After getting some inspiration from Scarlett, another designer at Julie Couch Interiors, I went to The Home Depot and bought a $99 unfinished pine picnic table.
I sanded it smooth and drilled a hole through the center for an umbrella. After that, the table needed 1 coat of outdoor primer and 2 coats of outdoor paint.
I went with Ralph Lauren Warwick Lodge, which is one of my very favorite paint colors. Luckily my grandparents had already given me an old umbrella stand (I love when things are free!), so I only needed an umbrella. Tuesday Morning ended up having the best deal in Nashville and I was able to find a neutral taupe one for only $39.99.
I'm really happy with the end result! It feels finished, but I like knowing that I can always change it out for something more permanent down the road.
But until then I'll enjoy hanging out under my umbrella! Are you working on any outdoor projects this fall?