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.