I have another super simple DIY for you again this week! Maybe I need to change the name of my blog to Lazy DIY. Ha! Do you remember when I gave our porch a makeover last fall? I used this little table that I bought at Target for $9.98. I spray painted the top white and the base gold.
Well, after about six months on the front porch this happened.
Turns out the particle board top couldn’t take the outdoor elements. Yeah, I kinda saw that coming. I mean, it’s particle board. Since I’ve been spending a lot of time on the porch lately in this awesome weather (hallelujah!) I’ve been subjected to the total grossness of that table top. I mean, seriously, it looks like something is growing underneath the surface. I had to do something about it. I had decided to use the jigsaw to cut a new wood top but then I remembered I already had an old wood table top! AND IT WAS ROUND! What what!
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Anyway, the makeover was so simple. I just flipped the table over, unscrewed the old top and placed the base on the underside of the new top. Then I measured to be sure it was in the center, marked where the screws would go with a sharpie, and then attached the new top to the base with some brass screws.
Okay, I know not everyone just happens to have an old table top lying around but if you bought one of these tables when they were at Target, you could go with my original plan of cutting a top with a jigsaw, or maybe scout a thrift store for an old table with a removable top.
Not only did I salvage this table but I turned it into something we can use in the house instead of the front porch. It’s too cute to get destroyed by the weather!