Do you remember my garden work bench I showed you in April? I told you then that it wasn’t finished and I never did get around to showing you the final after.
Here she is:
My garden work bench with a galvanized top.
This is how she looked like after the first part of the transformation:
Our old garden table sawed in half and put together with the help of some palet wood. You can see her transformation in progress in the post I wrote about how our garden table was turned into a work bench.
From the start I had intended to add a galvanized steel top. I was planning on making it myself, I even had a hole string of You-Tube movies lined up to help me through the process.
And then I could only find one supplier of galvanized metal sheets in my area, it was a wholesaler who only sold industrial grade sheets. I started to chicken out on that whole Do-It-Yourself idea. And when I found out they would bend it and make the corners for free, I was so over the idea of DIY-ing it and just bought the top ready made.
I had ordered it just a tiny bit too small which was so much better than too big. We just shaved a bit of wood from the table top and hammered the steel top in place. At first is was so shiny and new that I was Googling ‘distressing galvanized steel’ like crazy. In the end my procrastination won out and then rain and time did its thing and now the top is weathering nicely.
I think I added the top to the bench early in May.
So why did it take me so long too show it to you?
Well that darn perfectionism crept in.
I wanted to truly style the area before I showed it another time. And that included doing something with the wall above the side table. Except I couldn’t figure out something original to do with it. I searched for inspiration everywhere and the few ideas I came up with failed because I couldn’t find the proper materials.
I had almost given up. Until I bumped my toe for the umptiest time on the little coat rack that was standing in my way in my attic. It is the coat rack that hung in my parents house. I took it with me when we emptied their house, but never had a place to put it. So it stood on the floor in my craft room for years, annoying the heck out of me.
This weekend I bumped in to it again, and got so irritated that I took it downstairs to take to Goodwill, I had it with that nuisance of a rack. And than in hit me, what if I hung it outside?
So I did. And although the style is totally different from the rest of that corner, I still think it works somehow. If it is there for the long haul I don’t know yet. But for now I am glad it has found a home.
Better than it was? Yes.
And after all no one is saying that I can not change it when that truly wonderful and original idea comes to me after all.
So that is another almost forgotten project finally finished….
Are you finishing long forgotten projects? Then remember to take pictures so you can link up at my Getting Things Done! linky party. I think we should have it on Saturday October 30. That way I can even highlight some of your projects in my final post of this series on Sunday 31.
I am writing a series of 31 days to Get it Done! You can find all the posts in this series here.
On the first day I explained in detail what this series is about and what I am going to do, find that post and all the posts since then in order here.