It seems like it’s been forever since I showed you the new wooden fence panels that we placed in the garden. We put them up in March with the intention of creating an outdoor dining area, I’m happy to say that we’ve finished with that project.
Before we could create this outdoor dining area, we had to move some large pavers that we had put in front of the potting bench last year over to the corner in front of the panels. Then Leo created a grass pathway from the entrance to the garden to the corner by tilling the path, sprigging some centipede grass, and edging it with landscaping timbers.
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I stained the fence panels at the same time that we spruced up the potting bench and put an outdoor fabric skirt on it. That’s because the new wood of the fence panels didn’t match the old wood of the bench, and I wanted all of it to look the same. After we moved our round teak table and chairs to the corner, I got busy spray painting some pots and old frames to decorate the panels.
I used some of our terracotta pot holders that we sell in our SHOP to hang the pots inside some painted frames.
And remember the plastic container you saw in an previous photo? Well, here you can see what I did with it. After cutting a round hole in the bottom of it, the umbrella pole slid down through it, giving me a container for flowers. I did cut a hole in the tablecloth so the pole would pass through it as well.
I covered the tablecloth with newspaper while I was putting the flowers in the container, and isn’t it pretty? This is not an original idea of mine. I saw it on another blog earlier this spring. (If this is your idea, I’d be more than happy to link to it.) It’s a great way to have flowers on an umbrella table!
So excited to have this little corner in our garden so we can enjoy some meals al fresco. The potting bench sink can hold some cold beverages and the top can be used as a serving table.
We’re going out tomorrow to have breakfast in our little corner and listen to the birds welcome the new day!