DIY Bistro Table Makeover

With just a bit of paint you can make a cheap bistro set feel like you're in Palm Springs! Click through for full tutorial.Happy Monday friends! And boy am I excited to kick off this week with a colorful makeover! I’ve been thinking about what to do with my ugly patio space since moving to Philly. Seriously, did you see the before? Of course when it came down to making a move I stuck with a classic rule, when in doubt, add color. Lots and lots of color. Here’s how I did it:

Time: 3.5 hours
Materials: DecoArt Outdoor Living Paint, bistro set, paint roller, foam brushes

With just a bit of paint you can make a cheap bistro set feel like you're in Palm Springs! Click through for full tutorial. Durable paint is key for this project! DecoArt’s Outdoor Living paint is great because you don’t need a sealer and it comes in such beautiful colors! I used wildflower, sunset, harvest, adirondack, and turquoise sky. You can the other colors available here or just head to JoAnn’s (select stores) or AC Moore (all stores) to see them in person.

With just a bit of paint you can make a cheap bistro set feel like you're in Palm Springs! Click through for full tutorial. For all the white areas I used a paint roller. This not only helped save time, but it helped the paint go on smoothly and streak-free. I used one and a half 8oz containers total (with second coats and touch ups).

With just a bit of paint you can make a cheap bistro set feel like you're in Palm Springs! Click through for full tutorial. For the smaller colorful areas, I just used foam brushes! I recommend having pieces of paper on hand so that you can have something to stick in between the slats while painting (so you don’t accidentally paint on the wrong section).

With just a bit of paint you can make a cheap bistro set feel like you're in Palm Springs! Click through for full tutorial. This project took a bit longer than most others that I’ve done, but I’m so thrilled with the end results! It’s much more colorful and my style AND I didn’t have to spend a ton of money to get that result. I’d love to know what you think. Have you have painted furniture before? What was you experience?

Oh! And I just had to cover up that ugly concrete wall. Had to. Since I rent, I used sidewalk chalk and it worked nicely! Not sure how long it will last in the rain, but it’s something that I’ll certainly do again in the future, especially if I’m entertaining guests.

With just a bit of paint you can make a cheap bistro set feel like you're in Palm Springs! Click through for full tutorial.

With just a bit of paint you can make a cheap bistro set feel like you're in Palm Springs! Click through for full tutorial.

With just a bit of paint you can make a cheap bistro set feel like you're in Palm Springs! Click through for full tutorial.

With just a bit of paint you can make a cheap bistro set feel like you're in Palm Springs! Click through for full tutorial.

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  • Carrie Waller

    Wow!! Major impact! I LOVEEEE how this turned out!

    • OMG thanks Carrie! Im so happy to have a little color in my “backyard” now!

  • Jeran McConnel

    I love seeing all those Crafted Life signature colors all on one piece!

  • Amy

    Too fun! I’m ready for some drinks and chips + salsa on that fun patio area!

    • You are welcome here ANY time Amy! You just let me know and I’ll even spring for guac ;)

  • I absolutely love this! The color palette is so perfect!

    • YAY! Thank you so much Sarah! I couldn’t choose just one so I kinda did what the Saguaro did :)

  • Oh Rachel this is the happiest patio EVER! Love!

  • OMG this is so cute!! :) Love it!! xx

  • Jennie @ Little Girl Designs

    LOVE this! The colors make me so happy. :) Thanks for sharing!

  • Diana

    It’s so good.

    xo, Diana