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The Prettiest DIY Garden Station Storage Solutions

The Prettiest DIY Garden Station Storage Solutions

Here are my easy steps for finishing a cabinet into a pretty one and bring it outside to create a garden station for entertaining outside and storing barbecues items.

An old cabinet can be used for many different things. I decided to re-do it into something that has personality. I had this cabinet in my garage for a long time. I had partially painted it white years ago and its time it gets finished.

Supplies needed:

  1. Take Off Hardware and sand the cabinet

2. Paint the Cabinet White

I used the leftover paint I had from another project. I decided to paint this by hand since much of it was already painted. It took me about a good hour to paint all the inside doors and cabinet shelves white. Let that dry overnight. The cabinet bones have a very attractive French country look to it. Since I don’t have a room in my home, it is going to look pretty against the green outdoors.

3: Sand Corners

Since most of the work was done years ago, the sanding of the edges will be easy and fast. I am obsessed with white and heavily distressed edges. So I hit the sander on those parts extra long. This is pine so the wood grain is light which makes it even more pretty.

4. Put hardware back on.

This piece is about 20 years old and the hardware has a pretty scroll design to it. The white paint brings out the patina even more.

My son and I carried it to the garden area. I knew it would look super pretty among the trees and plants. The plants add life to the piece and the feeling of outside making it magical.

I added a 3 tier metal tray to hold the linen and utensils & coffee cups. A porcelain tea kettle. 2 large flower pots filled with mums added that perfect blend of garden decor.

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  1. This looks beautiful. Does it hold up to weather or will you have to move it inside during the wintery months? Just curious.

    1. Yes, when it rains ill move it to the garage, its a few steps away. Thanks for you kind comments.

  2. That’s a lovely cabinet Maria! You can’t leave it out in the weather, can you? I especially love that tiered metal stand too! How fun to sit out under the trees admiring your work!

    1. Thanks Florence, Ill bring it in when it rains, the garage is a few steps away.

  3. What a beautiful piece and it is so unexpected out in the garden Maria. I would love to sit outside and enjoy the great outdoors while drinking some coffee.

  4. This makeover is beautiful. Its so bright and fresh against the green of the outdoors. It all looks lovely together Maria. Pinning.

    1. Thanks Leanna, Appreciate the love. I am suppose to evacuate my coastal area because Hurricane Irma. Pray for me.


  5. I love the way this looks in your yard! It’s a great piece that you will use very often…thanks for the great idea.

    1. Thanks you Lynn.. I had to bring it in today since its raining very hard here! the garage was only a few steps away.

  6. Beautiful sideboard and what a cute idea! Saw this on the Sweet Inspiration link party!

  7. It does look so magical outside Maria. It almost feels like Alice and the Mad Hatter might just pop in for some tea when the want to escape the madness og Wonderland

  8. Hi Maria,
    There is something about the outdoors that makes everything better. This is a lovely idea and what a wonderful way to start the day.

    1. Its amazing how something that normally is inside can look so pretty outside too.
      thanks so much

  9. Fantastic work – and what a stunning result! Happy Fiesta Friday!
    Ginger x

  10. This looks so beautiful. I love all the natural setting and the cabinet looks wonderful.

  11. What a lovely setting for any time of day but especially for breakfast if you are serving those yummy eggs.

  12. Jann Olson says:

    I love old dressers repurposed into a buffet. Great idea to take it outdoors! Thanks so much for sharing with SYC. I’m sure it’s not intentional, but I’m not seeing a link back to the party.

  13. How beautiful, I must share on my social sites. Hugs, Linda on Poinsettia Drive

  14. Pinning! What a beautiful cabinet. I love how you have made a room outdoors like this! Thank you so much for sharing, and for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party. Have a lovely weekend!

  15. so pretty! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned & shared

    1. Thanks so much for the nice comment and for pinning my post! Great Party!

  16. What a beautiful piece! I love how it looks outside. And the eggs sound delicious too! Thanks so much for sharing at the #happynowlinkup!

  17. Lovely job on the piece of furniture, Maria, and I always enjoy how you photograph in the out of doors! I try to set up something similar, but with snacks and fruit when I have guests so they can always help themselves. Thanks for sharing at Celebrate yourStory!

  18. Absolutely gorgeous but would be in my kitchen as it is permanently wet in Ireland right now

    1. How nice that you are from Ireland. I don’t keep it out, i put it back inside that day! When I have parties I bring outside.

  19. Such a lovely place in your garden!
    Thank you for sharing on #omhgww this week!
    Hope you have a great week!

    1. Thanks Sam, I really loved making that, I miss my cat who is in the post. She passed a few months ago 🙁

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