May 10, 2012

He makes mother's day gifts too

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
xo, g


  1. That mister of yours is so talented! I have always loved that potting table and have tried to figure out where outside I could put one...there is always the garage! ;)

    1. you need one in the garage!! and you know he will do anything for you!

  2. That is awesome! I want something like that in my bay window in my office for house plants. Kind of like what Amanda posted on Pinterest a while back. I've always wanted a window full of plants. :)

    Happy Mother's Day!!!

  3. Oh My God, Glenda!!!! I LOVED IT!!!!
    I want one too!!! Send me your husband, LOL!!!
    I am going to become a follower!
    Oh, let me just say my husband is not a handy man... but he COOKS!
    Just in case he ever reads this post!

  4. I love everything about this post!!!

  5. That is impressive!! I want one, now!!

  6. So Mr. MBD is a softy it seems, making another for you to sell. So did he make your new one yet?


    1. Hello Bliss, I'll have to get clever and make him think it was his idea to make the new one. He was probably hoping the old one wouldn't sell.

  7. Hy doll! This is beautiful! Do you wanna follow each other on GFC? and like on facebook? Kisses from Romania!


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