I've had fun refreshing the back porch. We spend a lot of time out here; drinking our morning coffee, taking a break from working during the day, and relaxing in the evening with cold drinks.
I really wanted something to put drinks on so we don't have to go back and forth into the house. Hm, what to use? I didn't want just anything - it needed to be unique and speak to my fun porch vibe.
I looked at Canton, thinking an old wash tub would be fun. Yikes! The price on those have shot up. More than I wanted to pay. I then thought of a tiered cart. We found one for $15! Here I am taking it back to the car:
But my daughter wanted it so I let her have it. She said she was going to paint it bright yellow. Oh! That will match my porch stuff! Maybe she'd let me "borrow" it until she got her own place? She agreed and I thought that was that. BUT....
Then I remembered I had this sitting in the attic back in the city.
I had bought it years ago at a thrift store for my son when he started school. Hmmm, the wheels started spinning.
When I got home, I climbed into the attic and got the desk out. Yes, I think it will work. I asked Bruce to paint the bottom part. The top is plywood with laminate on top. One edge had separated so we glued it back together. Then I painted the edge and bottom of the top yellow.
Still thinking it might need more protection from the elements, I found this fun tablecloth at Hobby Lobby, cut it to size, and ta da! Cute!
Here we are all set up with everything we need - plus a dog or two to pet:
Ahhhh, this is the place to be!
Last week was our 33rd anniversary. We spent it at the farm putting that drink station to good use at the end of the day. You see, we started on the bathroom renovation! We do fun stuff like that for our anniversary celebration. We did go out to eat, so don't worry - it wasn't all work and no fun. ha. It was a pretty intense week of work though. Stay tuned for more on that.