Outdoor Table for the Garden

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This was a quick little project that used up the last pieces of old picket fence I found on the side of the road.

This adorable bench started with pieces from an old children's picnic set and picket fence pieces.

I found a pile of old fence pickets on the side of the road and cut them to the size I needed.

I spread out the pickets side by side to determine the spacing for the back of the table.

I nailed the pickets to 2 pallets from a children's picnic table. There is nothing too level or square about this project so it will be perfect for the neglected side of my house. 

used Cottage Green milk paint by Folk Art to give this bench a quick couple coats of color then added a welcome sign I had made a while back. The color didn't show as the true color in the photo until I brought the table outside because of the basement lights. I thought about distressing it with the power sander but I think the milk paint will distress nicely on its own. 

On the side of our house is a garden of sorts that needs work. Truthfully, I'm looking at the photos right now and the house needs a good power washing too. My plan is to get some more perennial plants in this full sun area to fill in the spots. 

The potting table will hold a few terra cotta pots on the bottom and a hanging basket on the hook. 

The top will be the perfect place to pot a plant on this side of the house or to just hold some flowers. 

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