Sunday, May 20, 2007

Work Bench!

So, I could have pulled a fast one on Chris while he was out of the house the weekend by clearing out half of his work bench in the garage to make way for a gardening bench but decided that probably wouldn't be so great for marital relationships. Instead, I cleared out some old stuff in the back of our garage and voila! (ok, I don't know how to spell that. I never took French) a potting bench! It gets wickedly hot in the rooms in back of the garage so this is going to have to be an early morning or evening activity.


  1. Anonymous8:14 AM


    How did you paint your pots? They are so pretty and colorful!


  2. Thanks, Rebecca. I actually use whatever paint I have on hand. The type of paint typically depends on the pot. Sometimes I'll occasionally paint a plastic pot because I'm too cheap to buy the nicely glazed terra cotta but I can't stand the look of black plastic. In those cases I'll use regular spray paint or, even better, exterior house paint. Most home improvement stores can mix up fairly small (quart-sized) batches. For clay pots, they make special paint that can be found at craft stores. Or, if I'm lazy, I just use regular acrylic paint. It works pretty well. I like regular paint because it has an "aged" look due to the chips and bubbles. The blue stripped pots were painted with the special terra cotta paint. The four stacked in the middle (green, yellow, pink, and red) were painted with regular acrylic paint. As you can see, the wear on the pots in the middle is quite evident, despite being younger, however, I kind of like the aged look. My plants are never perfect specimens, why should my pots be any different? :)