In my last post I said I was working on my potting bench and it is now finally done. I have had this potting bench for about 16 years and it has had a few purposes in it's life time. It started as a potting bench and then when I had my store it was cleaned up, painted, stenciled with ivy and used for display. After the store was sold it has been just sitting around collecting dirt.
Before I get started on the potting bench, do you remember when I wrote in last post I tried to get pictures of the birds enjoying their new retreat and wasn't able to get one before I posted?
To finish it off a stain with a sealer was used.
I really like the new color!
Time to get things organized
To help solve the organizational problem, I purchased two wire baskets at Marshals for $7.99 ea. I think these really were intended to be for office files, but I really liked the size of them and the name plate on front.
I hot glued the sisal rope around the edges of the basket and wrapped the handles as well,
with a little help from my daughter's kitten Pickles
one basket is filled with flower and vegetable vitamins and the other holds pots, gardening gloves and hose attachments.
Handles on mason jars were made with wire. I have a few of these with candles in them hanging on the apricot tree.
I believe I like this look best! I am sure it will change, but for now I will leave it like this, for awhile anyway. So, this makeover probably only cost around $30.00 or less. Can't beat that!
I am very pleased how it turned out!
I am thinking one more basket is in order! I have "an idea" famous last words. I have some other things I want to incorporate into the bench! What do you think? Would love to hear your ideas!
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