On the blog last week I shared our huge DIY Backyard Makeover. My hubby and I did a complete overhaul on our boring backyard. That included our porch area. I wanted to make it a place where I could sit and watch the kids play or we could have friends over and hang out. We purchased a patio set last summer when we moved into our new home. I love it. Well except for the coffee table that came with the set. So I decided to whip up a DIY Outdoor Coffee Table to complete our backyard makeover.
I spotted an awesome DIY Coffee Table over at the Shabby Creek Cottage and knew that this is the direction that I wanted to go. So I looked around our garage and started gathering supplies. Luckily we had most of the things we needed to complete the project. I love stash buster projects!!!
I used some 4×4 and some 2×4 boards because that’s what I had on hand. My hubby helped me get all the wood cut and put together.
Once the table was put together I painted it with spray paint that I also had on hand. One item that I did buy was 4 casters to put on the bottom of each table leg. I love that I can just wheel the table around where I need it! Awesome for an outdoor space.
For the top of the table I went searching in my garage. My hubby had recently cut down some 6ft fence boards to create covers for the air conditioner and electrical box in our backyard. So I had a bunch of 2ft boards in a pile. They made the PERFECT table top. We planed each board down as they were quite rough and then I stained them with some of my DIY wood stain.
We used the nail gun to attach the fence board remnants to the table base. I did give the table a coat of Polycrylic to protect it.
The fence boards ended up taking a redish look because of it’s type of wood. But I think it turned out fabulous!
Now my patio set definitely has more personality. I love this table way more than the one that came with our set.
What do you think of my stash busting DIY Outdoor Coffee Table?
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If you want to see my entire Backyard Makeover check it out HERE! There’s lots of fun stuff to check out!