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A living garden table

See how, with a little imagination and a tin of Cuprinol Garden Shades, you can transform your unloved garden furniture into real conversation starters.


How to create a living garden table

This 'living' table adds a new dimension to outdoor dining with the addition of a painted window box growing fresh herbs and garnishes.

You will need:

  • 1 x 1l Cuprinol Garden Shades in your chosen colour
  • 1 x large wooden garden table
  • Masking tape
  • 1 x small roller
  • 1 x small roller tray
  • 1 x paint brush
  • Sandpaper
  • 1 x window box
  • 3 x fixing brackets & screws
  • 1 x screwdriver
  • Collection of fresh herbs for planting

Step 1
Mask off a strip down the centre of a garden table

Step 2
Paint the central strip of the table with Cuprinol Garden Shades.

Step 3
Sand and paint the outside and rims of a wooden window box in corresponding Cuprinol Garden Shades.

Step 4
Attach brackets to the side of the window box.

Step 5
Screw the window box to underside of table.

Step 6
Add plants/herbs/flowers and enjoy your living garden table.


How to create a cocktail bench

Give your garden bench a dash of sundowner style with a striped 'dusk' effect. Paint two wooden slats at a time in the same Cuprinol Garden Shades colour, moving from light to dark as you work your way from the top of the bench to the bottom. Then find a south-facing spot in the garden and position your perch towards the setting sun. Cocktail hour, anyone?