Monday, June 15, 2015

My Potting Bench

I've always wanted a potting bench; a designated place to store plants, soil and tools for my convenience.

I debated purchasing one, then remembered this old bench in the garage not being used.  It was the perfect size to work with, allowing for storage underneath.

No longer in love with my stencil pattern, I decided to cover it up!  Using my paint sprayer made it fast and easy.  I saved money by using leftover exterior paint to match our door.

The trellis compliments the look and adds more storage for tools.

Gardening tools were purchased on clearance at Crate and Barrel.  I found the trellis in the Garden Department at Home Depot.


I'm storing potting soil in a small-metal trash can with lid and scoop.





This metal basket is a great container for bug spray, fertilizer and flower seeds waiting to be planted.
 

During this time of year my yard can get messy and cluttered with all of my gardening projects.  It feels much better having a place to fill planters and store supplies.





The potting bench is a wonderful addition to my yard.  I saved money by transforming something that I already had.  I hope you're inspired to create your own!

26 comments:

  1. That looks right at home there, Brandi. I really like the pop of blue.

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  2. So adorable I just love it!! The color is perfect with all the greenery too!

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  3. Love it I so wish my plants that I had would live....sadly they don't.

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  4. Perfect Brandi! It's functional and adds a real pop to your garden. My garden needs help! Now you have me dreaming...thanks!

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  5. Its perfect Brandi! I took your advice and got a galvanized bucket with a lid for my potting soil, thanks sweet friend for the great idea.

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  6. Hi Brandi! It's been a long time :) I love your project great color too!

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  7. What a pleasant place to pot and repot!! Love the punch of blue.

    Judy

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  8. It is perfect and your photos look like a spread in Country Living magazine:)
    Beautiful!

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  9. I love it, Brandi! Such a cool space to pot your plants. I wish I had my own outdoors space to create a similar spot.

    Whitney

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  10. Hi Brandi! I love flowers, gardens.... Its perfect! :)I

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  11. You know I love anything plant related! Super cute.

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  12. Que lindo!
    Me causou suspiros!!!
    Abraços,
    Márcia.

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  13. Your potting bench is very nice, Brandi. It looks a lot like the one my mother-in-law made years ago. Your flowers are pretty also. I am really enjoying my garden of roses, and am out there often pruning and weeding. I'm glad to see someone who loves their garden as I do. :~)

    Have a blessed day.

    ~Sheri

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  14. Love your potting bench! They bring so much charm to a garden and they're useful too!

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  15. this bench is awesome! you're such a talented person! happy day to you!
    Marie

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  16. Brandi, the bench is cute, cute, cute. Happy potting/planting!

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  17. Your yard looks so beautiful! Must be that cute new potting bench. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Jeanie! You are always so sweet to me. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Hope you see my reply!!

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  18. Sweet little gardening area! i need to do something like that, too!

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  19. Beautiful backyard photos, Brandi. That was a perfect place for it, and I love the fresh shade of blue.
    xoox Su

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  20. You have quite the green thumb! Your garden is beautiful!

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  21. Your garden looks wonderful. The bench looks great. It is always nice to be able to use what you already have.

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  22. Such a gorgeous blue! I am loving all the greenery! I need your green thumb.

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