Hello, Summer!

Am I glad to see you!


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Now on to garden fun things…

While waiting patiently for Miss Summer to arrive, I drove Mr. Denim nuts with all kinds of ideas for garden projects.

{He needs to justify having so many tools, right?!?}

Well…one of ‘em was a real highfalutin picnic table…yes siree.

Even though I’m no longer a kid. Whatever.

And he agreed to make one for me.

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We found free plans online and decided to use this one.

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Just looking at these $99 picnic tables at Home Depot…I knew he could do better.

It whetted my appetite.

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He bought redwood there…uh huh…gotta make it a little classier…

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 and thus started a fun weekend project.

Honestly tho, it took about $250, 15 hours to build, two days to stain and another day to move a garden bed for the table’s new place.

Call it two weekends 🙂

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 I stained it with cedar stain I already had…

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then polyurethaned it the next day for a semi-gloss finish.

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{Curious Roxie}

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Side note…Roxie’s new sign on the garden fence 🙂

She deserves it…haha.

{Wait til I tell ya about her 3 week boarding & training vacation}

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 Mr. Denim…my hardworking guy 🙂

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Finished!  Looks so easy, right?

It’ll look better once the grass grows in…and fence removed.

Blame those digging dogs!

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This table is now my happy place…in the garden that’s my happy place.

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 Time to relax now 🙂

Posted by on Jun 21, 2017 | 5 comments


  1. It really turned out great…..Enjoy your new happy place 🙂

    • Oh I so am! Fresh air makes everything seem {and taste} much better 🙂

  2. Please tell, Mr. Denim that Christine & Erick from the sawmill workshop say hello and we think the picnic table looks wonderful! We will be moving to our new property in a couple weeks and be closer neighbors. I absolutely adore your garden!! So much inspiration.

    • Hi future neighbors! Mr. Denim and I say that we will definitely have you over to help break in our new picnic table :). Please stay in touch! How exciting to be closer to Sandpoint and the beautiful lake!

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