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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Potting Benches Revisited

Potting Benches....I collect them!
Not in my garden but on my Pinterest Board titled....Potting Benches.
I can't get enough of them.
Each one made up of different materials.
And each with it's own personality.
Love this with the mirrored window and candle sconces to either side.
I think old pieces of furniture make better potting benches than tables made to be specifically that.
Really, almost any piece of furniture can become one.
Even an old wall shelving unit. 
Doesn't hurt that it's full of wonderful things.

More rain here today and more tornado watches although none here in the city.
Days of rain...which I don't mind...I like it just don't like the tornadoes that come with it sometimes.

I've been busy working on some projects and I tried to take photos for a tutorial yesterday
but it's too cloudy for me to get good shots. 

But they will be coming soon. 

Several projects....
Like my ottoman...
my new lamp....
a special little decorative item...
a DIY sponsored by Jo-Ann's Fabrics too.

Oh...yeah...and my own potting bench.
I don't have it quite done and truthfully, I don't want to put it outside until the 
weather here settles a bit.

I know eventually it's going to have to live outside year round but 
I'd like to make it through the storm season this year.


Thehouseofhampton said...

I've been reading your blog for some time now and you really do have a thing for potting benches! Lovely photos that you've shared. Thanks for the inspiration.
Stay safe with the wild storms!!!


Melissa said...

I love the one made with what looks like an old buffet, but the stacked table idea seems a little more attainable for me. I'm excited to see yours and your other projects!

Mimi said...

I have to agree- I love using old furniture for this- it just looks more natural!


Amy Chalmers said...

I have a few cool old tables in the cellar of maison decor shop. i think i can make them into potting benches! thx Nita~love all the inspiration i find here and am excited to see how yours came out.

lucy said...

Nita, thank you so much for sharing your lovely blog. I'm always amazed by your talented creativity can't wait to see all your new projects. Be safe!

vintage girl at heart said...

love your inspiration and insight as always! i have been neglecting my back porch for almost a year now and this post is just the kick in the pants i need to do something grad out there with junk i already have! i need to take before and after photographs :) & maybe join in your mmm linky next week.

Laurel Stephens said...

What a gorgeous collection of potting benches. I love them, too! It sounds like lots of great projects in store on your blog. I'm looking forward to them. Have a great day!

Unknown said...

I have a potting bench obsession, too! LOVE them! I just found an old table from Goodwill that I'm converting into a small potting bench. And, I'm with you...the bench is wonderful but so is all the fun stuff that goes with it! Thanks for the inspiration!

Curtains in My Tree said...

I think i'll work on a potting bench out of an old wood book case I don't need in the house, thanks for the ideas
and the rain is enough, rain for next week everyday in Missouri
my outdoor furniture cushions just get dry and it rains again

I would rather be outside any day of the year

Debra@CommonGround said...

just pinned them, so many great ideas!!

Olive said...

They are serious potting benches. I really need one to actually use;}

Sonia said...

Did you hear me ooohing and awwing! I love love them too! I have an old bench my hubbie made me out of old barnwood..I need to dig it out and use it and pretty it up! Thanks for the inspiration!
Miss Bloomers

Connie said...

Stay safe. I always think of you when the weather man says OK. God bless.

Unknown said...

ohhhh nooooo! Now youve gone and done it! i'll have to jump on Pinterest and create a new board for potting benches! hahaha

Unknown said...

I can't wait to see your potting bench! I am thinking of painting mine and I am trying to figure out how to add a sink to it so I am looking forward to yours as inspiration. Stay away from the tornadoes and hail.