Okay, so I know this isn’t actually a potting bench table. I’m pretty sure it was meant to be a coffee table or end table, but when I got done painting it, the colors just screamed “potting bench” to me.
Which may sound weird since I know nothing about potting, planting, gardening or any of that. I can arrange cut flowers in a vase. That’s about the extent of my “gardening” skills!
But the green (Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint in Boxwood) layered over a soft blue-gray (MMSMP in Shutter Gray) with just enough chipping and distressing gave it a rustic, garden-y feel!
I think layering milk paint colors is one of my very favorite ways to paint. I have come so far since my perfectionist days, huh?! I just love how authentically distressed and aged this look is.
And can we just talk about the terra cotta pots for a minute? So, I painted 5 of them. And then I got all lazy and quit! It was kinda fun spending time by myself, outside, splattering paint here, there, and everywhere. But then I just got sick of it. I think I was just anxious to take pictures of my bench and didn’t want to spend any more time not photographing it.
So, there are 5 cute weathered-looking pots … and the rest are chillin’ on the floor waiting for me to find some more ambition!