Friday, June 4, 2010

Finally.....A Potting Bench!

I'm joining Cindy @ My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday!

I thought and thought about how I could make a potting bench. I love all the others I've seen and really wanted one of my own.

Well, I'm sure you remember these shelves?

I finished painting them...... Went to Michael's yesterday and found this sign (clearance $5.99). I really, really wanted it.

Found these little planters..........2 for $5.00! I HAD to have these. I went walking around my yard looking for any kind of furniture to set these shelves on and it hit me (not literally) I have an old table sitting outside!! This table belonged to my grandmother and she kept it in her yard (let's just say rusty and falling apart). But really, why do things just come to you all of a sudden when it's been there all along?

So, I got to work. I painted the rusty table (forgot to take a before....sorry) and began on the shelves...........

more shelves..............

Found these flowers on clearance at Home Depot for $1.50! Free chair and wash tub.

Here it is again.....can you tell I'm excited? I'm so pleased with the way it turned out. It does need tweaked....a little. I need to make a run to the Dollar Tree. I found a couple of bird prints to stick in here and there. Overall I love the look, cottage at it's best!

Have a great weekend!


  1. You have some great ideas. What you did turned out perfect for potting your plants. It is amazing what you can do with nothing if you know how. Great job.

  2. Hi Crystal, you really put together a great potting bench. The shelves and table go together wonderfully. I love cottagy things and vintage garden goodies. Have fun with it!

  3. I love this potting bench!! How clever. You've accessorized it beautifully.


  4. I really love your potting bench! The fact that you created it from things that you already had, along with a few bargain finds, makes it even more special! Now I want to make one, too!

  5. What a sweet potting bench! I have the old table now I need to find the shelves to make one!! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. It looks great, I have been wanting to make a potting table. Good inspiration.

    We have land for sale down the road. I would love to have a flea market buddy. My sisters just don't get it. Have a great weekend.

  7. Your potting bench turned out so pretty!!

  8. love it! That would totally inspire me to get some gardening done - it's adorable!

  9. Oh, Crystal!
    How gorgeous!
    I, too, shop around the house, and scratch my head, thinking, what can I use for _______?
    It's hard to see our own stuff sometimes with fresh eyes, isn't it?
    The table goes wonderfully with the shelves!
    I, too, would have bought that WELCOME sign--it was a "must have"!
    By the way, I LOVE your header! ;)
    Blessings to you!