A New Potting Bench

Over ten years ago, maybe even fifteen, I wanted a potting bench.  Most of the potting benches that I looked at in catalogs were over $250.  This just was not in my family of five budget.

I saw a pine workbench kit in the local Menard's flyer.  My husband wasn't on board with the idea from the beginning, but the price was great at $39.  I stained it with deck stain after it was assembled.  The boards in the kit had some seconds but that just added to the charm of my workbench/potting bench.

This was my potting bench early summer 2010.



This is 2011. My old pumps and galvanized pails were always in the potting bench vignettes.

I used the bottom shelf to display my budding collection of watering cans.

The summer of 2012, and more watering cans.

But changes are coming...

The makeshift $39 workbench from Menard's is going to retire, or at least be moved out to pasture.

A new potting bench will be taking it's prominent place on the front patio.

Yesterday, I saw it.  Today I bought it.

A rustic sink repurposed with rough wood into a potting bench.  Here it is on display at No Place Like Home Again.



It's just the thing I needed to raise my spirits that have been low due to an extra long winter!!!!!!!

The new bench will be making it's way to my house in the coming weeks!  Stay tuned.
















25 comments:

  1. It's just perfect! I recently turned a lackluster hutch I found in a thrift shop into a potting hutch. I plan to put it to good use really soon.

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  2. Oh that is great! I have potting bench envy, too.

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  3. LOVE! I can't wait to see it in its new home!

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  4. So very cool! I'm kind of envious of your new potting bench.

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  5. Oh my gosh!! It is adorable! Can't wait to see it dressed up with your watering cans!! Lucky you! Now we just need some SPRING!! :)

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  6. So jealous Carlene, that is just perfect!
    And your watering cans and old pumps just add so much!
    I ordered a new quilt and shams yesterday.
    As you know, I have that same extra long winter problem.
    Cindy

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  7. I'm in love with your new potting bench. I can't wait to see it on your front patio.

    Jody

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  8. That is just perfect for a potting bench! Can't wait to see it at your house!

    hugs, Linda

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  9. Your new potting bench is fabulous!!! Good for you! It had your name on it, I believe. :)

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  10. loving your potting bench and now looking for an old sink!

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  11. Looks fabulous! I love the double sink top. It's going to be amazing.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  12. Love your potting bench...it is awesome!! Love the double sink on it.
    hugs,
    Cindy

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  13. oooo, I love the new bench! Someday I hope to have a potting bench as well!

    Holly at Not Done Growing

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  14. Oh my ... just love that potting bench. You deserve it after the terrible winter. You will have so much fun dressing it up.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  15. I was thinking... I like that old one what could be better? Oh yeah!

    Bliss

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  16. omgosh!!!! love it, can see why you bought it!!!!

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  17. Fabulous potting bench find. I pot my things on the ground.

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  18. Oh my gosh way to go at scoring that potting bench! It is perfect. Enjoy!

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  19. WOW! That is beautiful! I just saw one of those sinks at a garage sale last week and tried and tried to think what I could do with it. It was too large for the kitchen. Darn, now I wish I had gotten it anyway.

    Can't wait to see it with all of your garden goodies.

    Judy

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  20. Oh goodie, you are going to create some wonderful garden scenes for us with this bench aiding you. It's simply amazing. Love your geranium sign too!
    Liz

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  21. Oh, Carlene. What a great find. I know you will put it to good use. It is so practical but so cute!!!..Happy Weekend..Judy

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  22. Great potting bench! Love the color and I know you can't wait to start using it. Will you have water piped to it?

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  23. LOVE it !!! NOW I want one sister.. I have ENVY of your potting bench LOL .. Hugs and have a blessed day

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  24. And I liked the Menards bench to begin with...no comparison, it's beautiful!!!

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