Good morning all. This morning it looks like rain, I am so glad I finished my potting bench update yesterday.
You remember our potting bench we built last year
it is very popular on Pinterest and Hometalk. Lots of folks want to build one for themselves. I can’t blame them I have been enjoying mine much more than I anticipated.
Being able to see it from our living room is the ticket I suppose. I try to keep it looking nice so I have something refreshing to look out at.
Last Fall it looked like this
I had yet to finish the top but I still enjoyed the scene. Later after this photo I did paint it with some yellow paint. It did not weather well.
In Spring it got a make over..
And again for summer.
For summer I just sanded down the chippy yellow but for this Fall I wanted to give it a good protective coat. I used some Milk Paint in a mix of 2 parts white and one part French Gray.
The gray gives it an entirely new look.
To protect the wood further, once the paint was dry, I gave it a good coat of organic Tung oil. It is non-toxic and dries hard and does not noticeably change the color of the paint.
My Happy Chappy rose was blooming away, I picked some blossoms and tucked them in the watering can so I can enjoy them even more. Out here on my back deck they are more visible.
I am enjoying my rooster painting. I think I need to do some more. I should photograph my Swedish Flower Rooster and try to paint him. He is a pretty one.
I have been busy getting my garden mulched and prepped for winter. I have some straw bale gardening going and will share more in a later post.
Off I go to work this morning. It will most likely be raining in Bear Valley and be a wee bit chilly so I shall dress for it.