10 Ways to Create an Aged Cottage Garden
What is the great irony of cottage gardens? Unlike many things, the older they look, the better.
Welcome Patina on Wood
Left to nature's devices, unfinished hardwood furniture and fencing kept outdoors develop a grayish patina over time. As alternatives to endangered teak, other hardwoods are available for outdoor use.
Look for pieces constructed with jarrah, eucalyptus, courbaril, and cedar. Rather than treating the furniture with oil to preserve its color, let weather have its way.
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