egg Blue.  Then I gathered my supplies and really didn’t put a whole lot of thought into it.   This is a picture of my ugly table before


This chair shows exactly how nasty the table looked.


I DID wash the table first.  It was filthy.  Those who know me know that I HATE prep work……yes, even cleaning a piece off.



After the table was cleaned and dried I applied two coats of paint.  NO PRIMER and NO SANDING.104103

I allowed about 2 hours dry time.  It didn’t take very long because it is sunny and quite warm in St. Louis today.

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Next I grabbed a few lanterns and this cute basket of balls my sister gifted me with the last time she was in town (Thanks Kim)!

I did NOT apply wax to this piece.  You are not supposed to apply any wax on outdoor furniture.  The heat will make a mess of it.

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I am happy with the way it turned out.  Now off to make some iced tea and enjoy my new table!




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