DIY: Plastic Picnic Table Makeover

Fotor0908120615 copy copySummer means BBQ’s and family gatherings in the backyard.  With Olivia’s cousins coming to visit this coming weekend, a DIY projects were in order.  IMG_1176-001 copyI found this picnic table on the side of the road about to be picked up by a dump truck.  One persons trash is another persons treasures, right?  IMG_1196-1Jamie had a wonderful, little supervisor as he took the table apart.  It was easier to take the table apart in order to spray paint using two different colors.  Screws and bolts held each piece together so a screwdriver or drill will help.Fotor0908115953 copyJamie picked out two “coastal” Valspar for indoor/outdoor plastic spray paint and primer colors.  It took two good coats to really cover it and then one final coat of Rustoleum clear glossy finish spray to protect it.  IMG_1344 copyI think it turned out super cute!Fotor0908120347 copyAnd the most important person loves it too!



Day 7: YUM

home reno

I don’t want everyday this month to be about boring construction.  So here is a cute little project I completed this weekend.


I found this adorable YUM sign at Target for 24.99 a few months back.  I wanted to fill this very narrow wall in our kitchen/dining area and it was a perfect fit.  The only problem, I hated how dark it was on my kitchens all white walls.  It was not subtle.  And I like subtle.

Solution: SPRAY PAINT!  I love a good spray paint transformation.


I was hesitant at first to pick this yellow because it is so bold and loud.  My mom talked me into it.  I should trust her opinion since she is an interior designer.  I ran out of drop cloths so I thought on my feet cut a trash bag in half.  I had to think fast because Olivia was napping and you never know if a nap will last 20 minutes or 4 hours.


Once I hung the letters back on the wall I realized that the screw heads were now obnoxious.  Easy fix.  I just sprayed some of the paint onto a plate and used a little paint brush to cover them with the yellow.

I love how it turned out!  It is the perfect saying for Olivia.  She is about to start trying solids in a month or two and I can only imagine how many times we will be saying yum.