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!
Normally, you would use a smaller sprayer to do a job of this size, but this is all we have so thought I would give it a go.
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.
Check our inside fall decor to see how I used velvet pumpkins around the house too.
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