I know I sound like a broken record when I say this, but gosh, time flies doesn’t it? I could have sworn that I restyled the photo cottage last summer, but turns out it was actually back in 2020.
At that time I was going back to making the shed into a ‘summer house’ and I didn’t want to actually spend any money on it, so I used things I had on hand including an old farmhouse table.
This is an old, super heavy table that I’ve had for quite a few years. I used to use it for display at my carriage house occasional sales.
Before placing it in the ‘summer house’, I repainted the table base in Dixie Belle’s Kudzu …
and gave the top a fresh coat of Fusion’s Liming Wax.
Even after two years in the shed it still looks great.
But now that I want to turn the space back into a potting shed, the table needs to make way for a potting bench. So I pulled it out of there.
Then I had a little fun staging it in the garden as a spot for making notes in my garden journal.
I searched high and low for a garden journal that I liked earlier this summer and didn’t have any luck. However, my sister will attest to the fact that I had some rather picky requirements for it. It had to be spiral, it had to have lots of space for making notes, it had to have a pretty cover, etc., etc. I dragged her to various shops where I hemmed and hawed over the possibilities. Eventually I ended up going with a 18 month planner that I found at Barnes & Noble.
This will get me through next summer anyway. I mainly want to keep track of what I’ve planted where, and when.
OK, so I don’t actually sit in this spot to write in my garden journal …
but maybe I should! It seems ideal for such things.
If this table were slightly more portable, I’d keep it on hand simply as a photo prop. It provides a nice blank surface for staging smaller pieces, like toolboxes or product photos.
(that’s a little ‘foreshadowing’ for an upcoming post)
Maybe I should look into adding casters to the table so I could more easily wheel it around. I don’t know, even with wheels, this table is a bit heavy for me to be man-handling it around all the time.
But for now, this table is homeless. So here’s what I’m going to do. I’m going to list it here on the blog for local sale and if someone snatches it up, great. And if it doesn’t sell, well, I think I’ll continue to use it for photo shoots.
If interested in the table, be sure to check my ‘available for local sale‘ page for more details.