Do you remember this?
I blogged about this work bench here when I cleaned up a small section of our garage. Well, it went from work bench to potting bench.
I used some left over paint from when we had our shutters painted last summer (Valspar Graphite in a Coronado exterior latex paint). I added some water to the paint to give this bench a washed look.
I created a shelf by turning over two old urns and placing a scrap piece of wood on top. These urns used to be black. I used Rustoleum’s Heirloom White and a some of our exterior trim paint ( I don’t know what color it is. It was left by the previous owners). Then I sanded them in places and used some antiquing glaze by Valspar to give them an aged/weathered patina.
I re-purposed the cabinet doors we took out of the kitchen to create “shutters” to go next to my “trellis window”. The kids and I had such fun putting together our summer list of things we want to do! The “trellis window” is a ReStore $5 purchase. It’s a twin headboard that I’ve turned into a trellis, and I’m hoping that sweet potato vine starts to wind its way upward. I’ve also decided to use some twine to hang my garden tools here as well because one of my small garden helpers misplaces my things (even though she has her own “princess” garden tools).
What’s not to love about chalkboard paint?!
Those chalkboard pens are amazeballs! I. big. fat. love. them!!!!
Painted pots in fun summer colors aren’t too bad either!
Here’s a closer look at our summer list.
Uh……did someone say……have a watergun fight?!
What’s on your summer list? Have you been doing any re-purposing lately?
Take a look at how I’ve used this bench for all the different seasons!