504 Main by Holly Lefevre: DIY Club! Perfect on the Porch

5.06.2010

DIY Club! Perfect on the Porch

I have been DIYing a porch makeover for a couple of weeks now. I started this project with my Dad {and yes, we are still talking}. This is my first time tiling {it is not quite done} and I have a few more things to do before I can call my porch makeover done…and if the weather would cooperate…it would be that much sooner!
{the table before...all dirty and everything!}
While I am waiting for adhesive to dry and final tile selections to be made, I am working on the accessories. I have had this little table on my porch since we moved into the house. I have had every intention of giving it a face lift long ago, but kind-of, sort-of never got around to it…until now! You cannot put an ugly old table on a new FAB porch, can you?
{Yes, I know my bottles and jars are messy...I am a messy crafter}

This table started off with Crazy Aunt M…then moved on to my sister in law and now it is mine…and it is staying that way! I added some spunk and flair with a coat of DecoArt Americana Acrylic Paint {Light Avocado} and then textured the top with DecoArt Texture Terra Cotta {Black}. I need some more love, so I also used the DecoArt Texture Stencil {Royal Tiles} for some detail...And you all remember how much I LOVE hardware store finds…so with inspiration from the screen wreath, I used Gorilla Glue to add a little screen skirt to the table.

The DIY will be specific to my style of table, but I think you get the picture…it is easily adaptable to any table….and I have to tell you I love my newest creation!
Perfect 4 the Porch Table
{Click HERE for a pdf document}

Supplies
*DecoArt, Texture Terra Cotta, Black (1 jar)
*Americana Acrylic Paint, Light Avocado {or color of choice} (2-3 bottles…depends on the size of the table)
*DecoArt Texture Stencil, Royal Tile
*Stiff brush or palette knife (for texture application)
*Foam brush, roller, or good paintbrush (for paint)
*Gorilla Glue
*Brite Kote aluminum screen
*Scissors
*Gloves {optional…the screen can hurt}

DIY it!
*Clean and sand the table
*Brush off/Clean to remove residue or dust.
*Paint the base and legs with the Americana acrylic paint.
*Let Dry.
*Coat top of table with DecoArt Texture TerraCota…cover top and sides of table top completely.
*Once dry, I cut my Texture Stencil apart and placed a particular portion of the motif in each corner.
*Use the Texture Terra Cotta to fill in the stencil.
*Let dry.
*Add screen skirt (optional, see below)

Screen “Skirt”
*Cut lengths of screen 5 “ wide and 1.5 times {or more if you prefer} the perimeter of the table.
NOTE on WIDTH: This is the width I used because I glued my screen to the back of the apron of the table…your width may be adjusted to suit your design and styling preferences (it can be a smaller skirt or a longer skirt}.
NOTE: You can use the end {selvage} of the screen for the “hem” or cut an extra 1 inch and fold over twice to make a clean – "non-pokey" hem.
*Prepare the skirt by accordion folding the screen {approximately 1” folds}.
*Using Gorilla Glue, spread a line or two along the edge you will be gluing. Place screen in position. I then put a few drops in the creases of the skirt and pushed it down onto the table for extra hold.
*The way my table was configured, I had to place some weighted object on the glued edge of the screen while the glue set.
*Repeat on all sides.
*Let dry.

Oh yeah...since the paint was out, I whipped up a vase to match...
I have big plans for finishing the porch...
and I dream of a wrap around porch {maybe one day}.
Until then, I will enjoy my hard work and
the little piece of serenity I have created.
{Of course, I think I will have a mojito to help with the serenity.}

What's your favorite thing about your porch?

I personally love the little sign in my window...
Can you read it? It says "Warning: Strange Dog"
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Disclosure: As part of the DIY CLub and this vendor sponsored event, I received products to complete my DIY from DiscChangers, Gorilla Glue, and DecoArt.

12 comments :

  1. Wow - I love it! Another fabulous project! It looks great on your porch!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  2. Wow! So beautiful. What an amazing porch... ours well it has nothing :)

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  3. Holly that is absolutely gorgeous! My porch is scary! And it's super tiny and hidden.

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  4. I feel like your house is one that neighbors stop at when they walk by, or people slow down as they drive past. I bet it's just gorgeous!

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  5. I love it--it came out perfectly Holly. The screen skirt is cute.

    This is so fun.

    cheri

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  6. After admiring yet another project of yours, I said to Erik, "Look at that Holly, I just don't know how she finds the time."
    He said, "She lives in Monterey."
    "Yeah, so?" said I.
    "Time goes by much more slowly up there."
    Does it, Holly?

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  7. Wow Holly, the table turned out great and I especially love the screen skirt - how fun and whimsical! You are so creative!

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  8. Love your poarch!!

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  9. Your table and porch are definitely worthy of a mojito. I love your dog sign. I thought it was an alarm sticker, but that's so much better!

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  10. Great job. I love the touch of the skirt screen. The unexpected.

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  11. You've created a wonderful look for a porch. So many times the "outdoor" looks don't seem like they would withstand the weather, etc. The look you and your father have created is stunning, yet practical. I really admire this project! Well done! It is motivating me to do more with my front porch!

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  12. You are one creative gal! I love the porch table, and the porch! :)
    I'm now a follower. Be sure to stop by for coffee(I see you like that)!

    http://anythingmom.blogspot.com

    BTW...I'm TICKLED PINK (wish I could make this font pink in a comment)I found BCBG pumps to wear with my dress to my sister's wedding for $23!

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