Children's Picnic Table Makeover
Posted By
Ruthie Tabone
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Materials Needed: 
  • Medium Spray Shelter
  • Super Finish Max
  • Primer
  • Spray Paint
  • Cricut Maker
  • Vinyl
  • Outdoor Modge Podge

Project Steps


Today I wanted to share with you a project that is a second-time makeover.  Last month, I shared an end table that has had many makeovers.  I wanted to give an old Little Tikes table new life so I decided to give it another makeover.  You can head on over to my blog to see how it has held up throughout the years.

Step 1

Long story short, our old neighbors left this outside with a free sign on it right before they moved.  I looked online for the longest time to buy a used one.  People wanted a lot of money for a used one and I wasn't willing to pay that.  I wanted to redo it and I couldn't bring myself to spend too much on something I was going to paint.

Step 2

You can see the full tutorial on my blog but I used spray paint to give this old picnic table new life.  I did this in 2015 and it held up fairly well over the next couple years.

Step 3

Unfortunately, we got a little lazy and didn't store it inside during the last two winters.  This obviously caused some very noticeable wear and tear to the table.  This time around I plan to put it in storage during those cold, snowy months.  

I wanted to try a little different of a process for the makeover.  I really wanted to test the paint's longevity.  I grabbed my go-to HomeRight Medium Spray Shelter and Super Finish Max Sprayer to get the job done right!

Step 4

I gave the table a very light sand before I started to paint. This was mainly to get the chipped paint off of the table.  I also grabbed my favorite primer.  Zinsser Bulls Eye 1-2-3 Primer can be used on ANY surface.  The best part is you don't need to sand anything either!  I thought it was the perfect job to get this paint to stick to the picnic table!

Step 5

I poured the primer into the sprayer container and then I was ready to go.  You may want to consider thinning the primer a little bit.  It's a very thick primer. 

Step 6

I flipped the table upside down and began the spraying process.                                                                                                         

Step 7

I continued the painting process by flipping the table around in all directions.  I made sure to not set it on wet paint and I strategically painted each area of the table.

Step 8

Once it was finished I let the primer dry for a couple of hours.                                                                                                                                               

Step 9

I grabbed some gloss pink spray paint and coated the entire table with the paint.  It's always good to make sure your spray paint works with the type of material you are spraying.  Plastic, in my instance.

Step 10

After the pink paint was dry, I cut out a triangle design on my Cricut Maker.  I added the design to the top of the table and the top of the 2 seats.

Step 11

To give the table extra protection I coated the top of it with Outdoor Modge Podge.  I wanted to use this to not only give the paint extra protection, but also to make sure the vinyl design didn't start to peel.

Step 12

It's such a fun, bright design for my little girls!  And it turned out great!                                                                                   

Step 13

I feel like I need to dress my daughter up as Pebbles from The Flintstones!  This design seems to be right out of that show! Ha!  Didn't realize that until it was finished!

Step 14

Thanks so much for hanging out with me today!  Head on over to my blog, Refashionably Late for tons of DIY projects and home decor inspiration!  I'll see you next month for another DIY project using my favorite DIY tools from HomeRight!

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How to Quickly Paint and Remodel a Plastic Picnic Table Using a HomeRight Super Finish Max Paint Sprayer

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