Sunday, April 27

Welcome To The 173rd Masterpiece Monday And a "New" Patio Table

Hi Everyone! I hope you're having a very splendid weekend. I've been busier than ever, with this project and that. Not quick, little crafts, which I love. I've been tackling big, necessary DIY Projects.  The kind that take up a lot of time and energy, but also make you so happy once they're completed!

First though, I'd like to show you our hummingbird nest in our avocado tree. The first picture I took only contained one egg. I wondered what happened, because there's usually two. The following week, there was the second egg. That makes sense, of course the mother bird would only lay one a time, duh.   Aren't they precious? We get a nest every year on this branch. 

O.K., Now that you've seen a couple of cute's some ugly ones.
 Someone gave me this antique table base for free and it's been living in the garage, waiting to be upcycled.  I absolutely love it, but I didn't have room in our house for another table.

This is the patio table we've been using. It was a free curb find. It's too big for this space and the paint is chipping. I wanted to try to repaint it, but the glass top isn't removable and would be so hard to paint.  

Here is a new curb found patio table top. Super easy to paint 
and the perfect size for our patio and the antique table base. 

 I removed the wooden nob on lower half and saved it for another project. Then hubby drilled holes in the upper and lower parts. I spray painted the base and glass top with black glossy, rust resistant outdoor paint.  I spray painted the underside of the glass.


 The table now goes with the chairs we have, which were also curb finds a few years back.  

 The top of the glass has a mirrored look and since I only sprayed the underneath, you can still see the original white detailing. 

I dressed it up with a table setting and some succulents I've been busy potting.

 All of our plants are curb finds and so are the pots! I've been transplanting a lot to make more free plants. Here are a few which I've added around the "new" patio table:

{Last Weeks Features}
Mixed Media Art by Crystelle Boutique

DIY Chalk Paint by Eddies Domesticated Life

Dream Bed by Trois Petites Filles

Linking to these Parties
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1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. Please include a direct link back to my blog party.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy or other sales sites.)
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Have a blessed week,


  1. Thank you for hosting. I love that table al fresco with the acqua plates. Have a nice week.

  2. That is a fantastic way to recycle that table base, kudos

  3. What a pleasure to read and see the photos about your solution for an outdoor eating table. Love the final result. Loved the photos. Thank you for Masterpiece Monday # 173. Have a great week.

  4. EXCELLENT save on the new-to-you outdoor table. LOVE that base and love how it was frugally obtained. Well done!!

    Your hummingbird's nest - with two precious eggs- how adorable!

    Thank you very much for hosting. Have a lovely week!

  5. What a good looking patio table. The hummingbird nest is adorable. I saw one at a friend's house last year. It was so tiny! Thanks for hosting!

  6. That beautiful antique table base looks perfect with that new glass top and it's fantastically unique and all yours! Love it, Mary! Thanks so much for hosting. Have a wonderful week.

  7. Thanks for hosting & I love the table!

  8. Beautiful blog! Thanks for hosting, I never miss it. If you get a chance, I would really appreciate it if you would stop by our newbie party that starts every Tuesday morning.

  9. How wonderful to have that sweet little nest close to your house - do let us know when the Hummingbirds hatch!!!
    What an inspiring DIY makeover!
    You are a clever collector of kerbside junk - the sold base is gorgeous and perfect for the glass top!
    I love your aqua colored glass plates - so perfect for Spring.
    I can imagine many happy hours spent around your table sipping a glass of wine or a coffee!
    Thank you Mary for hosting - I don't often have anything worthy of a post but thought I would join in this time with 'glimpses from my Easter'!

  10. Thanks for hosting, Mary. I finally made it back to your party after a couple of weeks of being way too busy for my own good. Happy Week to You! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  11. Awesome table! I can only imagine how cozy it is to sip a cup of coffee in the morning and place your breakfast on that cute table. I wonder if you also have other interesting tables inside your house. Could you please share some of them to me? Thank you so much! :)

    Wacky Brown

  12. Thank you so much for hosting! Have a great week!
    -Emily @ Simple Life of a Fire Wife

  13. I found your site from the Dedicated House Before and After Wednesday Party. I love your solution for the patio table. And the tablescape is lovely, I love the aqua plates. I joined as a follower and I thought you would not mind if I linked my last post (more Easter). We celebrate the holidays(including Easter) when they are actually going on. Have a wonderful day and thank you so much for hosting.... Candy

    1. Hi Candy, thank you for following my blog and joining my blog party, welcome! Have bless week, Mary

  14. That is a great update to the patio funiture!

  15. Awesome! I wish folks around here chucked fantastic things to the curb...

  16. This looks incredible! Pinned! Thank you so much for being part of our party. Please stop by Tuesday morning and share one of your amazing creations.
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

  17. found some great things on the curb. I would love to ride along those curbs. They look awesome. I love the table. The humming bird nest is so adorable. Thanks for hosting a great link party.

  18. I like your patio table and everything you found on the curb!. The nest is so cute too. Thank you for hosting.
    Have a nice week.