Late summer, early fall is my crunch time to get outdoor projects done. Do you feel this same pressure?? This year I am working on a potting table that I love but it has fallen into disrepair. In Outdoor Fall Decorating: Potting Table Refresh I am sharing how I brought it back to life.
Along with my potting table refresh, I am teaming up with two other blogger friends to bring you more autumn inspo!
Maria is adding fall touches to a bedroom and Alicia has some yummy ideas for a fall dinner party.
Make sure to visit their sites linked at the end of this article!
Now let’s get to work!
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Potting table before
My potting table is is made of un-treated pine which does not hold up to the elements here in Seattle. The wood has weathered, but not in a charming sort of way. It’s more a cracked and rot sort of wear.
I considered staining the table to match our fence and trellis, however this felt like too much wood ya know?
At the moment the potting bench sits against our house, so I chose to paint it the color of our trim!
Luckily my sister helped with this project. She’s been helping me tackle a ton of my house projects.
Prep and paint goes faster with company!
To make this table last a few more seasons, some repairs were needed.
Nothing major, just repair a crack in the drawer.
Use plastic wood and putty knife to fill cracked wood.
Sand all wood and plastic wood to create a smooth surface for paint.
Cover any areas that should not be painted.
The table top of the potting bench is a thin metal. It is a bit wonky. but it still gets the job done.
We used paper and painter’s tape to cover it.
Paint your potting table!
New hardware can really add a big impact when refreshing a potting table or other furniture.
The only pieces I changed are the handles because the stock handles felt plastic.
I stuck with the same profile and color.
Potting table after!
The potting table is so cute!
It will be perfect to pot some plants of course, but it will also serve as a drink station for gatherings!
With the painting all done, mums, pumpkins, and a gourd add the perfect touch.
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Marie, it’s an incredible improvement! You completely remade this worn down potting table into a magazine worthy gem.
Oh you are too kind! Thanks Maria!! Happy fall 🧡🍂
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Gorgeous potting bench makeover. It is too pretty to have outside.
I love the green you picked for your potting bench. This makeover came out excellent.
Wow thank you!! I’m so excited you like it 💚
This turned out so beautiful! and you look too cute in your paint outfit 🙂
Thanks Kristin!! Ha ha it’s a statement outfit 😄
Absolutely love the mint colour that you chose. Such a beautiful update.
Thank you Rachel!! The green makes me smile 💚
What an amazing transformation! That potting table looks like new! Now I want to get a paint sprayer, too 🙂
Thank you! I’m so excited to pot plants here & use it as a beverage station too! Happy fall 🍂
Marie, that color green is beautiful. I am a lover of greens and blues. I love the transformation.
Thanks so much Tammy! I’m so happy you like this project 🍂🧡
You really went all out on this potting bench Marie! I’m excited to tell you this post will be featured in this week’s Tuesday Turn About Link Party! Hope to see you this week! Pinned 🙂
Cindy! Thank you so much !! You made my day. Can’t wait to link up 💚
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