Le Garden Party, Part Deux. Aluminum Siding Makes a New Top!
I had an old tea cart, but the top was in very poor condition, so I added a piece of Stainless steel I had cut and aged to perfection.
The perfect Garden Cart
Here is what I started with:
This little guy was in BAAAD shape. Dirty, warpy wood, and basically not loved by anyone. I gave him a thorough cleaning, then painted the first coat in a mixture of Cece Caldwell’s Seattle Mist and Blue Montana Sky. I finished it off with CeCe Caldwell’s Carolina Sun Yellow. I distressed it just enough so the underlying colors would show through.
Now for the new top! The wood was really not looking pretty on top, even with the new paint job. I cut a piece of Aluminum Siding. I gave it that “aged” look with a fabulous metal aging product called “Jax”. You can order it HERE. It is really easy to do, and the finish ages in just minutes.
I want this piece to be able to “live” outside and withstand the elements. I sealed the entire piece with several coats of a spray outdoor Polyurethane.
Now it is ready for service!
And now for the entire reveal…
And just in case, you haven’t seen enough. Here they are, all three of them together. Check out how I made over that Plastic, YES PLASTIC table and the cute chairs HERE.
Here is to sunny days ahead and outdoor dining!