My grandparents passed away a few years ago. I was very close to my grandparents and I have lots of memories with them. My family would go up to my grandparents house every Sunday evening and there we would visit with them and my other aunts, uncles and cousins. We were together on holidays which included a lot of BBQ's. When my dad's parents passed away I got the picnic table that sat on my grandparents patio and was involved in many of those BBQ's. We have had it for a few years now and it has been fine but it was older and rough and it needed a little TLC. I finally decided to tackle this project of refinishing the table. I had put it off because it was so intimidating to me to try and refinish. I know some of you out there are probably laughing right now wondering how something like this could be intimidating, but for me it was. This is the before picture of the table:
It was weather-worn, the legs on the benches were loose and it needed a good sanding. I decided I wanted to paint it instead of stain it. I sanded it down real good with
my hand sander (I wish I had a hand sander) my dad's hand sander, tightened the legs so they weren't loose anymore and then got to work on painting.
This is how it turned out. I am so excited with it. I wish I would have been brave and just done it a few years ago. Our family eats outside all the time in the summer, I love to BBQ so now having the table in better condition just makes it that much more enjoyable! I even put a little wording on the one side.