Sunday, June 28, 2009

Metamorphis Monday – Potting Bench/Buffet/Bar

Hello, and welcome to Metamorphasis Monday. I am very excited about this post because it means that I am actually finished with one of my many, many ongoing projects!! I only have about 357 more to go!! And, it is also hand made by my father & me!!

Actually, this project started this past November. I had the idea that I wanted a piece of furniture that served dual purposes outside. Its first purpose would serve as a potting bench by day, and its second purpose would be a bar/buffet for evening entertaining.

So, I gathered up a few ideas and pictures to show my dad, because he would be helping me with this little project. Bare with me, I have lots of pictures to show you!!

Here are the materials that were purchased to use for the project:



I got these at Hobby Lobby, not Kohl's.... I just used the bag to protect the gravel from the varnish that I applied to the wrought iron.

So, my dad was the engineer of this project, and I was the designer/supervisor. But, I did help construct it with him. I cut the fence post, but not not the timbers, I was to chicken to do that (they were to thick for the saw). The below picture was taken after we constructed it & I varnished it.

I grouted it & the grout would not set! I thought it was because it was to cool outside, it was January or February. But, the real problem was that I was using the premixed grout, and it was just not suitable for outdoors. So, it sat like this for a couple of months until I grouted it again with the correct grout.

So, after making a few trim pieces, grouting the tile & adding the wrought iron pieces you have the final project complete!! Here it is as a potting bench:




AND, here it is as a bar/buffet:





Thank you for stopping by & seeing my project.

Susan at Between Naps on the Porch is hosting this wonderful transformation party. I now encourage you to head over to Susan's place to see more great transformations.

Nicole~

41 comments:

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

Beautiful and so nice of your dad to help you with it. That will make it that much nicer to have and remember making it.

~tammy

Traci said...

That is tooooo stinkin' cute! It looks so professional. I love that your dad helped you with it. I am a total "daddy's girl" and I treasure every moment I spend with mine! The iron pieces "made" it.
It looks so beautiful as a buffet. I would love to have a piece like that on my back porch. Thanks for sharing such an inspirational piece!
Blessings,
Traci
p.s. I am having my first giveway, stop by if you'd like!

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prof en retraite said...

Oh, Nicole! I love it! And so useful! Did you get your craftiness from your dad? Great job, you two! And, to top it all off, it's beautiful!!! Have a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Lisa Shatzer said...

Love it! So cute!

Fifi Flowers said...

FAB redo... LOVE that piece of furniture!

Kammy said...

Hi Nicole !
You are a great supervisor ! Love the look and the vision you had !
Turned out fab and so useful too !
Hugs ~ Kammy

Melanie said...

Wow! That's beautiful!

mary'smom said...

Looks like a magazine photo shoot. I love it!

susan said...

I love this and the wrought iron on top is the icing on the cake!! I would love to have a piece like this for my potting messes and serving. Great idea and design! You are lucky to have your dad!

"Blossom" said...

Great Idea!

xinex said...

Beautiful and very functional, Nicole! The iron crown is a really pretty touch!....Christine

Melissa Miller said...

Nicole this was a fantastic idea!

It looks beautiful with the wrought iron scrolls and as a serving buffet it's precious!
I love it!

Have a wonderful day.
~Melissa :)

Brenda said...

Oh, I want one too! I'm showing this to my talented carpenter when he comes. This is great, and so is your gardening space!
Brenda

pk @ room remix said...

This is so clever and so cute! You did a GREAT job on it. I'm impressed!

Kim said...

I love it! And a dual purpose. Very creative. I need one.

Linda said...

Nicole, you and your dad should be VERY proud of that project....it is absolutely fabulous! Love it! Linda

Really Rainey said...

That came out fantastic! You are so lucky to have your Dad around to help with little projects too...

Amanda@Imperfectly Beautiful said...

That has got top be the CUTEST potting bench/bar/buffet I've ever seen. Great job...so creative!

~Amanda

mbrown128 said...

I love your buffet/pottong bench!! I wish I had a place to do the same thing it is very clever!!
Michelle

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Wow! You are so clever. This turned out great! Multi-purpose and so attractive! laurie

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

What a great project. I know sometimes you get stopped in the middle because something goes wrong but it turned out beautifully and so handy and useful.

Bill said...

Hi Nicole,
What a handsome, versatile piece you and your dad created --- VERY impressive! It looks like something that would be featured in a high-end gardening magazine!

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. Hope your week goes well!

Bill @ Affordable Accoutrements

The Stylish House said...

Nicole,
I stopped by a couple of times since your last post. I am so happy you stopped by to say hi. This turned out so neat! Such a great idea and I am sure it will come in handy. It has a great look and is special since you made it with your Dad.
Cathy

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Very pretty potting bench! I love the iron scroll on the top!

Manuela

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Love it Nicole and your plants all around it are just picture perfect. Thanks for visiting.

Melissa Miller said...

Oh yes I do see the mandevillas now! I didn't know what kind they were until I bought them.

Isn't it funny how much we have in common when it comes to home decor'? I hear the twilight zone theme song again. LOL! :)

santamaker said...

Wow, I am indeed impressed, not only is it decorative, but with so many functions! It looks like it would be fun to make.
Awwww...Bently is Adorable!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

GM Nicole...what a great table you made here girl..WOW!! I just love it great work my friend...Hows that Bentley doing...May you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Nicole!
The potting bench/serving bar looks fantastic!
I've always wanted a potting bench, and I don't think I ever would have thought of one with dual purposes - great job!

Joy said...

oh that turned out awesome..just
love it. It could serve as many things.

Kristin said...

Great idea! This turned out so nice :-) I love the scroll pieces - they add just the right touch.

Morning T said...

Great idea! You did a fabulous job with the details and the whole idea is too cute.

Ashley ~ said...

Just stopping by to see what you've been up to and say thank you for the sweet comments*!
(((hugs))))) _Ashley*

prof en retraite said...

Hi Nicole! I just dropped in to see how you are! I hope you are having a wonderful summer! I've been busy and had to cut way back on blogging. Grass won't stop growing! lol Have a wonderful weekend...hugs...debbie

Anonymous said...

And still no blog about your favorite cousin. TISK, TISK!!!

Shelia said...

Hi Nicole! This is darling! I love it.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

xinex said...

Hi Nicole, just stopped by to say hi and know that I am thinking of you. I have not seen you for a while, I hope you are ok...Christine

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Many Thanksgiving Blessings to you and your family….Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Jenny @ Words on Wendhurst said...

This is awesome! Such a great project, and so functional too! Love the little iron pieces. :-)

Julie P said...

All I can say is, "So cute!" I just got an old buffet from a friend and I'm going to transform it into a potting bench. Love your ideas and hope you don't mind if I borrow! Thank you!