DIY – Front Porch Table

Happy Monday everyone!  How was your weekend?  We celebrated my brother’s birthday on Saturday and Sunday was low key and a bit rainy.  It gave me a reason to stay in side and do a little housework.  When it’s sunny out I find every reason in the book to be outside.

I needed a coffee-type table to sit in front of my bench on the front porch and have had trouble finding anything I like and doesn’t cost too much.  I ended up buying 2of the $11.00 glass tables from Rite Aid and did some creative crafting.  Here’s what they look like now.


Here’s the before and after.

Before After

Here’s what you need to make them.

  • Table or tables
  • Contact or wallpaper
  • Scissors and exactor knife
  • Modge Podge
  • Spray Adhesive
  • Spar Varnish Spray

I used contact paper and left the backing on it.  Roll the paper over the top of the table and using your thumbnail make and indent of the paper around the outer edge of the glass.  Cut with scissors.  Spray the adhesive on the tabletop and roll the cut contact paper on it.  Use a credit card, paint roller or anything else you have on hand to force any bubbles out.  Let dry.  Add to coats of modge podge to the table top, letting dry between each coat.  Add 2 coats of Spar Varnish Spray.  This is the seam sealant that is used for marine work and will ensure protection against the weather.  It’s easy to complete in a weekend.

Here’s some more pics.  Don’t you love my bench cushion and pillows?  WalMart!  and I love them! And yes, the plants aren’t actually planted yet.  There just sitting in the pots.

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In the summer, our front porch cools down in the evening and there’s a nice soft breeze.  This will be the perfect place for an evening chat.  Do you have a favorite place to sit outside at your house?


I may be linking up to some of the following parties this week:

Wow Us Wednesday @ Savvy Southern Style, Tip Junkie, Home Stories A to Z

Shabby Creek Cottage, Katherines Corner, Serenity Now

TT & J,,,

4 responses to “DIY – Front Porch Table

  1. Those look great! I always see those tables with the frosty glass on top, but didn’t ever like the look of them. What a great way to spruce them up to match the other outdoor decor!

  2. Your way of telling all in this post is truly good, every one can effortlessly know
    it, Thanks a lot.

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