I think changing out the fabric really made the biggest difference.
I used an indoor/outdoor fabric so it would be better at repelling stains. I even tested it by rubbing some of my chocolate birthday cake on a swatch. Came right out with a little water. This is Waverly’s Sun N Shade, Lovely Lattice Lagoon.
And here is a before of the top.
And the nice, smooth after.
To paint the table, I used a tutorial on Centsational Girl found here. She does a really great job explaining what she used and how to paint it. I used the same paint and everything for the chairs as well. FYI, I really wish that I would have bought the spray primer that she uses. It would have saved a lot of time, especially on the chairs. They were a pain!
And just for fun, here she is again. Look at what I did!!! 🙂
Stay tuned for some other craigslist finds that I plan on painting!