I'm so glad the weekend is here! What a week, no wait, what a month I had!
I've been a busy bee finishing all the big and little details for my Patio Style Challenge, and let me tell you, it's DONE! :D
The full reveal is this coming week. I can't wait to share it with all of you. :)
As I said, it was a crazy week and that's why I've been so absent, there was no time to sit down to upload pics or write posts, well, 'til now.
This is how the backyard looked a couple of months ago when I started changing things. One look at the far end of the yard and what stood there was the potting bench I made three years ago. Wow, time flies!
Three years ago I decided to convert what was left of the kids playset into a potting bench. Ha, I ended up with two potting benches. You can read the details of how that transformation happened right HERE.
This is how I styled it at that time.
Those three years under the elements have taken a toll on it. The wood was dirty, lots of mold and mildew. But in general, the benches were strong and sound.
So, I decided to cleaned them up and try to incorporate them into my new patio design.
This job was just plain and simple: Lots of elbow grease. :/
Regular soap, Clorox and water was the cleaning solution I used. Armed with a scrubbing brush, gloves and my garden boots I fought all those years of neglect.
This is how they looked after the deep cleaning. ---> Still sad. :(
But, nothing that paint couldn't fix! Mr. RLC helped me bring them to the garage, and there, I gave them two coats of BEHR - Exterior Semi-Gloss Fennell Seed.
I also added some boards on the back, and painted that flower market sign.
|Step Stool ||
|Blue Terra Cotta Bowl | Terra Cotta Pots ||
I brought back some of the old pots, bought a few more, added some accessories and of course, got some flowers to style these pretties.
|Galvanized Lighted Star | Metal Star String Lights ||
I'm loving the brighter look, all the pots and tools kinda pop against it. The wood feels soft, it's easier to clean it than when it was bare wood.
Check out the big reveal right HERE!
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