Tuesday, May 25, 2010

New table for screened porch

I've been looking for a little table to put in my back screened porch to hold my indoor plants during the summer.  Indoor plants need a little vacation outdoors during the summer to rejuvenate them.  My plants are rather small and tend to look cluttered when just sitting around on the porch.  I figured a table to corral them was in order.


After last Christmas, I showed you how I painted a hutch in my kitchen.  It was the top part of a little china hutch/desk I had purchased second hand.  When I bought it, it was white and because it was during the 1990's I stripped it and painted it Hunter green (remember Hunter green?). 

After painting it black, I put it back in the kitchen.  Here it is holding my snowflake plates and snow globes. 

Here is the area I usually put my plants when they are on vacation.  A lonely corner of the porch.  Boring!

I had forgotten about the bottom of the china hutch I had stored in my garage.  I had forgotten about it because it was covered with all kinds of stuff.  When I was giving the garage a little once over (with a garbage bag in hand) I found the sorry little thing covered with cobwebs and Hunter green paint. 

I scrubbed the poor little thing off, sanded it smooth, and painted over the green with satin black paint.  I also rubbed on a coat of stain/poly to protect the wood. 

After a day of drying, I put it on the back porch to hold my plants (and a few extra thrift store containers to boot).

Serendipitously, I discovered that it made a fine place to hold a tray of food when we're eating on the back porch.  How fun!

Yup, I love getting a new look without spending any money.  I think I'll go snoop around the garage some more. 

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  1. Oh my gosh that table is gorgeous. Love the black you painted it. Just beautiful!

  2. Fun! I would love your little piece for my house:)!

  3. Wow! Love it! I would really like to see this on Modern Craftswoman Monday. Please link it up if you have time. Rory

  4. Now THAT'S lovely and inspiring! (And the cinnamon roll looks delicious!)

  5. Ditto on the cinnamon roll. :) Your table looks awesome! I love the makeover! I'm visiting from The CSI Project. :)

  6. So pretty! It's perfect for the corner, really dresses it up! Great job!

  7. Hi Kelly,

    Thank you very much for being kind enough to link your table project up on Modern Craftswomen Monday. I am featuring your project in a post tomorrow morning. Please stop by and read it if you have a chance. If you do not already have a button and would like one, please help yourself.


  8. Your table is wonderful. You did a fantastic job!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the CSI Project! We really appreciate it. I hope you will come back next week for our Hardware Store challenge!



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