Patio lounge table is an outdoor accent made from thrift store furniture, vintage wallpaper and spray paint. The vibrant design stimulates conversation and always stays in bloom. The low height makes it a great kids table. You will need; (4) swiveling casters, (4) 1/4-20 x 1 1/2" screws, (4) 1/4-20 threaded furniture inserts, umbrella and umbrella base are optional, wallpaper paste + primer, water-based polyurethane clear.
Step 1: Find + Modify Furniture
Find a used coffee table, remove the top and add swiveling casters.
Step 2: Add Table Top
Find a 48" diameter dining room table. Remove the legs and position the top over the base. Measure and drill four pilot holes where the top will be screwed into the base legs. Drill a hole in the center of the table top for an umbrella (optional). After drilling the pilot holes, remove the top and drill 5/16" diameter "thru holes" and countersink for 1/4-20 screws.
Step 3: Add Threaded Inserts
Drill-out pilot holes in base legs to accommodate a 1/4-20, threaded furniture insert. Four (4) required.
Step 4: Threaded Insert Detail
Detail photo of the threaded furniture insert.
Step 5: Spray Paint + Prep Top
Spray paint the top, sides and bottom of the top with black spray paint. This should be considered a decorative step intended to seal the wood from moisture. Apply a coat of latex primer or wallpaper primer to the top surface only.
Step 6: Cut Wallpaper
Find some vintage wallpaper, consider a pattern of multiple papers and draw cut-lines on the table top as a positioning guide. Cut all wallpaper appliques to finish size, but allow the ends to hang over the outside edge.
Step 7: Apply Wallpaper
Using a foam roller, pour paste to back of wallpaper and roll-out smooth. Lay on top, position and with a plastic squeegee, smooth-out and squeeze out excess glue. Clean excess glue with wet sponge or rag as you go.
Step 8: Apply More Wallpaper
Step 9: Trim Wallpaper
After all the wallpaper is applied, trim the outside edge with a razor blade.
Step 10: Top Clear Coat
With masking tape, create a "fence" or "dam" along all the outside edges. Liberally pour-in clear, water-based polyurethane to provide a durable, thick, weatherproof top coat. For a more aggressive method, surfboard resin could be used as a substitute.