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There’s nothing like spring to bring out my inner creativity, and this year I had the chance to really show off my springtime style with a fun trash to treasure spring makeover project! Giving an outdated item new life is something I’ve always enjoyed, both because it saves money and because it lets me put a unique twist on items in our home. While I had a few different project ideas, the one piece of furniture most in need of some tender loving care was our back yard picnic table, so I set out to take it from drab to fab with a budget of just $25!
After two weeks of gorgeous weather, a huge snowstorm had me frightened I’d have to abandon the project, but I’d managed to cover the top of the table in time to keep it dry enough for the makeover. My blow dryer came in handy as well for ensuring the seats were dry enough to sand and paint. I started by using the sanding attachment on my power drill to smooth the top and seats while removing the peeling paint at the same time. [Read more…]