Kid’s Picnic Table Makeover
DIY Furniture Makeover: Kid’s Picnic Table Makeover
I was literally about to throw this table away, and then a split second later I thought, “What the hell am I thinking? Is this trash to treasure girl nuts?” We all make mistakes. 😉 Anyway, I took a few hours and brought new life to it, so today I thought I’d share this super simple kid’s picnic table makeover of mine.
This was the table before. It had experience all the elements of the weather over the years. There used to be an umbrella but it faded and broke. I cleaned it as much as possible. Although it doesn’t look like it, I was pretty good about keeping the spiders and spider webs away. I also tightened all the screws.
I started painting it with primer first, in hopes it’ll last a little bit longer. Be sure to check out my article for when and how to use primer for DIY painting projects and furniture makeovers.
For the benches, I didn’t bother painting the top because I decided on upholstering the tops instead of making cushions.
I removed the padding from the old cushions and reused it. I also went to a fabric store that was going out of business and bout this $80 bolt of fabric for $11. I figured I’d use it somehow sometime! It’s actually very similar to the fabric I used for a garage sale bench I made over a while ago. I cut and stapled it directly onto the bottom of the bench.
I liked the white primer so I kept the table white. It seems cleaner that way, and this time it will be staying out of the sun and under a covered patio.
Here are a few AFTER photos.
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This is so cute! I have never thought of doing this but I will try now! Found you on busy monday.
Thank you, Sherry!
I love how it turned out. The fabric just gives it such a wonderful pop of color. Great save. Thank you for sharing at Share It One More Time. Cathy
Thanks for having me, Cathy!
I love the fabric you chose for the benches! Good save, it looks fabulous now!
Thank you! I was immediately drawn to it when I was looking!
What a sweet table. You did such a great job on the re-do. I bet that table has many tea parties and picnic lunches to look forward to!
Have a lovely day!
Thank you, Kris! It does!! 🙂
Your table turned out fabulously! I adore it! Thanks for sharing your crafty inspiration on this week’s Monday Funday Party!
Thank you for having me, Pauline!
That’s adorable! Our picnic table is in desperate need of some fresh paint and some love. I’m pinning this for later.
Thank you so much, Jamie!
I am glad you didn’t trash the poor thing. I love the white and you did a great job on the benches. I love getting a good bargain on fabric and that one is a good choice! Thanks so much for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty Such a great project!
Thanks for having me Michelle!