If you have an old picnic table or table laying around that needs a diy touch, check out this picnic table makeover tutorial by Roeshel of DIYShowOff! Make one of these for your little ones or house guests!
Summer is the perfect time to pick up a child's picnic table at yard sales. This one cost $15. It was looking a little worse for wear:
I decided a little makeover was in order.
• 2 cans of pray primer
• 2 cans of spray paint for the base (Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze)
• 1 can Rustoleum (Lagoon) for "table runner"
• Spray clear coat
First, lightly sand the picnic table give a good spraying with the pressure washer.
This also comes apart somehow, but I couldn't figure it out so I didn't bother. Apply a coat of primer:
Then spray paint:
I let it dry and 'cure' for a few days. Using my FrogTape, I created a rectangle (table runner) outline on the table part of the picnic table and taped off the rest of the table top.
Using my Silhouette Cameo and Silhouette Design Studio software, I created and cut out custom letters for a dinner time prayer.
I applied the sticker type vinyl letters to the center of my rectangle and made sure FrogTape and vinyl letters were pressed down securely.
Then gave it a coat of spray paint in Rustoleum's Lagoon. (I used a large piece of cardboard to shield the benches.)
Peel away the FrogTape and decals while the paint is still wet
Let dry for a few days. Then I used my FrogTape again to create a border around my "place mat" and filled it in with DecoArt's Patio Paint. Then peeled away my FrogTape and again...let it dry for a few days.
I had to touch up the paint here and there. Then sealed it with a spray clear coat (satin finish) and let that dry.
Now it fits in with our patio color scheme:
*This sponsored by FrogTape. FrogTape provided by Shurtech. The opinions are completely my own based on my own experience.