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.

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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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9 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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.

    Rory

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  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!

    XOXO
    Jen

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