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Painted Patio Table

By: The Scrap Shoppe
June 1, 2016

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Painted Patio Table
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I am super excited about DecoArt's new line of Outdoor Living paints! There are so many fun, bright colors. And I have so many outdoor things that are in need of a makeover! Patio furniture that we've had for ages that has faded in the sun, a new wooden picnic table, and the countless projects we are always creating for our outdoor space.

I started small with a little plastic table that used to be an umbrella table with matching chairs for my little boys. They have long since outgrown the set and the table was looking pretty sad. I decided to upcycle it into a pretty side table for our patio!

Items needed:

  • Americana Stencils 12x12 - Doily
  • Americana Decor Outdoor Living 8oz - Turquoise Sky
  • Americana Decor Outdoor Living 8oz - Succulent
  • Americana Decor Outdoor Living 8oz - Sand
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Painters Tape
  • Patio Table


This poor little table! At one time the top†was full of bright colored jungle animals. Over the years the sun faded away the pattern and the entire table become covered with algae. It took a LOT of scrubbing with Clorox wipes just to get it looking this good.

Instruction #1 - outdoor-living-paints
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One coat of paint and it's already looking better, don't you think? I applied two coats of Turquoise Sky to the top of the table. The paint directions say that the Outdoor Living paints adhere to some plastics, and it seemed to work well on this table top.

Instruction #2 - turquoise-sky-paint
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To add a pop of color and make the tabletop more decorative, I applied one of the 12" x 12" doily stencils from the Americana line using the Sand color. Apply the paint with a stencil brush for the best transfer of the pattern. I also applied two coats to ensure a bright color.

I finished off the tabletop by painting the outside ring in 2 coats of Succulent then the little inset ring in 2 coats of Sand.

Instruction #3 - stenciled-patio-table
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I color blocked the table legs, taping off parts to get the look I wanted to achieve. Two coats of paint on these metal legs was all I needed.

Instruction #4 - painted-table-legs
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You can never have enough tables on a patio! We're always looking for places to set down drinks, place citronella candles, and a place to show off my flower pots. I am already loving this new, bright addition to our outdoor space! It looks 100x better than it used to, don't you think?

Instruction #5 - painted-patio-side-table
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Instruction #6 - outdoor-paint
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Be sure to visit The Scrap Shoppe  for more projects and to learn more about Michele.


Oh my gosh I LOVE the color combo you chose, that is so much fun!

Grandmas House DIY

June 7, 2016

You did a beautiful job with this and I love the bright colors you used...they really pop! Thanks so much for sharing your project with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!

Lisa @ Fun Money Mom

June 9, 2016

Nice table. I love the colors. It adds a vibrant touch to the patio.

Lady Lilith

June 9, 2016



June 10, 2016

I love this table!! It's such a great idea. Would love to see you at my craft party which is new Thursdays at 7pm EST. We pin every instructional post!! Have a great weekend!

Denise/DIY Crush

June 10, 2016

Oh did you breathe new life into this old table - it's darling! Thanks for sharing this with us at Throwback Thursday this week! Mollie

frugal hausfrau

June 11, 2016

Your patio table makeover looks great. I love the paint colors you selected. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.


June 11, 2016

The table is beautiful!! You did an amazing job :] Blessings, Edye | Http://


June 12, 2016

What a cool project! Thanks for sharing on the Best of the Blogosphere!

Jana Seitzer

June 13, 2016

I love the colors you used, it really turned out beautifully! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday!


June 13, 2016

You've inspired me to do this on the underside of the glass top of a table much like this! I stopped by here from Chicken Chick's bloghop - i hope you'll return the favour, visit my blog & leave me a comment so I know you made it. :-)

Mrs Shoes

June 13, 2016

That is adorable!! Now I need to go yard-saling to find an old table to redo! :) Thank you for sharing this with us at the #HomeMattersParty


June 13, 2016

Wow - beautiful job! Would love to have you share on the Pleasures of the NW's DIY Party!

Helen Fern

June 14, 2016

What a happy table! Such a cute transformation, I love it!


June 14, 2016

Wow, what a transformation! Great job! Thanks for sharing at the Family Joy Link-up!

Rachel Osborn

June 14, 2016

I love it! Nice job! Janice from

Janice Thomas

June 14, 2016

love the table you did a good job thanks for sharing have a great week

lorraine Williamson

June 14, 2016

From the after picture I thought it was a metal table - you can't even tell it's plastic now. The stenciled doily in the center is so cute.

Vanessa D.

June 14, 2016

I love those bright, vibrant colors and seeing the transformation. This table definitely invites you out to sit on the patio! Thanks for sharing your project with #FamilyJoy Blog Link-Up Party. :)


June 15, 2016

How terribly creative... I personally think the lace design is what makes that table unique! You go girl!


June 15, 2016

I have the perfect table for this sitting in my shed! Thanks for sharing with Saucy Saturdays! See you next week!

Jennifer A Stewart

June 17, 2016

The color combination is lovely... :)


June 20, 2016

Amy, you did beautiful, creative work restoring the table. I downloaded the instructions and hope to paint one in the future! Thank you, Amy, for sharing!

Patsy Dubrick

June 20, 2016

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