Last Saturday I finally managed to finish my potting table. Because of Easter and a migrain attack I couldn’t post it untill today, though. The table is made of old pallets and I painted it a nice blue. All accessoiries (minus the 1.5L. pot and the little white watering can) are bought at the thriftstore – I love every piece! I will show you how I made it below.
First I dismantled 2 pallets and started with the table top. I sawed 10 pieces in the same length. Then 4 for the outside and 2 for underneath, for extra stability. I just glued those last 2 pieces of wood with sealant (deposit?). P. tacked the sides onto the table top with a tacker that works with the air compressor.
For the table legs I sawed 8 pieces of the same length. First they measured 100 cm but I thought that was too high so we sawed off 10 cm I used 4 pallet blocks for extra stability; one for each leg.
Finally I sawed 2 pieces to put between the legs. It makes the table even more stabil plus they serve to hold a shelf below. I made the shelf the same way as the top, just a bit smaller so it would fit. This time I used screws to hold everything together. The shelf just rests onto both sides, there was no need to tack or screw it onto the legs. After that I sanded the whole table. It took a while but I wanted it to be as smooth as possible.
To ‘pimp’ the table a little bit, I decided to make a little chalk board. I used a left-over piece of pallet wood and sanded it. I taped off the borders and with some homemade chalkpaint (this time black lacquer and a bit of grout) I painted it in.
I cut an old necklace (that was way too heavy to wear) and used some of the wooden beads as knobs so I can hang some little tools onto the table if I want to. I sanded them to give them a bit of a distressed look. The table wasn’t supposed to be painted at that time.
This is how the potting table looked by then (the last photo above). I liked it already but still, I couldn’t decide whether to paint it or not. I thought, without some color, there was something missing. So after some thinking, I went to the DIY store and bought a nice light blue, matte paint. Actually it’s supposed to be painted on walls but what the heck And it worked just fine! The brand is called ‘Histor’ and the color’s name is ‘Bries’ (S 1030-B10G). Some clear varnish to protect everything against rain and such and I was ready.
I can’t wait to move on with our backyard re-do. The weather was very bad, these last days. I hope to show you some more by the end of the week!
What do you think of all the old accessoiries on the table? Oh, I love going thriftstore shopping I even bought more but well…. there wasn’t more room, hehe, so I need to make some shelves to hang onto the fence. You’ll see it all when I’m ready!
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