Saturday, May 5, 2012

lacey potting table…

hope everyone is having a great weekend! today, I have a simple potting table my husband put together.  its 22” deep, 6’ long, and 39” high.
once the table was built, I placed it against the house to help hide some ugly utilities.  this chippy door was found at a antique store.  I sat it on the table to hide two boxes that hung high on the wall.  the roses are my first of the year!

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here’s what it looked like when we moved in.  not sure why these are so high on the wall.

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and here’s the table—see the lace?  it’s hiding…

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this ugly thing:)

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I will use this table A LOT for projects, painting, and potting.  love it!

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there’s a stool to sit on—which I added a vinyl chandelier on the seat-cut from my silhouette. 

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and the cutest cement bunnies—found at a garden center years ago.

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thanks for looking:)
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74 comments:

  1. Hi Lynn: I love your potting table and all the galvanized tin accessories. I'm Victorian but I'm starting to love all your kind of stuff more and more..Happy Weekend..Judy P.S. Everytime I stop by I see the sweet face of Bailey..I'm in love.

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  2. You are for sure the queen of outdoor decorating! I am not even sure where you live but wonder if you get much rain? I am getting excited because we are starting to come out of the rainy season and I want to make some pretty outside stuff like you have! Love how you hide the ugly stuff and made everything beautiful!:)

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  3. Gorgeous images! Love the flowers! Have a delightful weekend, Kellie xx

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  4. That looks beautiful, Lynn! That would be so great for parties, too. You could lay out all your food or drink on it. I love how it hides those utility boxes, too.

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  5. Lynn, this makes such a pretty, and yet usable, scene! I don't know as I would even think to cover ugly utility boxes! I love how you hung the lace - so unique!

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  6. That is a wonderful idea! Our utilities are right next to our back door, so it doesn't make for a very charming howdee-do. I'm not sure what the utility guy would do when he came to read the meters. He'd probably walk around the house wondering where they'd gone. Heheheh.

    Your yard and all your lovely things need to be featured in a magazine! Who, but you would think to hang that pretty lace from your potting table?! And I'd love one of everything on top of it, please! This is such a cheerful post to view on a gray and gloomy day.

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  7. Now that is what I call being resourceful! What a beautiful way to hide the ugly stuff. :)

    Hugs~

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  8. Brilliant - taking something you loathe and making it so perfect.

    I don't have any of that to hide - but my potting bench u nderneath has always been kinda junky with all my pots and plant food and such -0 love the idea of the old lace curtains hiding it - makes it look and feel more like furniture then. May have to copy that idea. BUT may get very dirty in use - well if I hung it with velcro I could remove it easy enough, we'll see.

    Really great idea, gorgeous post, Love your "stuff."

    Love your blog!

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  9. Lynn,
    I love this look.It is so pretty and charming.That chippy door looks great too.
    Anne

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  10. AWESOME! THIS is my kind of potting table...in fact, I see it in my future:)....THANKS for the inspiration!
    Rene'

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  11. Love your table and the door, and all the accessories - plus the lace - such a great idea to hide all those "uglies" we all have. Thanks for sharing this project! Mary

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  12. Molto carino il tuo blog shabby!Sono diventata follower!A presto,Rosetta

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  13. Love it Lynn, how great to have such a large bench to work outside on, and love your chair shelf from the previous post.

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  14. Love your table and the door! The lace was a great idea too! So pretty even if you don't have something to hide : )

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  15. I have all of those ugly utilities too, what a great way to hide them!! You have so inspired me!

    Carol

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  16. OMGoodness Lynn, you have a lovely blog! I have just spent an hour reading and admiring all your beautiful things inside and out. I'm now one of your newest followers!!!

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  17. Love your sweet potting table!! Found you through Pinterest and am your newest follower :)

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  18. Lynn - you are just a genius, girl! I love your potting area!!! It's just adorable!! How did you hang the curtain under the table....? :)

    xoxo laurie

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  19. I love your potting table I have been trying to think of ideas on mine and I love the lace idea thank u

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  20. I love it. So romantic and such a good idea to cover up the ugly things you don't want to see!

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  21. you are a SHABBILICIOUS GENIUS!!!!! i mean it!!!! everything you touch is simply amazing! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!!!! WOW...in total AWE!!!!!! sending hugs and give that pup a BIG BIG hug from us doxie and doggie loving people!!!!

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  22. What a great idea and addition to your super shabby and fabulous yard! Those cement bunnies are fantastic ...

    ... and I'm dying for a potting table (though I can't figure out why because I'm an enemy of the plant) ...

    :)

    Linda

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  23. *sigh* you have created such a heavenly space!!!!! I have drooled and drooled over your photos!!!! You definately have a special knack for designing whether it is with paper for products, you got it girl!!!!

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  24. Darling! Such fabulous styling. I want a spot just like this one!

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  25. What a gorgeous table! I really love the lace.

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  26. Thanks so much for your visit and comment.

    I really like your table. What a wonderful way to cover your utility cables! Love your idea, and the old door is great!

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  27. Great use of a decoy. I have one of those "ugly things" you are hiding, but I have learned to love it. Ever since the "smart meter" fiends came and took my vintage electricity meter (how could I love an electric meter? Well...it was very cool compared to the ugly, and cheap looking new smart meter they put in. So I have found great joy in my old gas meter. I treasure it. I will rue the day they replace it with some new smart spy gadget too. :)

    Love what you've done! It's so beautiful and functional and the watering cans are tres chic!.

