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.
I allowed about 2 hours dry time. It didn’t take very long because it is sunny and quite warm in St. Louis today.
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.
I am happy with the way it turned out. Now off to make some iced tea and enjoy my new table!