A few months ago we built the potting bench of my dreams.
It turned out to be such an easy project, that we decided to try building a table for our back patio. As I did with the potting bench, I drew out the plans and determined all of the measurements. Then I paid another visit to my local Lowe's, and one of the nice guys in the lumber department cut all of the lumber to my specifications.
Hanging above the table I have a decorative iron and wood piece. I love the paint finish on this piece, so decided to try to paint the table with a similar finish. Here's a close-up of the inspiration for the paint finish.
Here is the table after painting it. I just used several colors of old leftover paints and stains that we had in the garage, and added the paint in layers until I achieved a finish that was fairly close to my inspiration piece.
Scrolled iron brackets and clavos nail heads were added to bring a little more bling to this backyard thing.
A few more garden accents were added, and this project was complete...just in time for the garden tour!
Stay tuned for more backyard bling -- believe it or not, we are not done building just yet!