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Outdoor drinks table

Transform an old wooden planter box into a stylish outdoor drinks table with a little bit of help from Resene.

Make an outside drinks table

Ways with wood with Mark Rayner - Project 62

Difficulty level: Moderate

  • Bucket
  • Garden hose with clean running water
  • Garden sprayer
  • Old wooden planter box (ours was part bare wood, and partly previously stained)
  • Paintbrush
  • Paint stirrer
  • Piece of clear acrylic cut to fit over the planter box
  • Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Kandinsky

To get the look: Mark painted the background house wall with Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Aqua.

Other ideas: For a crisp white effect paint the planter box with a subtle combination of Resene Quarter Alabaster and Resene Double Alabaster.

Step 1 Step one
Mix one part Resene Moss & Mould Killer to five parts clean water in the garden sprayer. Saturate the planter box with the solution. Leave for 48 hours.
Step 2 Step two
Mix one part Resene Timber and Deck Wash to three parts clean water. Wearing rubber gloves, scrub the solution into the planter box and then rinse thoroughly with clean water and allow to dry.
Step 3 Step three
Carefully stir the Resene Wood Primer.
Step 4 Step four
Apply one coat of Resene Wood Primer to the planter box and allow to dry.
Step 5 Step five
Carefully stir the Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Kandinsky.
Step 6 Step six
Apply two coats of Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Kandinsky to the outside of the planter box, allowing two hours for each coat to dry.
Step 7 Step seven
Carefully stir the Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Nourish.
Step 8 Step eight
Apply two coats of Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Nourish to the inside and top edge of the planter box, allowing two hours for each coat to dry. Place the piece of clear acrylic on top to form the table top.

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