Create a beautiful Garden Table out of an old table in a day. I love this super easy DIY and you can get creative using other pieces of furniture too. The finished product you see here was actually done by Lisa Samples of Life With Lisa

Repurposed Garden Table

photo credit: Lisa Samples,

We’re going to keep this simple!

Required Supplies:

  • Old desk or table
  • Sander or sand paper ( I have 2 sanders, the Black & Decker Micro Mouse Sander and the Dewalt Heavy-Duty Palm Sander- depending on the job)
  • Paint (color you’ll want the table)
  • Chalkboard Spray Paint
  • Plywood (size depends on your opening)
  • Saw (Table saw, circular saw-whatever saw you’re comfortable using)
  • Screws and cordless screwdriver
  • White marker pen
  • Find old table/desk (this table was missing drawers)
  • Sand table
  • Paint or stain to your desired color
  • Cut a piece of wood to cover the missing drawer area
  • Paint piece of wood with chalkboard paint
  • Attach to table with painted side facing out  (with screws)
  • Write whatever you want using white marker pen

Done! You now have a super cute Garden Table that you made yourself!


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July 25, 2013

Repurposed Old Table Transformed to a Garden Table

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  1. Ellen Christian

    July 25th, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Wow that is just so cute! I love it!

  2. Jamie

    July 25th, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    How cool – Now I need to go check the trash in the neighborhood!! 🙂 Pinned & Tweeted!

  3. Dawn

    July 25th, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Awesome! I need this for my back porch! I will be looking out for some trash to to turn ito treasures for sure!

  4. Rose Powell

    July 28th, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    How neat, see I would have never “bought” or thought to “fill in” the drawer space and use it as something else.

  5. Mag@GirlyCreation

    July 28th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    This is nice to give a new life and new task for the old desk. Neat!