Stained Outdoor Wood Table

Once again I am so excited to share with you my latest transformation.  No “Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda” on this one, I am keeping this no matter what MyLove says! 

Actually when MyLove first saw it he said, “Wow, I love it – I think it’s Teak Wood”  I did a little test on the bottom side first and I don’t think it is, hence the decision to stain it.
First let me tell you that I have a few Curb Alert Scouts in the area.  I love that my friends support my little habit!  Well, my friend texted me a description and address last week and I ran right over to check it out. 
This is what she saw.
The legs were still bolted on so I told myself since it was in broad daylight that I would only grab it if no power tools had to be involved.  (That’s a thought, maybe I should just carry power tools around in my car for those “just in case” times like this.   Thank goodness that the bolts easily came right out.  The table was super heavy but I was able to lift it and the chair and squeeze them into the car. 
I started sanding right away.  Don’t know why but I am just so in love with the process of seeing something so gross and discarded and patiently transforming it to reveal it’s hidden beauty.  I think everything has potential, except for the Butt Ugly Chairs!  But we won’t go there again, I promise. 
I swear, it literally took me less than an hour to sand the entire top.  That reddish paint came off super easy!
Lookin’ like there’s hope here. 
So let the staining process begin!
(While listening to some awesome music in the 100 degree heat!)
Wowza!  It cleaned up well!  I love it and like I said, it’s a keeper!
The stain really brought out the beauty in the wood and look how the Poly has made it SHINE!  
That’s what has got me HOOKED!
Isn’t it pretty up close? 
And here’s a little secret, it has a foldable leaf in it that hides away in the middle.
Smaller version for more intimate meals like there’s ever intimate meals in this household w/4 kiddos!:
And my own secret is that I didn’t paint the underside.  No one sees that, right? 
I’ve only sanded the chair a bit so it still looks a little shabby and needs a little work first to make it less rickety.  Once I finish it though I think it will look great next to the table.
I also think my Outdoor Garden Bench would look awesome behind it, don’t you think?
It looks a lot redder in the picture than it really is. 
Well, off to go ride the jet ski and then the pool.  I promised my kiddos I would only write this post and then head out to enjoy our holiday weekend. 
Maybe we can come back and have dinner on our new outdoor table! 
I am thrilled to link up to these fabulous Link Parties this week.
Happy Treasure Hunting! 
P.S.  Thanks to my new Facebook Followers this week!  I’ve enjoyed another simple way of keeping in touch with you all!


  1. Charlotte

    OMG! Why would anyone get rid of something this beautiful?

  2. chillin with Quillin

    WOWWWWWW, gorgeous,definatly would look good with the swing !!!!!
    You did an awesome job, it looks brand new!!!!

  3. debra

    visiting from Newbie party….this is unbelievable ! 🙂 Gorgeous!

  4. Debbiedoo’s

    This is fantastic Tami! Love the finished look. You sure made it from drab to fab my friend.Thanks for joining me.

  5. Diana

    Oh Tami I am very impressed with what you did with that table! It has new life. It looks gorgeous! Great job!
    Love Di ♥

  6. Dee @ A Lapin Life

    Wow! Amazing!!! You do beautiful work. I love your table.


  7. Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR

    Wow, Tami! You did great! The table looks awesome; and I can definitely see it with the bench! You have some great 'scouts'! Lol!

  8. Misti

    I love this! I can't imagine who would throw this out! You made it beautiful!

  9. Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm

    How beautiful and that hideaway center is so sweet! You sure brought that back to life!

  10. Kim Hayes

    seen this on Kammy's Korner..I LIIIIKE it!

  11. Maria Elena

    Tami, it is gorgeous! What a beautiful finish! You are so talented! Are you keeping this one? LOL You better!!! I am sorry I missed your link party this past weekend. We had company and I never even had a chance to get online! So much for having a restful Labor day weekend!!!

  12. Angie Granata

    What an amazing transformation! Simply gorgeous. Love it.

  13. Jen

    That is gorgeous! Great job!

  14. Terri @ A Creative Princess

    Tami, it's beautiful!! Thank you so much for linking up to It's a Party and guess what?! You are featured tomorrow as one of the top 5 most viewed links!

  15. The Stuff of Success

    What a terrific project! I found you at the Sasse Life Sunday Social. I am also your newest follower. Feel free to stop by and say hello. Thanks Athena

  16. Kammy’s Korner

    This is getting featured tonight!! You made this table AWESOME!


    That is so beautiful! Wow amazing job!

    Come visit my blog.



  18. Allyson Pecilunas

    WOW! You rocked that table, Tami! You are so good at curb side projects!!

  19. Stacey

    Featured you today – thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  20. Stacey

    Featured you today – thanks for linking up!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  21. ARod

    amazing job really great love the table now

  22. Vanessa


    I love free stuff! That table is amazing. Wow, I would go trashing hunting with you any time. : )

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