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Monday, July 5, 2010






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This is how our gazebo has looked for years. The table was never easy to clean with the deck stain we originally put on it, so I put a tarp over it, which was ok.... for awhile.  

I always felt it needed dressing up, so this is what I did: 

I painted the table with brown exterior latex paint and then painted on the flower and stenciled edges with acrylic paint. I sealed the whole top with concrete sealer. It has come through one winter just fine, so I think it will be alright.

I made some curtain rods to fit out of 3/8” steel rod and I painted telephone insulators [the kind that attaches to the house] to use as brackets. 

The “curtains” are shower curtains, which I got on clearance for $5.00 a set. I used some black hair bands [‘cause Walmart didn’t have black elastic] which I sewed into the tiebacks. I painted fence insulators and attached them to the outside of the posts to hook the tiebacks to.

The final touch when I get around to it is to make some matching cushions for the benches.

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  1. The whole makeover is very nice, but the shower curtains were a stroke of genius!

  2. @Life in Rehab, Thanks, I figured if you can use them for a shower, they should withstand the elements. I guess time will tell.

  3. What a fantastic makeover! I love your ingenuity.

    Thanks for linking up with us over at The CSI Project.


  4. Shower curtains? What a fabulous idea! Did anyone else notice that even the car in the picture looks like an upgrade? LOL :D Great job on the table, too. What led you to concrete sealant? ((fellow CSI crafter))

  5. @KatrinkaJane, HAHAHA, the cars in the photos belong to 2 of my children. Are you referring to the concrete sealant on the table? I figured if it was good for concrete outdoors, why not over painted wood. What the heck, I had nothing to lose. I could always repaint it!

  6. This is brilliant. Love that you used shower curtains: frugal & pretty that's my kind of project! Would love it if you would link up to Fabulous Friday (open till Monday) linky party on our blog!
    Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com


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