We have a space in our backyard which is quite shady due to the overhang of our neighbour’s three umbrella catalpa trees. I wanted to use this spot for a little outdoor reading area for the girls. I found this neat tutorial over at Twig & Toadstool which reinvents old wooden bowls into toadstools. I used a slightly different wooden bowl than the tutorial - those parquet type you used to see in the seventies. I found 8 bowls at Value Village (cost about 6$ total) and transformed the bowls into decorative toadstools of various sizes.
I used Krylon’s two in one spray paint in Cherry Red (two coats) and then painted the white circles free hand with acrylic paint. I then sprayed the entire bowl with Krylon’s crystal clear acrylic finish.
My neighbour has a woodpile and gave me the two large stumps which act as seating for the reading area.
and a little “cuckoo clock” (Lily made this in the winter, the tutorial is found over at Ever Kelly).
The big toadstool between the stumps is a useful table for bowls of berries.
The girls love this addition to our yard, although they sort of bicker about who gets to sit on the stump under the chandelier. That is the preferred stump!
Have a great week and thanks for stopping by,