DIY Potting Bench

COVER copyLast Saturday, I was at my dad’s house. I was walking around, admiring his garden when I noticed all this pallet wood laying around. I knew what I wanted it for! I wanted to build a potting bench!! I had seen a few on Pinterest and got the idea from there. My dad had no use for them so he gave them to me but he looked quite puzzled as to what exactly I wanted to do with the wood pallets.

Inspiration photo from Pinterest

Inspiration photo from Pinterest

Well, by Sunday evening, my potting bench was built. Took almost an entire day to build. Isn’t that amazing? It went from a dream, to reality the very next day!

I am so pleased, I can’t even describe how happy I am. I just keep staring at it and thinking, “this came from nothing”? It amazes me!!  A few junk pieces of wood, put together with a few screws and nails, a little paint and YOU GET THIS???? WOW!!!  It’s perfect. I especially love how rustic it is. It definitely adds the right touch to my backyard!

Part of me doesn’t even want to get it dirty!! I know, i know…how ridiculous…this is what it’s for right?????   I think it can use a few more personal touches, maybe a few hooks to hang gardening tools. I love that my lavender sign found the perfect spot too.

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So now I wonder if my dad will want one, seeing as he is the most dedicated gardener I know. I definitely see him getting good use out of one.

Overall, it was a wonderful DIY project! It was fun and a great experience! I will cherish it for as long as it lasts!!

I will leave you with a few pictures of the building process. Hope you enjoy!photo1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 3000

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Vintage Garden

imageI don’t know about you, but if I don’t plant some flowers in the spring, I just can’t enjoy sitting outside! It’s not the same. And after the winter we had!! Well, we all deserve a nice space to sit and enjoy outdoors. And you don’t need to spend too much money to do so either! Continue reading

Painted Antique Shutters

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I promised I’d share pictures of the stuff I picked up at the Antique Flea Market I went to last Saturday.  Instead of showing you everything all at once, I may just post them once I’ve done something creative with them.

So, can you believe I bought these beautiful antique shutters for only ten bucks? I loved the idea of hanging them on my wall but obviously, they had to be painted first. Continue reading

Grain Sack Knob Hanger

imageRemember my shabby chic knob hanger? I had painted it white and transferred some graphics to it and I ended up hating it? Well, I gave it a new, very french, grain sack look and now I am seriously loving it!  Makes me realize that you just can’t rush inspiration. It’s gotta come on its own.

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