We have this corner on our front deck that needed a convenient table
and I also wanted it to be pretty. Here is what we came up with and
made it in one afternoon and, as usual, we did it without
spending a ton of money.
In fact, we already had everything we needed
on hand so it was basically FREE.
Confetti goes here!
Ooh ahh! It turned out even better than I pictured!
Here is the DIY for this fun project...
A friend had given me two round patio table replacement glass circles.
This is the bigger one at 36" diameter.
For the base we used a nursery tree pot 24" in diameter given to us by our neighbors.
I scrubbed the glass and the pot with a soap pad and rinsed them thoroughly.
I spray painted the planter with flat black spray paint.
I gathered our supplies which included various colors of acrylic latex paint,
including our house trim paint in the big can. The wood grain tool
I used is right front and I also used a pair of gardening gloves to protect my hands.
I painted a turquoise stripe and right away before it dried,
used the wood grain tool to make the design in the wet paint.
It is so exciting to see the texture appear like magic.
When I didn't like the way the grain looked
I simply wiped it off of the glass and redid it.
It was so very simple and came out so very pretty!
Once the "boards" were completely dry (about an hour in the sunshine) I spray painted
over the whole BACK surface with flat black spray paint, right over the painted boards.
The black paint made the wood grain pop and made the glass round opaque
so the planter underneath is not visible.
We put three globs of silicone glue on the rim of the black planter and then
we flipped the round over so the boards showed through
the glass and centered it on the black planter.
I LOVE how the glass protects the bright colors and wood grain of the boards.
It is the perfect size and the perfect height for the seating on our deck.
We could not be more pleased with this project, not just because it was free
but because it came out so amazingly great looking.
And guess what? I still have another glass round in my
stash so we can make another table. Now that's something
to look forward to!