This adorable bench started with pieces from an old children's picnic set and picket fence pieces.
Outdoor Table for the Garden
This was a quick little project that used up the last pieces of old picket fence I found on the side of the road.
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.
I 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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