It's that time again! Time to show your thriftstore/yardsale treasures. Be sure to visit Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for more Today's Thrifty Treasures participants.
My husband came back from taking the dog for a walk last week and said that neighbors were throwing a birdbath out do I want it? Of course, I want it!! Although I thought maybe the bowl would be cracked or something. But no - It looks just fine to me. I don't know why they were getting rid of it!
But it's good for me! Free is better than yardsale or thriftstore! I haven't found a permanent spot for it yet, but I'm sure I'll find the perfect place for it soon!
Guess what I did with this sink that I got at Goodwill?
It has something to do with this heap of junk that I found on the side of the road about a year ago. It honestly didn't look this bad when I hauled it home!
My husband took the top apart and the front legs. It had a shelf on the bottom and he reused those pieces to redo the top. The front legs he used some scrap lumber we had laying around. He even reused some of the screws from this piece! Recycle & Reuse!
What do you think of my new to me potting bench? Pretty cool I think! I wanted a bench that I could soak or wash off the veggies from the garden - therefore the sink. Also the bucket underneath will capture the water I use and then I can use it again to water the garden!
It even has hooks and cubbies!
Here it is with one coat of primer. I have 4 of the bracket things so I decided to foofy up the bench a bit with two of them. I think I have some scallop trim somewhere so I may add a few more things to make it cute! Just because it's practical doesn't mean it can't be pretty!
If the weather holds I'll probably paint it this week. I have a little bit of paint left that I used on my back door where I color matched my hydrangeas in the birdbath picture above that I'd like to use. But if that doesn't work out, I have so many little bits of paint left from various things I'm sure I can find something to use!
So the bench was free, we took it apart and reused pieces and added some scrap lumber and decorative brackets which we had. So in total it cost me the price of the sink - $5.63!
I want to thank my wonderful handy husband. I have the ideas and he executes them if they involve power tools!