Thursday, September 10, 2009

In which we DIY a table...

A bought a tile table very similar to this one at the DI at the beginning of the summer for around $30. We had been in search of patio furniture for awhile, but hadn't found anything inexpensive and nice, so we came up with an alternative: we would paint and re-tile this table. Now, I forgot to take any before pictures, so you'll have to deal with during and after.

Here's how things went down.
We completely disassembled the table, removing the middle tile piece. A sanded the top part that was a light colored wood, and stained it a dark brown. We then painted the side pieces and legs a bright royal blue, and chose coordinating blue tiles from Lowe's. The tile cost between $70 and $80. We wanted accent tiles that looked like the beautiful ceramics you can get in Mexico, so we went to a fancy tile store and asked about them. Turns out most tile is 4 1/4 inches, and we needed 4 inch to match the pre-existing tile size. Luckily the fancy store had a whole bunch of sample tiles, in groups of two and three, that were 4 inches and exactly what we were looking for, and they let us take them for free since they were from discontinued lines!

So here are some pictures of the progress. I laid all the tiles down just to get an idea of what it would look like. The table pieces that are grey are just those that I had primed but hadn't painted yet.





For chairs, we have three library chairs that my mom has collected from the DI. I want to paint them yellow, and make some cool all-weather cushions for them. I promise to post the end product!

3 comments:

amy said...

that looks awesome!!

Chelsea Lauren said...

Lovely! Prefect for a deck! I think i will have to copy, we currently have camping chairs on our deck. But hey, it fits in with the ghetto fab style of our apartment complex.

Trish the Dish said...

SO super cute!! Love it!

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