Monday, May 30, 2016

{ DIY Simple Farmhouse Patio Table from an Old Metal Base... }

Hey guys welcome back!!! It seems like it's been forever since I talked to you guys!! I decided to take Monday off from blogging to get caught up on some projects around the house & catch some much needed sun { I'm now a tomato } haha! I hope you all had a lovely weekend filled with loved ones & remembering those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom! This is the first Memorial Day in a while that we didn't do anything special, although this weekend was special to me!!! Last Memorial Day we spent the long weekend reminiscing at my grandmas lake home & saying our goodbyes { she moved back downstate }. This year we decided to stay home & "relax".. Ya, about that relaxing part..eeek, so Friday I was in our upstairs bathroom straightening my hair & I heard a loud crash!! I originally yelled to Mark & thought our neighbor dropped something on our fence..Nope, our GLASS patio table EXPLODED in the heat!! Everything was all over, glass in a million pieces & now nooo table- FABULOUS start to the weekend!!! That night my sister & I went out browsing & picking out new patio paint etc.., but naturally I despised all the generic/expensive tables!! Saturday my husband woke me up & said come out to the patio I have something I'm making you..HE WAS MAKING A NEW FARMHOUSE TABLE FOR US!!! I seriously got so giddy & that's where we spent ALL Saturday/Sunday!!! We painted the whole patio a fresh light grey/white, built the table & refreshed the decor/ washed everything in sight!! I'm not going to lie, I almost passed out a couple of time painting in the 90 degree weather for 5 hours, but it was soo worth it!!! I'll be blogging the whole space soon..but for now here is the table that was  F R E E to make!! Come read how we made it using 4 simple things...


  • Drill
  • Free wood planks
  • Screws
  • Stain { If desired }
  • Saw { if needed }

The wood was free from a friend! We simply washed it with some soap & water, arranged the planks & began screwing the planks into the original metal base! After the table exploded, I knew I wanted to keep the base, but wasn't sure it would work..My husband assured me it would be simple & he was right!! You all know I try to keep it as practical as possible here on TQS, so I will say this project is a 2 person DIY! I only say this because the original metal base lip where you're screwing the wood into is extremely thin & you need two sets of eyes!!

H o w To

  • Wash the wood
  • Arrange the planks { cut/trim to size if needed }
  • Have one person looking from the bottom & the other screwing the nails in
  • Cut a hole for the umbrella base if needed
  • Stain, paint or distress if you want { I'll be sharing more soon on what we chose to do.. }
  • Enjoy

This wood was free & isn't perfect, but I love the charm in the planks. I will be sharing the finished project, new cushions & what treatment I used soon on the blog. This project was literally free & took about 30 minutes! 

If we're being completely honest I just through some cute decor on the table, a tea towel & snapped a few quick pictures before our dinner tonight. Again, this area isn't completed, but sooo much more fresher & functional without the glass top. 

We spaced the screws about 2 inches apart & made a "circle" around the table for a more uniformed look! Since we did use the old base it was kind of hard to perfectly space the screws. The original base was more round & the lip was extremely narrow to work with! Even if you do mess up & re drill, it's nothing a bit of stain, paint or sandpaper can't fix! 

Side Note: We did add about 2.5-3 inches bigger to the table than the original glass top was. I also love the rectangle look better than the original rounded rectangle look. 

Sneak peek of the refreshed space..I'll be completing this area soon & sharing!

I hope you guys got some great ideas & inspiration from this post!! I mean even if you don't have free wood, the project itself is soo thrifty & simple for the most part! We added room, charm & saved a ton DIY'ing this farmhouse table!! When life gives you lemons, make a farmhouse table hahaha! 

Happy & Healthy week y'all!!

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