A versatile piece with storage and a galvanized surface for garden chores or beverage service accommodates gardeners and partyers alike. To show your eco smarts, buy a bench made of sustainable cypress and cedar, then personalize it with a fun paint color.
Time: 8 hours Cost: $$ Skill: Level 2
A lattice is a simple, yet practical, addition to a potting bench. Cut to fit and screwed to the sides and back of the potting bench, the lattice bolsters the practicality of the painted service station. Cup hooks put often-used tools within easy reach.
Time: 12 hours Cost: $ Skill: Level 3
Grab-and-go enameled tubs make stylish storage bins for garden tools or party accessories. Casually stenciled labels tell you which tubs hold what. Use outdoor crafts paint and stencils to label them. The tubs can also be filled with ice and chilly beverages or potting soil and other good intentions.
Time: 30 minutes Cost: $ Skill: Level 1
For the perfect serving spot, update a shabby tray with a spritz of enamel paint and a fitting piece of laminated fabric. A bonus: This fabric provides a nonslick surface.
Time: 30 mintues Cost: $ Skill: Level 1