Funky Potting Table for the Garden

Kendall K.
by Kendall K.
10 Hours
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.
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
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.
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.
They turned out better than I'd hoped!
I also did a little stenciling on the top of the cabinet.
I wanted to line the drawers, so I mod podged different fabric in each drawer and clear coated it.
After I put everything back together, I was thrilled with the final result!
The inside of the cupboard was a little ugly, so I did some paint swirly effects to hide it.
Now it's been in the garden a couple months and it looks like it been there forever 😊
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 Kathy Smith Jones on Aug 12, 2017
    Where do yo keep it? Under roofing? Does it get rained on?

  • Anna Ibarra 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.

  • Kate Kate on Aug 15, 2017
    Where did you get the fabric for the drawer interiors?

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