This thing cost me $5 at a garage sale last Friday.
Total shocker, right? I mean, it's in such pristine condition...
I know, I know. Not.
It's certainly a little worse for the wear, but it was the perfect size for our patio - where I wanted a cart or a table for drinks, BBQ prep, snacks, stuff like that.
I originally thought I'd paint it, but the truth is, I really kinda like the greenish yellow thing it had going on. And painting can be a pain.
So I stopped at the fabric store and picked up some fabric with a plastic laminate over the top. And, using spray adhesive with a very light touch, I applied some of said fabric (Moda Fabrics, Odyssea collection) to the top.
And you know, it's still not the most perfect thing in town, but I love it.
This stuff is the coolest damask pattern ever. Look closely, right there in the middle of the pattern. Fish!
Yeah, I kinda love it. Though, unless I seal it in some way, it'll probably only last me a season, then I'll have to find another plastic-laminated fabric or oilcloth to cover it with. But for now, I am instantly gratified.
Now to finish the other 99.9% of the patio and yard... no "instant" about that.