Trash To Treasure: Cottage Porch Charm
Sasha Andreev shows Joan Steffend new ideas for cottage porch charm.
Hide CaptionShow CaptionA shabby chic potting bench is made from an amalgamation of found items.
The base is an old kitchen cabinet done in a crackle finish. Fence posts serve as the upper back, old porch spindles support the upper shelf, and bullseye molding adds a little accent. The flowers that adorn the base cabinet were cut from tin ceiling pieces, the stems are spindles from an old chair, and the rosettes are garden-faucet handles. Antique door handles make great cabinet knobs. Finally, a garden faucet fastened to the back of the bench serves as a spigot for a small water fountain.