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a colorful picnic table for your kids...

A Colorful Picnic Table for Your Kids... / DIY via Oh Joy!

Summertime means lots of playing outdoors and tons of PICNICS! So today, we're showing you how to make this fun striped kids' picnic table to put right in your own backyard...

A Colorful Picnic Table for Your Kids... / DIY via Oh Joy!

You'll need...
- picnic table
- painters tape
- paint brushes/rollers
- paint (whiteyellowmintpeach)
- water sealant

A Colorful Picnic Table for Your Kids... / DIY via Oh Joy!

A Colorful Picnic Table for Your Kids... / DIY via Oh Joy!

Here's how...
1. Paint two layers of white over the entire table. Let fully dry, about one hour.
2. Use painters tape to diagonally divide the table into quarters.
3. On the end where you will paint the mint, first paint a third layer of white. Let fully dry and then paint over with mint. This creates cleaner lines so that the paint doesn't bleed under the tape.
4. On the other side, remove the strip of tape that would divide the yellow and peach sections. Let fully dry and then re-apply the tape.
5. Paint a second layer of yellow on the end that will be peach. Let dry and then paint over with peach.
6. Once dry, remove all tape.
7. Apply the sealant and let fully dry. 

A Colorful Picnic Table for Your Kids... / DIY via Oh Joy!

It's the perfect size for backyard playdates. And, we love how you can customize it in any colors you like. It makes a great spot for little ones to dine al fresco all season long. And if you have a playroom, you can even bring it indoors during the cooler months!

{Photos by Lily Glass, Process shots by Morgan Pansing. Concept/Production/Styling by Julia Wester, Production Assistance by Jess Hong. Written by Traci Michael.}

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