I have a fun patio reveal to share with you tomorrow, but today I wanted to share with you the DIY galvanized tub and marble top outdoor table I ended up putting together.I posted last week about my side yard, and the difference adding a brick patio made. I had a cute yellow bench as a coffee table, and a clever reader suggested I cut it into a smaller table (which I loved, but I am actually going to use it for an idea somewhere else now!). In the mean time, I wanted something that was slightly larger for guests. Years ago, my mom and I went out on an amnesty night in our community. Basically, people can put what ever they want to the curb, and the industrious, in their larger vehicles can drive around and pick it up before the trash pick up. We picked up a marble top along the way, and it first sat in my mom’s backyard in a corner, and then was moved to mine. I kind of forgot about it, until I walked past it this week and realized it would make a pretty awesome table top.But, it was fairly gross, an needed a lot of elbow grease.
I had actually started scrubbing when I realized I should take a picture.It was covered in moss, and dirt, and grime.
There was much, much,much scrubbing.
I needed a base, and I had an old galvanized tub I had used as a planter for years. While it’s on the lower side, it makes a great, sturdy base.
It has a little bit of rust staining on it, but it cleaned up really well! At first I thought the orange was a part of the stone pattern, but it’s not on the other side. It’s perfect for a DIY table.
Does any one know if there is a way to remove rust stains like these from old marble?
I’ll show you what the galvanized tub and marble top outdoor table looks like tomorrow in the spruced up patio space!
Love outdoor parties? Check out how I changed it up our patio for this girl’s night out.