BEHR® Think Outside the House Challenge 2018

Submitted by Ana White on Fri, 07/13/2018 - 12:51

This post is sponsored by BEHR®Paint.  All opinions expressed are my own.

Are you thinking outside this summer? Behr asked me to take on the Think Outside the House Challenge, which was to to use BEHR® Exterior products to complete a weekend DIY project within a budget of $1,000. We’ve been needing an outdoor dining solution for our small deck.  

When space is limited, I always first think up.  This trick applies to tables too - a bar or counter-height table with stools generally takes up less space than a standard dining table with chairs or benches.  

Unable to source the perfect outdoor table that won’t blow away in the wind (or blow our budget), we decided to DIY one.  For about $50 in lumber, we built this!

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/b0yJt9xMxVw7hN_KS2Fsj4oQPuwaEbKDHf_3Wfo2JTYzlcWeYrpdTX-LmemamlpvYHWfQww-kTubFLw_EztGymiPVxwiYuu4OVS3_RUpAHF74IxTXP1y0wiqC9tf4mGIUGX4Yz5x

We love how it turned out! And with the help of BEHR MARQUEE® Exterior Paint. -

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/nk2F3D1Ra9LcPqHaEwsn5nE-7qZvHjnOOwOF-q_XpDh5aEOk3sRX6YUAY_2w0HE9uLr03cSx8ZmGn4nHumnqcDpyDH9fgyssGCNdLYRczqEAQVn5rkoSqZ6tilNt-Z3Tb9kV2rmV

We are big fans of BEHR MARQUEE Paint - it truly is one coat coverage without a primer.  It goes on nice, and stands up well to use.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/yeCgfOLKBhPmg6-3vZPEa-1jS7e8aFnucKKRivZITKcclTyK71-dZEFKIxIFP_YAtBXoUbQoUqa-w29K3maEYVT6k_YnJVGjBiT4IM6eIECH1264xCfYasKIrgMvgZxQluJ4tBy2

We painted our counter height outdoor table “Limousine Leather MQ5-05” in satin enamel sheen.  It is lovely!

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/UIM4MKmGcgcex7PX8uYB21db6QgJaWfz85QpCxdagYZ8YykOakZp3DbFl798xzu47MTVja3T-NGSoVygMvN-ea8E8PuLN9lfAkVP9LbwSYfuspszenBwI0kKTB5Hk0XpcrU5xGjp

The crisp paint is a nice contrast to our wood decking and brings out the black hardware on our deck.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/PowaXB11-d4deSNxlRptlmccYCDBM-1iKJ6qitrFkBO6PXV5GPojECeigX7JYLJD0YfkXSnuXgTjny_755-ih7nw9JMVVMANiRKcOuYhRc13S5VHKsms44vSU7gmf1l_BaxK8dkT

We love how this table turned out and are excited to share the plans with you here.

We ended up with some scrap 2x4s leftover from this build, so I thought we’d put them to good use too.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/F2op5hWJhSYObKPiyKQAvRseA5K7cs8OiE0B4atuIT9W-ZLVmfuP1EYPcuMjDuQGcHRRUwWt1GH_kbn1p2ojDWVz1SDYXhGWm6QM6AiuRl1dkEJbttzWgAjvROb2m028BB5wi9wt

I love the mix of wood and metal, so I opted for a stained finish for the wood base.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/sk0FSBsXs7pDVlsBNQNR12egiQi-JEsSae0F0SGjQAyiUTq1rvTwo6ioXUPycQC4U3AIbHL-K1LDS0GP3vbVrfxAkPzO_MzUsBb3ZNBL42_fh79guBWHxP4kQji__q5nf4dguJ8o

BEHR PREMIUM® Transparent Waterproofing Wood Finish is my go-to for outdoor wood stains.  It goes on easy and holds up well.  I love the clear color - it’s almost invisible on projects, but still provides the sun and weather protection you need.

Ridiculously easy and such a hit!

I’ve also shared the plans for this beverage stand here - enjoy!

Can’t wait to see your projects!

XO Ana

PS - Need more project ideas?  Check out my 2017 BEHR Think Outside the House challenge project

 

And find lots more outdoor project plans and ideas here.

 

CLICK HERE TO UPLOAD YOUR PROJECT for a chance to win $500 Home Depot Gift Card!