Blogging took a bit of a backseat to moving. The dust still hasn't quite settled here - full boxes sit untouched, artwork stacked against walls instead of hanging on them, daily chores abandoned in favor of unpacking, moving furniture about until it feels like it's in the right place, but it is definitely starting to feel like home.
Soooo, let the DIY-themed posts commence!
Every gardener needs an outdoor work bench or potting table, but I've...sob...never actually had one. There was this gorgeous old paneled door leaning against the shed in the garden. Look at that patina! It was just begging to be incorporated into our outdoor decor.
Then, when I investigated further...
Now I was really torn - the other side was arguably more weathered, but then again...Pink! And I love this little spot where the door handle once was - look at the shape of it! I'd love to get hold of some of those original plates and restore the few remaining original doors inside my house - all but three of them have been replaced. Judging from the state of this one, I suppose they needed to be.
Here's the final product.
Nate is experimenting with egg cartons as seedling trays - he left eggshell halves in a few of them to see if that helps make transplanting any easier. The legs are a couple of adjustable height pine sawhorses I purchased at IKEA a couple of years ago. Underneath there is plenty of room for...uh, my gallon jar collection. We really could stand to drink less apple juice (blame it all on summer and the boy). I'm determined to find a way to creatively re-use those jars. Right now, I use them to transport hibiscus mint tea to potlucks. The twice it's rained this summer, we've put our a variety of buckets and containers and then funneled the rainwater into these closeable (mosquito proof!) jars to use in the garden. What I really want is a glass jar and bottle cutter, so I can turn the tops into cloches and the bottoms into...terrariums? Glass stepping stones? DIY gifties for everyone?!?!
And now, I am off to sample some local flavor at Live Oak Barbeque!