One day I was sitting outside staring at our old patio table. Like a lot of things in our home the table was rescued from the trash heap. It was given to us when my mom moved from a house into an apartment. It worked out great for us, because at the time all we had was a plastic patio table that had seen better days. I would go to department stores and pine over all the elaborate outdoor furniture. Fancy Fire pits, gazebo’s etc. OK so I am a bit of a dreamer, since there was no way I could afford any of it! Of course that didn’t stop yours truly from stealing a good idea or two from my window shopping and making my own “shabby shiek” version. I had some left over mosaic tiles so I thought I would add a little “bling” to the table’s edges. If you are really an adventurous type, you could actually add the tiles to the whole table. For the job I used a Grout and adhesive in one. There are varying opinions on the internet regarding the use of this product and whether it works as well as grout and adhesive do independently. I find that it has worked well for the smaller tile projects I have completed. The table has been out in all weather conditions and I have not lost one tile so I find that the combo product has held up pretty well. I used small mosaic tiles along with decorative glass marbles I purchased at dollar tree. I think this small change gave the table a lot more character. Also, another money saving tip: If you want to save money on a table umbrella, the beach umbrella’s work just as well and are $10-$20 (and even more in some cases) less than the actual table umbrella’s.
I may not be able to afford that fancy gazebo, but through some ingenuity I can have my own little backyard oasis at a discount!