The other day I decided to paint my potting bench white. It was originally redwood, but it had faded quite a bit over the years from being outdoors.
I brought this potting bench with me from Texas. Found it at a consignment shop and decided a gardener like me needed a potting bench.
Once the paint dried I brought it indoors. I thought maybe I’d use it as a coffee bar and add Christmas decor in my dining room.
I love repurposing things.
And that’s just what I did.
Then I decided to store things like paper towels on the bottom shelf. I sewed a red and white checked curtain, gathered it onto a rod, and hid what was on the bottom shelf.
In the Christmas spirit by then, I started bringing in boxes of Christmas decor.
I brought to the potting bench a small lamp with a red lampshade. It’s a bit dark in this dining room.
Then I gathered up some small items of Christmas decor and decorated the potting bench turned coffee bar. Adding it to the small coffeemaker and such that I already had arranged on it.
There are all the fixings for coffee here. Sweeteners and cream, etc.
I think it all looks so pretty on the glossy white potting bench. I’m glad I chose glossy white spray paint.
See my vintage Santa mug with a small Christmas tree inside?
Then I looked out the window and saw this gorgeous male cardinal hopping in the tree branches.
He is so pretty in his bright coat of red feathers. Perfect for Christmas!
The female cardinal is never far behind. When I see the male arrive I know she will show up soon.
I’m off to the kitchen to get water to pour into my little red coffeemaker.
Then I’ll make a cup of coffee and warm my hands around my coffee mug. I think I’ll sit down by a window and enjoy the birds flitting about the trees.