Josh and I purchased a picnic table, which for now will reside on our deck and maybe in the future will be placed in our lawn. Because it is raw wood, it need to be protected/finished.
Josh wanted to leave it a natural wood and just seal it. My concern is that the blue marks on it will show up and I’m not sure if we can sand them out. My other concern is that it won’t look good on our older wood deck. I’m not so keen about the wood-on-wood look.
Knowing how I love to paint things, I wanted to paint the picnic table either a crisp white, or a distressed white look (to make it look old), or a pale distressed other color (not sure yet), or maybe a vibrant color.
Here are some ideas:
In my mind, I’m picturing a lot of casual meals and snacks on the table, but I’m also picturing some fancy meals al fresco, with a nice runner, centerpiece, napkins, etc.
So what is your opinion? Keep it natural? Paint it? What color?
I’d love to hear from you!