DIY Funky Painted Porch Tables
Last fall I shuffled the end tables throughout the house and porches. Our side porch ended up with a solid green trunk that we use to store firewood as a coffee table, two plain white end tables and a small shelf that wasn’t even painted on the outside. Functional but boring.
I decided it was time to bring some interest to the situation. Unlike most sane people, I didn’t sit down and map out what I wanted to do to each table. Instead, I got the colors of paint I wanted, some paint brushes and dove in. I painted over a few things but mostly if I didn’t like how something was turning out, I just added more detail and hoped for the best.
The end table with polka dotted legs (one leg with large polka dots) came out best. Second best was the top of the coffee table that I enlisted my four year-old’s help with. I initially was too scared to set him to work with real latex paint, and had him use his washable paints instead. It didn’t look right because of the different colors, and worse, it eventually occurred to me that placing drinks on that table would make the paint wet again and be a huge mess—in perpetuity. Not okay.
Anyway, I’m pleased with our crazy tables. If any of them start to annoy me too much, I bet I’ll just take the paint brush up again.