Tuesday, May 3, 2011

~ Garden Potting Bench


Is this just the best use of old junk you've seen in a long time? Kirk (kirkus in WA) posted this on Garden Web last year and it popped up when I searching for ways to incorporated architectural finds/junk in the new little potting bench - arbor Sweet Husband is building right now. I have to say this was absolutely my favorite potting bench I found. If you click on the picture it will take you to his post where he shows the bench before, and he talks about how he created it.

Restoration Hardware had the one above for about $900. I think you could make something like this one fairly easily. I'm surprised I didn't find any pictures of people making their own knock-offs. One thing that was not easily noticeable on it was that it had no back. This is the gray wall behind it showing through the shelves.

My taste fluctuates greatly between a love for such clean lines of the RH and then the fun scroll delights of Kirk's.


This one is very functional. I love the pull out bin for potting soil. I looks like it has a container inside of it. Good idea.

A simple vinyl one. Of course this would look great with the pvc fencing, and would last a very long time as well.

The one "we" are building is much smaller than the previous garden potting shed. But it will still be functional and I hope half as cute as Kirk's. I'm off to see what old junk I have put away in the sheds, even though I don't remember having anything as pretty as those old scroll brackets.

10 comments:

  1. I love it! I have one and am wanting to add a few more decorative metal pieces. This is fantastic!

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  2. That is just gorgeous, Donna! Well, they all are really. I'd love to have a potting bench. I think they also come in handy when you are entertaining as an outdoor bar area or extra place to put stuff.

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  3. Wow- they are all just wonderful! I would take any one of them! xxoo Diana

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  4. Thanks for posting these Donna. I especially love Kirk's and will look forward to seeing yours.

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  5. Wow! Was doing a search and came across your INSPIRING!!! Thank you for posting my potting bench! It was a labor of love and collecting! I use it all of the time! I continue to add to it and change things. :o) Many thanks! Kirk (kirkus)

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  6. That should say INSPIRING SITE! :o)

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  7. I'm so happy you all enjoyed Kirk's little masterpiece. And Kirk, thanks for stopping by and seeing how much we love it! It's great to hear that you do indeed use it.
    Sweet Hubby is working away on mine and I know it will be such a perfect place to pot my lovelies and to store some of those necessary supplies.
    Donna

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  8. Donna, Have been going back over your page... WONDERFUL... INSPIRING... CREATIVE! If you haven't checked out Flea Market Gardeing on Facebook, you should check it out! You would love it as they have sooo many similar ideas as you! :o) Kirk

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  9. Would love to have a gardening bench......finding room is always the problem around here:D Thanks Donna for commenting on my blog! I get discouraged and have thought of quitting because I don't think anyone is out there even visiting. Thanks again:D

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  10. Nice benches Donna! $900, eh? Yikes! I linked this to my gardening post too today, it's inspiring!

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