Monday, September 30, 2013

Refinished Old tables for the Front Porch.

Those 3 white tables inspired me to clean and rearrange the front porch.
 
 They were all stained brown when I bought them from a resale shop downtown for a total of $55.00. I was in FL when I saw them posted on FB. I know the owners and I asked one of them if she could hold them for me and that I would pay and pick them up when I got back in town, which I did. I like the solidity and heaviness of the wood. They sat in the garage for a while until I decided to paint them last week.
 There they are all painted white. I only used a regular cheap prime and paint spray paint. I did not have to sand them and they covered beautifully. I did not want to spend a lot of money since they were just going to sit outside.
 Then I distressed them a little, only a little, and waxed them.

 It took me about 30 min. per day for three days to work on them and then they were ready to be moved to the front porch.




 Here is the other side of the front porch. When I get in the mood, I think I will paint the pair of bamboo occasional tables white too. You can't see the other one but it is on the other side of the rocking chair.


 
 

 I like that little swing. I placed 2 pumpkin candles on it.
 See that hanging plant? Does anybody know what it is called? I bought it last spring from a plant nursery and it keeps producing babies which I replant so I have them all over. I could never grow any hanging plant here because I seldom come to the front to water. I thought this will  be perfect here because it does not like to be watered too much. I have only seen one of them produce little white flowers on a very long stem, which resembled an orchid.
 Here is a close up.
Thank you so much for stopping by. I really appreciate you all especially the hostesses.
 
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BTW, I would like to thank Kathryn for featuring my DR and FR Fall Decor last week. I am so honored, Kathryn. Thanks a lot!
 
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17 comments:

Jeannie Marie said...

It is such an amazing difference with new paint on the tables. They updated beautifully. I hope you find out about the plant. I need plants that rarely need water!!

Sally said...

It's something how paint and effort can help. I like the blue touches on your porch.

I have no idea about the plant, but it sure is happy.

Happy Blue Monday, Christine!

The Decorative Dreamer said...

Hi Christine! How wonderful! They look great now revived in white. I love how sturdy they are too and that you gave them a distessed look. They are perfect for outdoors. What a great find!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Love the blue accents here and there.

Mother in Blue

Marigene said...

Those tables came out awesome, Christine.
Is your plant a type of spider/airplane plant?

acreativeharbor.com said...

Great refinishing work and lovely photos for HBM ~ carol ^_^

Vel Criste said...

Love how you tied them all together Christine!! Your front porch is simply a dream - well-decorated and cozy! Love your windows and shutters too! Great job dear!

Linda Primmer said...

What a great transformation. They look great in a distressed white.
Your porch looks lovely. Not sure about the hanging plant. xo Linda

Neesie said...

Wow they look fantastic Christine ;D
What a difference you've made...giving them a whole new life.
Your porch looks like a nice place to sit and rest awhile.
Sorry I can't help with the plant naming but I'm sure someone will know.
Happy Blue Monday to you :D

Jeanne said...

Well, I think you deserve kudos for doing a great job that makes your porch all the more charming. I love the size of your porch as well. So well done.
xo, Jeanne

beccagivens said...

Great job!! Love the new look and your touches on the front porch.

Visiting from MOM

beccagivens said...

Great job!! Love the new look and your touches on the front porch.

Visiting from MOM

FABBY'S LIVING said...

Oh boy Chris, you did a marvelous job with those pretty but rustic tables! I love them in White and all your Fall arrangements and elements you chose for your front porch. Very cozy and inviting! Thank you for dropping by to check the FC post.
Hugs,
FABBY

Joy H said...

Very comfy looking porch. Love all the special touches. :) Happy Monday!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Your porch is fabulous and I love the tables. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

lorik said...

Interesting series and touches of orange and pattern. Thanks for sharing on Mandarin Orange Monday #61.

Traci said...

I'm playing catch up with my blog reading. Love your front porch! The tables look great.

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