The windows in our living room face a bare and boring small side yard with a glorious view of a brick fence. It’s just as lovely as I’m sure you are imagining it. We plan on planting a couple fruit trees over there eventually, but the space could use some color regardless. So, I decided to give one of the bistro tables a makeover so that it could live in our side yard outside our living room as… wait for it… a bistro table! Original, I know!
Here’s how I did it:
Indoor / Outdoor Spray Paint – I used Rust-Oleum Real Orange
Craft Paper – I used solid white, teal and orange
Octagon Paper Punch
Outdoor Mod Podge
I started by disassembling my bistro table and covered it with 3 coats of orange spray paint. I let the paint dry completely over a few days.
Meanwhile, I punched a ton of octagons out of my craft paper in all three colors. And then the fun started… My Love, Lovebug and I played around with the octagons to come up with different patterns for the table until I, I mean, we settled on one that we like best.
Next I measured out the midpoint of the table and started gluing the paper octagons down with Outdoor Mod Podge, starting at the middle and working my way out. The table has little holes shaped in a design on it, but my paper and glue covered them up perfectly.
We ended up with a flower-ish design, which is interesting because that is exactly what I had envisioned! 🙂 Anyway, I started by gluing down an orange octagon right in the middle of the table, using my Outdoor Mod Podge and a foam brush. Then, I added a row of teal octagons around it, then followed with a row of white around that. I continued with that pattern, orange, then teal, then white, laying down a little glue as I went along.
I continued until the table was covered. Then, I let the Mod Podge dry completely for a couple days.
Once the Mod Podge had dried and the craft paper was secured on the table, I sealed the top of the table with 3 layers of Outdoor Mod Podge and let it dry completely.
Then, I waterproofed it by putting 3 coats of clear urethane over it. I let that dry completely and my table was done!
Finally, I took my table outside and admired my handiwork! I absolutely love how it turned out! So vibrant, colorful and the perfect pop of color to add interest to the small side yard (read: brick wall) outside our living room.