You know the drill by now. I wanted something but didn't want to spend any money.
In this case, a nice little side table for our front deck....just a pretty little place to put things when we're sitting out there visiting or enjoying the sun.
I knew we had to have something in all of our stuff that I could use for this project.
We have a stack of five gallon buckets in storage. Sure, they smell like pickles but
they are free and they are also the perfect height! In this case, 13" tall.
Here is the spray paint I keep on hand for our plastic patio chairs that are still sturdy and I am too cheap to replace. Painted this beautiful turquoise blue they even
look good. I also used this spray paint when I painted the deck rug. The link for THAT is below.
The bucket is now Lagoon blue. And soon the boards will be, too.
Pallet wood scraps, baby!
I knew if I rummaged around enough in the scrap barrel I'd find enough to cover this bucket.
Yeah, they look rough but they're scraps and they're free and it was starting to get hot....
Okay, used air nailer to attach boards to bucket.
Checking the kitchen I found this 15" microwave plate under the counter. We've never had a microwave large enough for this plate so I must have bought it at some point,
but hey, serendipity! Perfect for the table top I have in mind.
Yeah, I have a stash of blue gems from the Dollar Store and thrift stores and yard sales. Don't judge me, I use these all the time! Shhh, they're pretty and they're cheap and perfect for this next step.
I laid them out in different ways and decided I liked the random look. I used a caulking gun and that tube of silicone sealer and added a small cookie sized blob of silicone in each area of the plate and smooshed each glass marble into the blob, giving each one a twist to seat it. In a bit I was looking at.....
A five gallon bucket table with a blingy glass top!
I made this photo all gauzy and glamorous on purpose. Because I'm not quite sure if the style
of the top goes with the style of the base, even after I painted the base turquoise blue.
Look! All's well that ends well! The silicone dries clear and makes the glass marbles look like they are surrounded by water.
This pretty little FREE table is perfect for the purpose I had in mind. With a bit
of ingenuity and time and a bit of work, I now have a blingy blue glass table for our front deck. Not only is it FREE, but it is totally waterproof and can stay outside all year long.
Reclaimed pallet boards.
Blue glass gems.
ALL totally weatherproof.
I am calling this a win win, even if I'm not completely satisfied that the top goes with the bottom. But I've got a few ideas, and a few more five gallon buckets, to try and change things up.
Here's my second table, so pleased with it!
Here is a link to the pebble table blog post....