Easy Picket Fence Garden Table

This was a quick little project that used up the last pieces of old picket fence I found on the side of the road. 
Picket Fence Garden Table
I saw a cute little table that was similar on my friend Carlene's blog. She has gorgeous gardens at Organized Clutter. I knew I had several old pickets leftover so I thought I'd give it a shot building a similar one. 
I began by nailing all the pickets together with 2 old pallets I had leftover from a children's picnic bench. There is nothing too level or square about this project so it will be perfect for the neglected side of my house. 
DIY Picket Fence Garden Table
I used Cottage Green milk paint by Folk Art to give this bench a quick couple coats of color then added a welcome sign I had made a while back. The color didn't show as the true color in the photo until I brought the table outside. I thought about distressing it with the power sander but I think the milk paint will distress nicely on its own. 
Easy DIY Picket Fence Garden Table

On the side of our house is a garden of sorts that needs work. Truthfully, I'm looking at the photos right now and the house needs a good power washing too. My plan is to get some more perennial plants in this full sun area to fill in the spots. 
diy garden table from a picket fence

Easy DIY Picket FenceTable for the garden
The potting table will hold a few terra cotta pots on the bottom and a hanging basket on the hook. 
Secret Garden picket fence potting table
The top will be the perfect place to pot a plant on this side of the house or to just hold some flowers. 
Cottage green picket fence garden table
I'm slowly using up all the wood scraps I have in my basement and putting them to good use in my garden. 
garden bench made with pickets
DIY Cottage green picket fence garden table
It's been difficult getting out to the stores to buy gardening supplies and decorations so I'm glad I can put the wood scraps in my basement to good use. I'm keeping myself busy and having fun too! 
Side garden rustic decor
Easy DIY picket fence table

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .