|Photo of the deck in 2012|
The deck truly is a three season extra room in/out of our home!
We love the seating area with chairs around a round table with a copper inset for a planting.
Well....while I was sitting there relaxing.....
I noticed the surface of the top of the table!
YIKES! Minnesota winters are hard on things!
In other years, I used Gel Stain and Polyurethane to refresh the surface! (Click to see how I did that)
But after doing that a couple of times, the situation called for something more drastic!
You may wonder.....why doesn't this woman just buy herself a NEW table for heaven's sake?
Well.....in all honesty it is a big pain to haul the old table out....figure out how to recycle or dispose of it.....then shop and assemble a new table!
Besides.....we love the shape of the round table and the insert that is perfect for flowers or other decor! If we wanted a table like that....with a surface that would not deteriorate it would be a tad to spendy for this thrifty (CHEAP) person!
As you can see.....Lowes has JUST what we need!
Some Gloss Black Enamel paint.....
And a cheap throw away brush (because I decided to be lazy and not have to clean my brush).....
Not bad....but I felt like it looked a little like freshly tarred blacktop.....not exactly the look I was going for.
The easy fix was sort of a faux slate treatment achieved with a couple of passes with some bronze and black spray paint!
I sprayed and used a stiff brush to spread out the obvious spray spatters.
The final results!
This is a case of "Use what you have"because the paint was all leftover from past projects!
The cost for this was a total of $1 for the disposable brush!
Even better.....the time it took to do this was way less than replacing the table we love!
Have A Wonderful Day!
We are off to a baseball game this afternoon!