Wednesday: Do it Yourself Challenge!

You know I’m all about the garden these days! It’s exciting to know that the warm weather is coming our way, and we should all make the best of it! Taking a quick look at the backyard (or balcony) scene at your home, what do you see that can be done? Do you need more colour? Summer is one season of the year where bold primary colours rule! Grab some pots and go nuts with the plants and flowers that will add that tropical feel we all long for! Ideas like staining or painting crate boxes and joining them together to make a unique centerpiece, keeps your look beautiful on a budget.

I found an awesome idea that you may want to try if you have an outdoor wooden table that you would like to revive. Take a look:

Living Garden Table

What you’ll need:

  • 1 x 1L Cuprinol Garden Shades in your chosen colour
  • 1 x large, unpainted, wooden garden table
  • Masking tape
  • 1 x small roller
  • 1 x small roller tray
  • 1 x paint brush for dusting
  • Sandpaper/flexible sanding pad
  • 1 x treated but unpainted window box the same width as the table (2 if you wish to have one at each of the table)
  • 3 x fixing brackets & screws per window box
  • 1 x screwdriver
  • Collection of fresh herbs for planting

Step 1:

Mask off a strip down the centre of the garden table.

Step 2:

Paint in the central strip with a small paint roller and tray, and a tin of your favourite colour.

Step 3:

Sand off any rough edges and paint the outside and top edge of your wooden window box in the corresponding colour.

Step 4:

Attach brackets at equal distance apart onto one side of the window box.

Step 5:

Screw the window box to the underside of the table.

Step 6:

Add plants/herbs/flowers and enjoy your living garden table.

*Instructions taken from

Not only would your dining table be beautiful, but the aroma from the fresh herbs will keep your guests talking about your genius both in and out of the kitchen! Let’s go bold or go home this summer, making distinctive DIY pieces our focus. Flow in creativity today! Happy Wednesday everyone!

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