Yesterday I noticed a friend of mine pinned an awesome Little Tikes Picnic Table Re-Do…. the tutorial originally came from Caroline’s Crafty Corner and I decided to try it out for myself. After all I had the same exact sun faded picnic table just sitting in my back yard – so why not? Hehe.
LITTLE TIKES PICNIC TABLE RE-DO
MATERIALS & TOOLS:
Little Tikes/Step 2 Picnic Table
Krylon Fusion Spray Paint
Stapler & Staples
1.) Get a picnic table! I got this one a few years ago at a garage sale for $3… it was already starting to fade and the yellow had little crackly lines all over it, but it served it’s purpose in our back yard for the time being. Check garage sales, Craigslist ads, thrift stores… you are bound to find one cheap.
2.) Using the screwdriver take it apart. There are only 8 screws. At this point I grabbed the garden hose and sprayed it down because there were gross spider webs and dirt in the cracks. Then I waited for it to dry in the sun.
3.) Using the Krylon Fusion Spray Paint I painted the two end greenish pieces a dark brown. I made sure to cover the entire thing and painted both sides. This paint is dry to the touch in 15 minutes, can be handled in one hour, and becomes chip resistant in 7 days.
4.) While the paint was drying I headed inside with the table top and bench seats. I wrapped them completely in fabric and stapled it to each piece. Some of the corners were a bit difficult because of the rounded edges. After I had them covered in the fabric I did the same with the clear vinyl.
5.) Once the bench seats and table top were completely covered in fabric and vinyl I reassembled the table. Since I chose to not use the little caps that went over the screws the screws were not too small and would go right through the holes, so I just added washers and was good to go.
And now once I get the million bins of girls clothing out of my living room the girls will have a great place to eat, color, and play that can easily be wiped clean. Plus it fits in with my décor…. that is something that can’t be said about the vast majority of kids products! Plus the girls love it.
And the great thing about this project is you can use any print fabric and color paint to make it completely unique to your house! Happy crafting!