I’ve been wanting to show you the fabulous potting bench that my husband made for me. But I really had to wait for a time when I wasn’t using it so I could have it cleaned up for photos.
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He made it almost entirely from fence boards we had left over from when we built the fence along the back of our property, old windows we’ve been keeping for various projects, a couple of pallets we picked up, and odds and ends of scrap lumber from other projects.
It’s huge and heavy! I love it because it gives me so much space for planting and I also use it for a lot of painting projects.
It has a sink so I can wash the veggies from garden or rinse off flowers before I bring them inside.
It’s got outdoor electrical access for when I need to plug in a tool for a project or for when we plug in the blender to chop up stuff for the compost (it’s in the blue bin on the bottom shelf).
It’s by the hose and one of our rain barrels for when I need water.
There’s a bucket under the sink that catches all the water I use (also when it rains) so I can re-use it in the garden.
It’s located right outside my backdoor. So I have easy access to all my seeds, small planting tools, paints and brushes.
Does anyone else still have their Christmas poinsettia?
This potting bench is so much better than the little one I used to have which you can see here. It didn’t last long! This one will last forever!
Because I know people will ask, I put the transfer on the old galvanized bucket using the mod podge transfer technique. You can purchase the graphic (and lots of others) from my Daughter’s etsy shop Digital Download Shop.
Lisa~A Cottage To Me says
Love your gardening table! I almost bought some of the sunflowers the other day. I have to go there today too, I think I will pick some up. Have a delightful day!
I love it. The sink and the blue scroll detail are perfect. Sharing on my FB page today:)
Penny @ The Comforts of Home says
That is wonderful! I love it so much Manuela. I love that is has a sink!
Theresa H. Roach says
Oh what a beautiful and useful thing to have right outside the door:) Have a blessed day dear Manuela, HUGS!
kathleen grace says
What a fabulous set up! Electricity, water, and such a wonderful, useable area on top of the bench! I love how it looks, what a talented husband you have:>)
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
I love it, Manuela! Your husband did a great job on this! I love that it is so big and you’ve got plenty of room to spread out no matter what you are working on. Love the sink. I’ll bet that is helpful being able to wash things off before bringing them in the house.
I love your potting bench. You thought of everything! Beautiful!!!
[email protected] says
Shut the front door!! This is fabulous! Love the details, the color, everything!!!
The only thing I love more than the bench is that it was made with leftover materials. So creative and Eco friendly.
Your husband did a great job. Like the idea of the sink.None of the poinsettias survived last Christmas, but have had a couple to grow into a small bush type plant, but died in the Summer heat even when kept watered.
Have a good week.
Wow, that’s a great potting bench, your husband and yourself made it with a great deal of thought and planning, obviously. It’s really wonderful!
What a great potting bench! So functional and it looks absolutely fitting in your yard. =) I know you are enjoying using it so much!
I love your potting bench, and the sink is fabulous!!
Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside says
I love your potting bench! Your husband did a fantastic job!
What a pretty, practical and perfect potting bench! I can’t believe the sink; incredible! So sweet of your very talented hubby to do this for you! Love your flowers and all your exterior colour combinations; your blue door is ADORABLE!!
I love it! The potting bench is so cute and the pop of blue and yellow is fabulous. What a fun yard to spend time in!
It is awesome !! Between you and your hubby what you create is just amazing and always fun to see 🙂
I love this and am pinning it!
Very handy indeed! I think you’ve covered all the basics in this potting bench.
Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces says
How charming, Manuela…love the sink idea, too!
Brenda Nuland says
It’s wonderful! How much easier it will make gardening to have some place like that to work.
I’m afraid my garden is “going to weeds”… long story! Hopefully I’ll still be able to get tomatoes as they ripen and finally get green beans from the vines.
Very creative bench. The corbels with an accent color make it truly unique.
Manuela I love it! What a wonderful husband to make that for you. It’s awesome that you have electricity and a sink! I need to get a rain barrel to recycle all that great water!
Oh, my gosh. I am totally embarrassed about my post after reading yours. I posted a little, really little potting bench I created from a yard sale find and then you show your BIG BEAUTIFUL potting bench.
W O N D E R F U L ! ! !
Debbie J says
So nice! Love it. Your yard is always an inspiration to me. :o)
I usually do still have a poinsettia, but not this year. I like to get one of them from Church after the Christmas season is over. We donate them in memory of loved ones. I feel like they are special after being in Church. I usually donate one and love to keep one of them.
Oh my heaven, Manuela, I want one! I dream of neat potting bench and I love the touches you’ve added to yours. Putting it next to the rain barrel is a great idea.
Is your husband going to be spending any time in the Hudson Valley???? Send him over!
Manuela, that’s a wonderful potting bench. Including the window and the sink is just so perfect. Wish I had a rain barrel. Of course, it just doesn’t seem to rain here enough to ever capture anything in it.
WOW!! I am so jealous, Manuela!! What an amazing bench!! You Hubby did a terrific job!!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
That is a FABULOUS potting bench! I love all the details and also got inspiration to have a raine barrel. YES, I do still have my Christmas poinsettia and it is still BLOOMING!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing this and tell your hubby, GREAT JOB!
I love love love your potting bench!!! I want one 🙂
[email protected] Stroll Thru Life says
I love it, how fun and creative is this. Perfect idea. I would love for you to link up to my Inspire Me party that is ongoing.http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2013/08/177th-inspire-me-tuesday.html Hugs, Marty
Meadowsweet Cottage says
What a great space! Love the size of it and the sink (essential for any potting bench I’m around since I’m messy). I’m taking notes and hoping there’s one in my future.
I love it…especially the sink that you added to it…awesome
It’s awesome, Manuela! You thought of everything with this one. I love every detail! I’m including a link back in tomorrow’s DIY highlights! Thanks so much for sharing!
Laurel Stephens says
This is the most useful potting bench I’ve seen. Now I want to add a sink to mine for cleaning off veggies before bringing them inside. The bucket underneath for recycling the water into the garden again is So Smart!! I absolutely love the little window, too.