You may remember back in my wood stove insert post that our outside glass table top shattered into a million pieces. My goal was to make it all usable again by the time nicer weather rolled around, and thank god, here we are on the other side! I also decided to spruce up the metal frame of the table and chairs as well. This screened in porch was really a selling point for us when we bought this house. We are both outdoor enthusiast and really love the idea of being able to relax outside, minus the bugs. Figured I might as well make it last for a while, since we will be out here a lot this spring/summer. Time to tackle the Porch Furniture Refinish.
The Table Top
Mike helped using his jig saw to cut a 4′ x 4′ piece of plywood into a circle for me. It wasn’t easy, but also not nearly as difficult as we anticipated. Obviously using exact center to make a pencil stencil circle first is necessary.
He got it as close to being a circle as the jig saw would allow, the rest I sanded into shape. When it was done I stained it with MiniWax Dark Walnut.
We actually bought everything that was in the screened in porch from the previous owner when buying the house, mainly just to have some furniture in there. (Which made the glass table top breaking that much more annoying). Below is everything after. Used Rust-oleum Textured black spray paint on the frames.
I briefly looked online for new cushions, but decided on flipping the ones they came with around to the brown side.
Still want to do something with those red lounge chairs in the back of these pics. There is actually a really cool story behind them. The previous owner told us their mother-in-law won them on the Price is Right sometime in the 60s. Would love to find that episode!
I added some of our LED christmas lights to the ones side to give off a nice ambiance when the sun goes down. This room is really going to be the place to be 🙂
The only thing left to do in here is rip out the old outdoor carpet and replace it ….someday