Mod Podge Your Outdoor Table

Want a creative, affordable upgrade for your porch or patio? Update your outdoor furniture with this easy DIY.

update your porch by decorating outdoor tables with mod podge

TOTAL COST: $16-$17


  • Side table
  • Drop cloth or newspaper
  • Scrapbooking stickers in foliage motif
  • 2" flat paintbrush
  • 2 sheets medium-grit (60 to 80) sandpaper



Step 1: Lightly sandpaper tables to rough up finish. Spread drop cloth or newspaper on ground or the floor of a well-ventilated area; set side table on top. Apply spray paint in light coats, following manufacturer's instructions. Let dry overnight.

Step 2: Decide where you want stickers to go—on front of drawers and winding down legs, for instance. Design should be symmetrical. Apply stickers to table. When design is complete, apply a layer of Mod Podge Outdoor over stickers, using paintbrush. Work carefully: Edges of stickers might start to peel up, especially if they're on a curved surface (such as a table leg). If using a spray sealant instead of Mod Podge Outdoor, follow manufacturer's instructions.

TIP: Your finished project will be weather-resistant but not weatherproof, so don't leave it in a spot where it will be totally exposed to the elements.