Happy Wednesday Friends! You know the expression Invention is born out of necessity? Well since the potting stand outside my back door literally started to sink, I figured replacing it was necessary! I knew it was old but even though I walked past it daily, had not realized the wood was rotting--until it was caving in! Enter today's project...
Since this is not the first outdoor piece to rot, I have started buying metal instead of wood. Originally, I was looking for a baker's rack but when I came across this bottom dollar utility shelf, I could see its potential. I actually have one of these in my laundry room and it has been really durable. Now to show it some love...
A little handy dandy spray paint...
...and some cheery oil cloth to line the shelves, which I already had from a previous project. It's great for outside because it withstands our Texas sun and is easy to wipe clean. Do you like the stained glass blue bird I hung to hover over the lemon balm? Yard sale treasure!
You know my fondness for repurposed planters. That's an old minnow bucket on the left-- another .50 yard sale find! I love the contrast of the bright colored watering cans against the older metals and fresh green herbs and succulents. Last but not least--a watering elephant for whimsy!
My former potting stand held plants and pots so I need its replacement to be functional but that doesn't mean it can't also be eye candy!
Did you notice my cork herb markers? They are one of my best sellers on Etsy. . Here's a closer look:
Every little thing is from a thrift store, yard sale or plant shop-- my kind of makeover!
What have you been working on lately? I would love to hear about your latest project!
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