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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Porch Table

I built this table a few years back to add extra seating on our porch.  It seats eight comfortably and in a pinch can seat ten.  It was painted white for a few years then I switched to black and now I'm trying a combination of black and white.  I may eventually paint the legs white but for now I've just repainted the top which was very much in need of a face lift.


This was another idea I pinned from Pinterest here and I love the fresh summer look of the table with just the soft blue lines against the white background in a grain sack pattern.  I may eventually use the same technique on the chair seats but for now I'm happy with just the table sporting the grain sack look. 

Here is how I did it...

First I primed and painted the top of the table in a soft white, nothing remarkable about this part of the project. The pinner used AS paints, I just used regular paint from Lowes.


Next I broke out the frog tape to start laying out my pattern.  I started with a large strip in the center and they just worked my way out just randomly using different size lines.  There was no math involved in this project just what looked pleasing to the eye.


 I've found the best way to insure that you have razor sharp lines when using tape is to go back over the tape with a light coat of your base paint after you have determined your pattern.  This seals the tape and if there is any bleed through its unnoticeable, this only need be a very light application. You will have perfect lines every time. Remember to remove the tape as soon as you are finished so that the paint layers don't adhere the tape to the project.

Well I can't believe I didn't take a picture of the blue lines that made up the grain sack effect but sometimes I just get in such a big hurry with a project I forget and since I'm not a class A photographer sometimes its just better that way.  After the paint was dry I used a couple of coats of clear wax to protect the tabletop.

So this was just a simple project that took about half and hour. This completes my porch table and chair project at least for now.  I do have two other pieces on the porch that need attention and now have to decide if I want to continue with a similar pattern or head in another direction.



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9 comments:

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Amazing! I am amazed at your talent and creativity my friend, how great this table is in your porch and with the pretty flower base! Perfect for summer too! Thanks for your sweet visit. Big hugs,
FABBY

Debbie said...

I love it. I really do love the whole set. I have been thinking about those chairs since you posted them. I want to copy cat that so badly.

Paula@SweetPea said...

Your table looks great! I hope you've had many happy meals out there with your family.

NanaDiana said...

That looks just great. What a wonderful tip about going over the edges of the tape with your base color. I have never done that but will try it next time. Your porch table looks beautiful! xo Diana

Pat Cantwell said...

Miss Char,
AMAZING results, dear friend!!!
Whatever direction you're going with the rest of the porch, I'll be back soon to see the reveal!!!
So cool and inviting!!! A perfect Summer porch!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Rettabug said...

Oh, those stripes are just the ticket...fresh & casual, charming & a little bit Frenchy rustic. Yay YOU!!!

Judy Biggerstaff said...

Great looking table and tip. So fun to sit at the table with family.

Jody and Stan said...

Your table looks fantastic! Would love for you to share at SImple & Sweet Fridays! New Follower!

Take Care,
Jody

Bella Michelle said...

Gorgeous!!! I know it is the perfect place to make memories with friends and family!