Kendall K.
Kendall K.
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  • Sumas, WA

Funky Potting Table for the Garden

$100
10 Hours
Medium

I took a small secondhand buffet with hutch and turned it into a funky potting table.

Sadly, I don't have a "before" picture but I'm sure you can imagine it in white. I removed the drawers, doors and hinges, scrubbed it with TSP and gave it a light sanding. I painted the body a lovely green colour.
potting table for the garden
I painted the front of the drawers and doors an eggplanty purple and did some stenciling in white. It looks pretty bold but I'll fix that shortly
potting table for the garden
potting table for the garden
I mixed up a white wash (watered down paint) and added a little gray to it to help with making the drawers and doors more "aged". Before it was dry, I wiped some of the wash off with a wet cloth and did some light sanding in area to make it look more worn.
potting table for the garden
potting table for the garden
I found some cool knobs online to make it tie in to the garden even more. I gave them a couple coats of non yellowing outdoor clear coat to protect them from the elements.
potting table for the garden
They turned out better than I'd hoped!
potting table for the garden
I also did a little stenciling on the top of the cabinet.
potting table for the garden
I wanted to line the drawers, so I mod podged different fabric in each drawer and clear coated it.
potting table for the garden
After I put everything back together, I was thrilled with the final result!
potting table for the garden
The inside of the cupboard was a little ugly, so I did some paint swirly effects to hide it.
potting table for the garden
Now it's been in the garden a couple months and it looks like it been there forever 😊
potting table for the garden
UPDATE: For those who are worried about it being outside in the elements, this will be moved into the shed when the weather turns 💖😊⛈

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  • Kathy Smith Jones
    on Aug 12, 2017

    Where do yo keep it? Under roofing? Does it get rained on?
    • Sharon
      on Aug 19, 2017

      If you used marine paint it could withstand rain, snow, etc.
  • Anna Ibarra
    on Aug 13, 2017

    Oh my how adorable is this potting table. Just super cute. Great job with it all, the mix of fabric, coordinate so well due to the colors. The knobs are my favorite. Did you add where you found the knobs. Sorry was just scrolling down at the cute potting table.
    • Kendall K.
      on Aug 13, 2017

      I got them on Amazon. But others are saying you can find them somewhere else like hobby lobby just look in the comments 😊






  • Kate
    on Aug 15, 2017

    Where did you get the fabric for the drawer interiors?

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