June 7, 2011

Potting Table

On Sunday I showed you my new porcelain topped cabinet, but did you remember that I already had a piece of porcelain topped furniture?

It started out a little rough (to say the least),


but came out looking like this.


Well, a couple weeks ago I still had not moved it out of my kitchen down to the family room where it was going to live. And I needed to pot up some flowers. So, I put one and one together and decided to move it outside temporarily to use as a potting table.


It's actually been quite useful outside and I'm sort of liking it here.

This weekend I bought yet another annual and used the table to pot her up. Once I start buying plants I have a hard time saying "enough". I will keep buying them until they stop selling them.


This one's a coleus.

The place where I bought it didn't have too much info on the tag other than "coleus", but I think it is a Kong variety, which generally have huge leaves and taller plants. They do well when they get just a little early morning or late afternoon sun, although some coleus love the sun.


This is a Pepsi crate that I bought at an estate sale for $3.00. We're a Coke family here, so I didn't feel too bad in putting the Pepsi crate outside as a gardening tool caddy.


Linking with Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia's Tuesday's Treasures and My Romantic Home's Show and Tell Friday.

22 comments:

  1. It's a great potting table. Gardeners are never ever satisfied and never have enough plants! ♥O

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  2. Hah, I am a coke person as well. Check out the post I just posted, it has a Coke crate.

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  3. I just found your blog and am now a follower. Great photos, great finds! Stop by and say hi!

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  4. What a beautiful little table. I love the before and after pictures...I just love the blue and white!

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  5. I have a thing for tables. Your table is simply divine. Nicely done.

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  6. Pam - I am the same way with plants. I am trying to not buy so many this year..I really need to work on our front garden area before I do anything else.

    Your table is just adorable. I wish I had kept the old one I had! xo Diana

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  7. Beautiful! The table looks great out there.

    Melinda

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  8. It makes an ideal potting table. Great thinking!

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  9. Hi. Thanks for stopping by. I planted the impatients in the coke crate. I put a plastic bag down on the bottom. I had to make sure everything didn't run out the handles, hah. I just planted it two days ago. Hopefully it will fill out.

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  10. Gorgeous table!

    And can I ever relate to you. I can't stop buying plants either. And don't get me started if a garage sale has perennials that they divided for sale.

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  11. Too cute!!! I love coke too but I couldn't pass a good deal on a crate up!

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  12. Well, isn't that table handy? I love it as a potting bench. I'm the same way about plants...just keep buyin' them. Usually because some start not looking so good and then I need to refresh things ;)

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  13. I think it is meant to be a potting table. It looks great out there with your new plants and the Pepsi crate. That is one cute table. I just love her.

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  14. great idea as a potting table!! I am looking for one too. I have a little potting shed and I think a table next to it would be so cute. So many projects...so little time. Have a wonderful day.

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  15. That is an amazing transformation on the top. You can't see any signs of damage or wear. Wonderful choice of color.

    I am sure the drawer also comes in handy to keep tools close at hand.

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  16. It looks great outside as a potting table Pam! I love the Pepsi crate and coleus are so pretty, one of my favorite.
    Have a wonderful day!
    xo

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  17. Love it! Everything looks just beautiful. You have such a nice flair!

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  18. What an awesome lookinng makeover you did on that table and I have the same problem with buyings plants...just so hard to stop:) Thanks so much for coming by my party.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  19. i love that you have a bowl of door hardware, lol, that is cracking me up. that...thingamajig is very interesting! your flowers and porch look great-and i'm a coke gal, too. cherry coke zero, oh you better believe it!

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  20. LUV that table! What a wonderful idea for it! Did you just spray paint the top to make it look new? :)

    xoxo laurie

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