    Liz

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  28. You always have the best ideas, this one is no exception. :) I love the chandelier on the seat--nice touch!

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  29. What a great idea. I love the potting table and the chippy door. Always love your ideas, Very inspiring. Thanks for stopping by. Always love hearing from you.

    Jody

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  30. Wow, it looks absolutely amazing!!!
    You have a beautiful blog!
    Have a lovely night.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  31. This is just fabulous! Thank you for the lovely inspiration! What a fun place to sit and paint or pot up flowers! I am sure you'll enjoy it so much!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,
    Amanda

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  32. I adore your potting table! Ah, the lace!! Yum :)
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  33. What a great potting table. Love how you styled it with the old door hiding the boxes. Great idea!
    Mary Alice

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  34. Hi again,
    I'm your newest follower on Google Connect, Linky Followers AND Pinterest.
    Hope you'll follow back :)
    Greetings from Australia♥
    ~Pernilla

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  35. Beautiful potting table!

    Hugs from Turkey.

    http://ahouseofonesown-monicalivas.blogspot.com/

    Monica.

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  36. You know what, Lynn? When I come here, I feel all serene and peaceful! I sigh a lot when I look at your home, your projects, your pretty things. Thank you SO much for providing a rest for my eyes!

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  37. Wow! What a wonderful idea. Love your lace drop and the lovely treasures you have decorated with. Thanks for sharing. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

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  38. Hi Lynn ~~ Oh my! I love your potting table, the lace adds such charm.
    I'm crazy for bunnies and yours are quite different. Don't you just love this time of year!
    Hugs Rosemary...x

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  39. Gorgeous!!!
    Following you back!
    XO
    Isabelle

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  40. What a clever and creative idea, Lynn! The lace looks perfect and I love that bunny! Very pretty! :)

    XO,
    Jane

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  41. Wonderful blog with so much inspiration! Need to just pin the whole thing! following you now!

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  42. Loving this entire space! so pretty! thank you so much for sharing this beautiful post over at Fishtail Cottage's Garden party! love it! xoox,tracie

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  43. I adore all of this! I thought I was already following your blog... now I am for sure!

    xox

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  44. What a beautiful potting bench! Love all the stuff on top too. Just beautiful!
    Sherry

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  45. What a wonderful idea. I love it it's beautiful.
    Rebecca

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  46. Hi Lynn, I've just spent the last half hour reading through your blog and enjoyed every minute of it! Every post is so inspiring! I'm your newest follower.. take care, Maryann

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  47. oh my goodness... just the perfect assortment of gorgeous finds. Who would have thought lace for outdoors, but it is perfection.

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  48. What a great solution to hide the utilities!!!!
    You have an awesome blog!

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  49. A totally gorgeous 'shabby story' Lynn - love it. I woudl just love the outside bench space but the fact that it hides something that annoys you is such a bonus. Putting my thinking cap on for an outside bench of my own now. :)

    I would love to have you come share it over at Shabbilcious Friday ~ http://shabbyartboutique.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/shabbilicious-friday.html

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  50. I am stopping over from Debras, your table is fabulous, love the pots with the numbers too! t.xoox

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  51. Lynn, sweetie, I just saw your feature over at Debra's Common Ground - You Rock Star! I'm tickled pink for you! :)
    -Revi

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  52. Hiya! All of your treasures are simply beautiful :) I'm your newest follower and I would be thrilled if you stopped my blog if you have a minute too.
    Cas x

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  53. Dear Lynn, loved what you did to your backyard!!!
    I am going to try to copy some stuff!!!
    New follower here!

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  54. Oh my...this is so very pretty!!! Coming over from Debra's blog and now you have a new friend:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  55. Thanks Lynn for sharing this at Shabbilicious Friday at Shabby Art Boutique. ♥

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  56. Lynn,

    I love your table. But I think I love those bunnies even more :) Thanks for all the inspiration.

    blessings,
    karianne

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  57. Pretty! Love the weathered tin pots and your choice of plants...

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  58. Visiting from Cabin & Cottage...feel in love with your blog, so beautiful! I am your newest follower my friend. Diane

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  59. Lynn, This is such a great idea. Love the door and table and how they turned out. What can I say but I LOVE EVERYTHING! You're such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. Have a great week!

    Jody

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  60. Absolutely darling!! Love the idea and how it came out- thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday!

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  61. Lynn, Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays. You were the second highest viewed last week for your lacey potting table. Always love your creative ideas, you inspire us all... Have a wonderful weekend.


    Jody

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  62. Beautiful photos! I am working on mine, I think I still need to do more into editing!

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  63. so THIS is where I saw that potting bench with the lace! phew! thanks for following, if not for that I would never have found this inspiration picture which I love the first time I happened on it. And for that pink outdoor cabinet?!!! oh my god....must do LOL. I'm following too, didn't know this was a White Lover blogger :D...my new path. blessings, lady

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  64. What a neat idea to use lace to hide the ugly stuff. I love lace. I am not sure how long it would last outside here. We live about an hour into Indiana from Chicago and get terrible winds. Do you get those winds there? Nancy http://cozythymecottage.blogspot.com/

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    1. hi nancy,
      i didn't expect the lace to last, but, today, i went out to inspect it, and it's still there and looking great:) i should have taken it in over the winter, but, didn't.

      we have a 6' fence around our yard and are backed up against a large wooded hill, so, wind isn't a problem.

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