One of my favorite part of our newly finished outdoor space is our coffee table!
I’m not a huge fan of buying furniture in sets, but when you are purchasing outdoor furniture everything comes in set form. When I picked out the sectional I knew I was going to have to do something to the coffee table to break it up. I thought of painting it, but didn’t want to mess with the finish. I also thought of getting a slipcover for it, but that would be pricey and seemed silly for an outdoor piece of furniture that would constantly have drinks on it.
Then I remembered this DIY project we tackled during the holidays and I knew it would work for the coffee table top. Plus it would be super cheap! You only need 2 cans of spray paint and could be removed with acetone if you hated it.
STEP 1: Before you get started make sure your glass is clean and dry. We decided to make diagonal stripes so we used a piece of string to mark the center of our glass.
STEP 2: Once we knew where our center was we started applying our painters tape. To make things easy we applied tape to the entire piece of glass.
STEP 3: We wanted a nice thick stripe which meant each stripe was 2 widths of tape. So we simply left two stripes of tape and then removed two stripes of tape from corner to corner.
STEP 4: In order to certain that we didn’t have any bleed thru we applied a 3rd piece of tape in between our sections of 2 pieces of tape.
STEP 5: Spray paint your first color. We recommend doing your darkest color first. Do 2 coats and let it dry between coats.
This is what it will look like right side up. The dark blue color is our spray paint color and the paler blue is the painters tape.
STEP 6: Once your paint is dry remove tape. You will now have your layer of colored stripes and then empty glass stripes.
STEP 7: On that same side of the glass you will now apply your second color of paint. We went with white. The white will then cover over the entire back of the glass including the blue stripes you just made.
STEP 8: Flip over and enjoy!
So easy and it makes quite the impact!