Outdoor Side Table Details

Last week, I shared my outdoor space reveal with you, and I mentioned that the little striped table was built by my super handy hubby. Today, let's take a look at how this little table came to be. 

I'm not going to give you a detailed step-by-step on this, it will be more of a simple overview since we used scrap wood and extra paint to create the entire thing. So, that being said, here are the dimensions of our table: the top is 19.5"x19.5" and the legs are 20"  long. The top is just a scrap piece of mdf and the legs and braces are spindles off my parents' deck.

Simple DIY Scrap Wood Outdoor Side Table

We didn't worry about getting all fancy and hiding the screws, it adds to the simple charm of the table. There is one screw in each corner of the top going into each leg. On each leg we marked 10" and put two of the braces facing each other above the line and two below. Offsetting the braces was necessary so that we wouldn't cross the screws, also it adds visual interest, as well as giving us the option of adding a shelf later if we choose to.

Once it was all together, I gave it a couple of coats of white paint to serve as the base color. It looks like a whole new table already!

Simple White Outdoor Table - DIY

After the base color dried I taped off a random stripe pattern on the top, and then dug through my paint stash for a couple of fun colors.

Painting Stripes on a Scrap Wood Outdoor Table

I chose navy blue to bring one of our indoor colors to the outdoor space, and a bright citron for some fun!
This took a couple of coats, and honestly probably could have used one more, but I am impatient, and I like the perfectly imperfect look. 

This is an outdoor table, so it will need to be sealed. But, the Kansas humidity is keeping me from doing that at the moment, so I move it inside if it looks like we are going to get any rain for now.

Painting Stripes on a Scrap Wood Outdoor Table

Then came my favorite part, pulling off the tape to reveal these fun stripes! (Please tell me I am not the only one who loves pulling up painters tape!) 

Simple DIY Navy, White and Citron Outdoor Table

Navy, White and Citron Outdoor Table - Scrap Wood

Navy, White and Citron Outdoor Table - DIY

This table is the perfect size for our space and cost me $0! Have you created any furniture or home decor out of scrap wood you just had lying around?


  1. Looks fantastic! I would love it if you joined and contribute your awesome posts at my link party at City of Creative Dreams, starts on Fridays :D Hope to see you there at City of Creative Dreams Link Party.


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