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A Simple And Easy Way To Improve The Look Of An Outside Table.

a simple and easy way to improve the look of an outside table

A couple of weeks ago I was working from home and the weather was so bad that the wind got hold of my parasol in the garden and lifted it up, like something out of a Mary Poppins film! then came crashing down and shattered into a million pieces all over the patio, I couldn’t believe it! A simple and easy way to improve the look way to of an outside table and not wanting to spend a fortune on buying a new one, I suggested to my hubby that we could use a few of the tiles that we bought for our kitchen floor, another job on our list of to do’s! 😉

a simple and easy way to improve the look of an outside table

As you can see it had totally shattered and I spent hours clearing it all away, I was still at it a few days later it went everywhere, a bloody nightmare! and with having Little man and Molly I had to make sure there all the glass was cleared away.

a simple and easy way to improve the look of an outside table

A few days later when the weather picked up my hubby cracked on to make me a new table top, luckily for us we didn’t have to buy anything as our house as been like a building site for over two years and my hubby doesn’t throw anything away, unlike me!

So he measured the size of the table top and cut the marine plywood, we had left from boarding our kitchen floor, down to size.

a simple and easy way to improve the look of an outside table

Then using the tiles we’d already bought he arranged the tiles on top of the plywood to see how we wanted them to look and to measure for the cuts. After they were all cut to size my hubby then applied pre-mixed tile adhesive, which we also had in 😉 and laid them down using tile spacers for even gaps. After 24hours when the tile adhesive had dried he then used a light grey grout to fill in the gaps using a grout float for an even and smooth finish.

a simple and easy way to improve the look of an outside table

a simple and easy way to improve the look of an outside table

This was little man and me today enjoying our new look table top, I was so pleased how it turned out, and it has totally changed the way the whole patio set looks,plus it does give me an idea of what my kitchen floor will look like when hubby gets round to doing it 😉 and I think I would go a little darker with the grey grout on my floor, so not to show every little bit of dirt, not that I’m trying to get out of cleaning it’s just is a bug bear of mine when grout starts to discolour, so there’s an upside too the outside table being shattered.

It has also made the table a lot more study and I feel it’s so much safer with my little man now climbing up on everything he can! I have to give my good friend Sarah of https://extraordinarychaos.com/ a mention as it was because of seeing a post Sarah did that I thought of using tiles for my outside table,so thanks for the idea 🙂

I think it’s a really simple and easy way of improving the look of an outside table and would love to know what you think? We hope to enjoy sitting round our new and improved table through the summer here’s to many more sunny day’s 🙂

Love

Mandy x

 

 

 

 

 

Mandy J McDonald

Author: Mandy J McDonald

A UK Family Lifestyle & Days Out Blogger – Sharing our mini family adventures & my love for all home and garden inspirations with lots of tips & tricks!!!

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  1. Reply
    Daisy - Dais Like These
    July 6, 2017 at 6:35 am

    Love it! Very creative and fab to not have to buy new!

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      Mandy J McDonald
      July 7, 2017 at 8:37 am

      Aww thanks Daisy it does feel good saving pennies ?xxx

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    Emma
    July 6, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Such a fab idea! It looks really good!

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      Mandy J McDonald
      July 7, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Aww thanks Emma really appreciate that xxx

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    Donna Vallance
    July 6, 2017 at 7:43 am

    Oh Mandy I love it! And those tiles are perfect too.

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      Mandy J McDonald
      July 7, 2017 at 10:34 am

      Aww thanks Donna looking forward to getting my kitchen floor done next ?xx

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    MrsS
    July 6, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    What an absolutely fabulous idea and the table looks wonderful! I love to use the Annie Sloan paint on everything … but have never thought of using tiles. Love it!

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      Mandy J McDonald
      July 7, 2017 at 10:40 am

      Aww thanks Katy really appreciate it, the tiles make the table so much sturdier so a plus for when little man is climbing up on it ?xxx

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    Tiffany Locke
    September 8, 2017 at 4:42 am

    Thanks for the information on how your husband repaired your table top using some leftover plywood from your kitchen floor and some tiles. Finding ways to improve and fix what you have would be useful to save money and still have your furniture look great. I’d imagine that using something like a metal table topper could also work to repair something like this.

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      Mandy J McDonald
      September 10, 2017 at 11:03 am

      Hi Tiffany, Thanks for your comment and yes I think that’s a great idea using a metal table topper it gives a total different look! I’m all into saving money when it comes to repairs. I’d rather spend in other ways that all the family can benefit from 🙂 xxx

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