a few years ago I saw one of these potting benchs at an antique store in town
it was so cute, but WAY over priced. I took a couple of pictures of it and showed it to my mister, electrician, carpenter, padna in crime kinda guy and asked, will you make me one of these?
This is what he created one afternoon ..... he made it out of scrap wood he found in garbage piles in our neighborhood. we live in a new subdivision and when a new house is built a lot of lumber is thrown away.
a couple of years later I painted it with a couple of colors that I mixed together.
it has served us well and I've had fun decorating it
then .... I saw another one in the Pottery Barn catalog. It is smaller and even more expensive than the first one I saw at the antique store. I asked if he would modify this one?
his response was, you sell that one and I'll make you another one.
WHAAA??? It was game on! If you know me, you know how I love to sell my stuff!
I put on craigslist - of course, it sold it pretty quick.
last Saturday night, a girl called and asked if we still had the potting bench listed on craigslist? I told her that it sold. She said her mother really wanted it. Jeff said, tell her I'll make her one. So we worked out the "deal" and this is what some lucky mama in Bartlett is getting for Mother's Day.
I am going to show it off at Savvy Southern Style's WOW party.
Y'all should check it out. Over 300 amazing post so far.
Happy Mother's day this Sunday