Earlier this month I shared with you how we finally finished of our farmhouse front porch with the help of DIY projects, and are loving the relaxing space. This post is another DIY focused on the outdoor space, and gives us an inexpensive solution for outdoor eating. While we don’t do tons of eating outdoors (pig buildings = lots of flies) we still use the tables for entertaining and activities.
We started off with inexpensive wooden picnic tables from a nearby lumber yard. Each spring the lumber yard will build several and sell them until they are gone. Very reasonably priced, and sturdy, I bought four so they could be used in our barn during classes and outside during barn sales and kid parties.
They arrived functional, but of course I couldn’t just leave them like that. I was pretty sure that they needed a good whitewashing.
We used exterior paint, that was water-based, and mixed up some whitewash.
After the first coat you could still see the grain, but it was still really light. So we ended up doing two coats of whitewash.
Two coats of the paint, using the same whitewash technique that I share over here, and these tables were sturdy, economical, and beautiful! I’m one happy farm wife!