Saturday, May 19, 2012

But I Want To Keep Her...

What do you get when you combine an old restaurant table top, a pile of pallet wood, the top to a vintage cook stove, a broken mirror mount from a dresser long gone and some paint?


Something pretty fabulous! Or at least I think so. This is a very unique, one of a kind, and might I add very heavy potting bench that I just finished making for tomorrows garden event at The Wade Creek House.

(Sorry for the horrible before photo. My camera was on video mode and I didn't realize it until it was too late)

It was one of those moments I had when I look at a pile of something and say, "ummm let me see...potting bench".  Weird to some, but totally normal to me. I hope someone falls in love with her and has to have her, but I am not going to 'give' it away. I've been crawling around on the garage floor for three days nailing her together after all.

And...do you want to know a secret? It wouldn't hurt my feelings too terribly if everyone just drooled over her without breaking out their wallets because...
I really want to keep her. Just don't tell my husband.



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19 comments:

Debbi said...

oh crap. You amaze me Carrie. I would keep this too..although I think you would sell this in a heartbeat. What really makes this pop is the curved wood detail at the bottom. I gave your blog URL to the gal who owns Vintage Emporium here in Stayton...she re-purposes furniture too and you are such an inspiration I had to share your talent!

driftwoodesign said...

FABULOUS, MAGNIFICENT, and idealy perfect. Great repurpose Carrie.
Kristy @ 4 the love of WOOD

Ruthie said...

I love it ... whimsical and eye catching!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that is so fun and SO creative! great job!

Pamela Gordon said...

I think this is the cutest and most original potting table I've ever seen! I love it! I hope you keep it.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Adorable! Nobody would get that away from me:)

Helen and her Daughters said...

I don't blame you I would want to keep it too!

Butterflies & Seashells said...

Great idea and great job!

Sharing Shadymont said...

What a wonderful and unique creation! So beautiful.

Liz - Imageremix said...

I love that you designed this out of what you had. Ingenious! Those curvy legs really set it off. I hope you sell it, but then again...
Liz

Amanda said...

How cool is that? You are so very clever! I just love your ingenious creation!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

Wow! this is purely ingenius!!!!
I love every aspect of this garden bench. ESPECIALLY the curvy legs.

I just found your blog via Feathered Nest Friday.

I'll have to pop back in and read further!

--be seeing ya! Pat

suzyq said...

What a fabulous creative piece of art!!!!
Great job

Meg said...

Carrie, holy moly. I can't even tell you how much I love this! Truly amazing! Will you ship it to me?? :-P

Thanks for linking up on SOS!!

XO

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Carrie, this is wonderful! love the way you morphed it all together, just such a fun idea, thanks for linking to the party!!

fiona anderson said...

I would definately keep it too, as it's just incredible. Love love love it !

Jen Lossing said...

This is great. I just love the use of mixed materials!

SweetMelissa said...

What a fabulous result! I love these elements married together!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Beautifully done Carrie. I often want to keep things I make too and as it always happens, they are the first to sell :)

Thanks for sharing on Shabbilcious Friday.