A Rustic & Patriotic Potting Bench

Earlier in June I picked up this second hand ice cream freezer bucket.  The bottom and liner are plastic and the sides are wood.  I don't think it's terribly old.  It was all ready spray painted this bright red.  I also picked up a red, white and blue Minnesota license plate from 1990.


Red White & Blue Planter www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
The bucket needed some sandpaper distressing and a rub down with dark walnut stain to age it a bit.  Next I sprayed it with a matte poly.  I filled it with a Kmart brown plastic hanging basket planted with million bells, verbena and petunias.  It was one of their confetti series baskets "Patriotic Mix".

Red White & Blue Planter www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I have had the craft shop flag for about 10 years.  It has hung both inside and outside of my house.  I have it centered over both the potting sink and picket fence.

Flags in Outdoor Pots www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
The Semperivum in zinc pots on the barn wood board are filling out nicely.

Outdoor Holiday Junk Vignette www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
I added little flags to all of the pots.

Outdoor Holiday Junk Vignette www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
An old red chippy lantern with a primitive patriotic baseball are situated on the potting sink with a small bucket of red impatiens and a vintage watering can that was my Grandpa's.

Outdoor Holiday Junk Vignette www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com

Red White & Blue Potting Bench www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com

Outdoor Holiday Junk Vignette www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
Here's the whole red, white and blue potting sink!  A calibrachoa is in the watering can.  

Outdoor Holiday Junk Vignette www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com

Outdoor Holiday Junk Vignette www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com

I really enjoy 4th of July decor because I am a big fan of red and navy blue!





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10 comments:

  1. Your potting bench is the greatest one I have seen and I adore your 4th decor.

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  2. Carlene, you are amazing...I always love what you do!!! Christine from Little Brags

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  3. I love the funky license plate decorating your ice cream bucket! Great find, Carlene! You're all ready for the 4th of July. We don't have our town parade until the following weekend, so I've got a little time to get my yard in order. I wish I had your potting bench!

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  4. Carlene ... that is a great potting bench with the sinks. Love the green paint and may paint mine that color when it needs painted again. Love your red/white/blue decorations. Those little flags are precious as well as the baseball and metal star. Makes me want to go decorate with something red/white and blue.
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  5. I love your potting bench. Perfectly Summer and patriotic!! :-)

    Blessings...
    ~Sherri

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  6. Love your rustic and patriotic potting bench!!
    ~Cindy

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  7. Love your patriotic vignette! It has inspired me to get going on Patriotic decor! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. I love this. We are hunting for an old sink to hook up to a spigot out by our BBQ area but to use for garden washing too. Love yours so charming.

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  9. Great touches Carlene!!

    Cynthia

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  10. Carlene, you are amazing...I always love what you do!!! Christine from
    Little Brags

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