Fancy Patio Table

I wish I could remember why I felt the need to buy this table. I remember being in Value Village and I remember not wanting to leave it behind but why exactly who knows.


That was nearly a year ago, I only remember the exact date because it was my birthday and I was thrift store shopping to celebrate.

Since it’s purchase this table has led a precarious existence, mostly balancing our drinks. During this time we managed to spray paint the top of it white which improved the original laminate wood top slightly. But we weren’t just going to settle for a paint job.

We thought we could make use of the no longer accepted penny, but it just did not work out.


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The pennies just weren’t fitting on there properly so we just ended up with a lot of clean shiny pennies (FYI: Coke does a great job cleaning up pennies). After the failed penny attempt (long after) inspiration finally struck.

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This is wrapping paper. I got it from Winners, it is the best wrapping paper I have ever bought, it cuts like a dream. All we did was mod podge it onto the top of the table. We added a layer of varatheyne to give it some durability, and now so much prettier!

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It makes the perfect outdoor side table and is small enough to fit on our narrow condo balcony. Now it balances our drinks and looks pretty doing it.