Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Outdoor Buffet Table {Patio}

Once the snow melts here in Michigan, everything moves out here.  It's just another one of our rooms but without walls!

There always seems to be something that needs a little sprucing up.  This week, the buffet table is what got the "sprucing treatment".

The one and only time I ever convinced (or in his words, harassed) my dad to write a post for me was on the building of the patio buffet table.  If you'd like to see how he built it using lumber from the old deck click HERE.  If it weren't for my dad, this whole patio wouldn't even exist!

It was a rather boring little corner, that I spruced up every once in a while with a table cloth like so:

After just a couple years, the table was really starting to weather.  I had also painted all my shutters yellow on the house but there were no shutters on the back of the house - the part where we spend most of our time!  Why should only the front of our home be cute?  I always buy shutters when I see them cheap at garage sales so I measured the window over the table and wouldn't you know it, I had some dark green ones in the corn crib that were the perfect height.  Fist pump!  (It always pays to be a hoarder). I painted them with Valspar's Honey Pot (Exterior Paint plus primer) and mom and I screwed them in to place.

 Yes, the country life IS IT!

Havin' a little photography fun.

So happy with how much brighter and cheerful the paint job makes the corner!
I painted the top of the table aqua first and knew it would really clash with the red pavers so it was my genius mother who suggested painting the bottom white. 
 What ever would I do without you, mother dear?
 Totally should have waited for the sun to duck behind a cloud before the photo shoot, but darn-it-all there were two microscopic clouds in the big blue sky today and I just wasn't patient enough.  So once again, you'll have to just deal with my less-than-stellar photographs. :)

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  1. I live in Michigan too and it seems like the summer just started!! I love working outdoors and spray paint is my friend for sprucing up my items. Great job with the table!

  2. Nice addition to your outdoor area with plenty of space for serving up those tasty summer dishes!

  3. What a fabulous piece. I love it. Now this is perfect for serving or using as a potting bench too. I would love for you to link this up to my 170th Inspire Me Tuesday party that is still ongoing. - -http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/06/my-15-frenchy-chair-redone.html Hugs, Marty

  4. Looks great! Love your yellow shutters too :)


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