I am sharing my tips for refreshing outdoor furniture.
There is something so symbolic about a picnic table.
They just seem to scream summer.
We’ve had this old picnic table for many years now.
I think it has traveled with us to three different homes. It was originally a hand-me-down from my previous school; they were getting rid of these old picnic tables and I thought it would be the perfect thing for extra guests when we had summer get togethers.
The last few years it’s been in pretty rough shape and in desperate need of a makeover, so we rarely used it. You can probably tell by the shape it was in that it wouldn’t have been the most appealing place for anyone to sit to enjoy a summertime snack or meal….
On reviving this old relic…
I started by cleaning it up…
I chose a dark marine blue to complement the zillion other blues that we have going on outside… it’s never a secret what my favourite colour is. This one is called Captain’s Quarters.
The best part? This new outdoor paint by Premier Paints has a built in primer! I can’t tell you how exciting that is. No one wants to spend an extra moment of their precious summer priming anything!
I chose a semi-gloss finish for extra durability and washability…
I honestly could not believe how great the paint coverage was. With a good, even coat of paint it looked like new! I was shocked at how well it covered over the white in one coat. I gave it a second touch up in a few spots, but the surfaces looked super solid in the first application.
Which is perfect because summer is about enjoying, not working, right?
I love the solid glossy feel of the finish and the amazing coverage.
The picnic table truly looks totally refreshed.
Now I just have to decide where to put it!
There are so many little nooks in our beautiful yard. The dock? Under the deck? The front yard? Out in the back yard?
Hmm… too bad we only have one!
If you have any DIY paint projects coming up, I definitely recommend giving the new Premier Paint line from Canadian Tire a try. I was truly impressed with the quality of the paint; the smooth application, the coverage, and the finished look. I’ll definitely be using it again.
In fact… I think I have a couple of adirondack chairs that could use a little refresh in this colour…
Thanks to Canadian Tire for the opportunity to partner on this project. All thoughts, opinions, and ideas are 100% my own!