Galvanized Herb Tray Garden and Potting Bench Makeover

Galvanized Herb Tray Garden and Potting Bench Makeover

Galvanized Herb Tray Garden and Potting Bench Makeover

Hi,   Hope you all enjoyed your Mother’s Day weekend… I know I did!  A whole weekend with my Mom was more than any daughter could ask for…and spending time with my daughter.  She is so sweet and knows her mama well…for Mother’s Day she surprised me with some herbs and I couldn’t wait to plant them.  I decided I would use one of my galvanized trays I got from Pick your Plum.  I love this online store they have some really great items,  but you have to get them  fast or you could miss out…so glad I didn’t miss this one.  I purchased 3 galvanized trays.. I already used one of them to plant some faux succulents.

Galvanized Herb Tray Garden at One More Time

Because there was no drainage and I really wanted to use this tray Mr. OMT added some drainage holes with his drill.
Once the drainage holes were drilled and herbs were panted I added three faux engraved rocks.
Three things I always wish for my daughter;  Hope, Love and to always Laugh!

Drilling holes in Galvanized Tray for drainage at One More Time

After I put this together I really got the bug to make a  few changes.  One of the changes that was made was adding a shelf and a cubby to the open area at the bottom of the potting bench.  In the last update to the Potting Bench Makeover I added a couple of wire baskets to the bottom area and coat hooks to the sides for garden tools.

Updated Potting Bench at One More Time

But,  like I said I really needed some more useable space.  So… Mr. OMT came to my rescue and added the shelf,

Before potting bench at One More Time

 a small cubby for one of the wire baskets

Adding to potting bench at One More Time

 as well as adding sides to it using some left over pieces of wood shelving  and  some leftover redwood fencing.

adding metal coat racks to hold garden tools at One More Time
metal coat racks were added to hold garden tools

Steps taken to adding more space on potting bench at One More Time

Once that was done a coat of paint and some oops paint was added.

Potting bench make over at One More Time

The round cut out that used to hold a soil bowl was replaced with an updated and painted wire 3 tiered basket and a couple of iron plant stands which now holds some small daisies.

Galvanized Herb Tray Garden and Potting Bench Makeover at One More Time

I am loving how much more functional it is and how the colors now match our seat cushions on our patio.

Adding Color with Patio Chair cushions at One More Time

and the seats I recovered with cloth napkins

Coving Chair cushions with Cloth napkins at One More Time

One thing that I love the most about  the potting bench makeover is that it didn’t cost us a dime to do…since it was leftovers from other projects and the paint we already had..

 Here is a little tip for you all:
If you find yourself always painting something… like me.

Always check out the oops paint section. We all pretty much know the colors we use in our homes and projects,  so if it is a color you know you will use some day… why pay the regular price when you can get it cheaper now.

I got a gallon of exterior paint for $7.00 not knowing exactly what I would use it for, but knew it would be the right color for future projects and I got an oops paint that ended up being exactly the color I needed to add to the potting bench…I just love when that happens!

Also, one more tip…don’t throw away your leftover wood…you never know what you might be able to use it for.

Organizing Potting Bench at One More Time

There are so many different and unique potting benches, but I do like how this turned out and glad Mr. OMT was able to make it more functional.

Planting in Galvanized Trays at One More Time

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 Till Next Post…Xo Tammy
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  1. What a transformation! It turned out so beautiful! I've featured you today for our Feature Friday from this week's Inspire Me Monday party. Thanks for joining it!

  2. Such a great idea! I used to have one my hubby made for me years ago and I really miss it. We've moved several times since and it was too big and heavy to bring. I'll have to get him to build me another!!

  3. What a great idea. <br /><br />I guess, I have to transform mine, then? ::-)<br /><br />Thank you so much for sharing for the great ideas.<br /><br />Happy weekend.<br />/Cc

  4. Your potting bench is so charming. I really want one and may have to break down and make one this summer! Thanks for stopping by the Outdoor Extravaganza!

  5. Love everything…what a great transformation on the potting bench…and that tray with the herbs is gorgeous!

  6. Love the tray and the potting bench, Tammy! Your outdoor space looks so pretty! I would enjoy spending time out there!

    • Thank you Shenita!!! I love spending my time out back, but with this 100 degree weather…it makes it hard. <br />I don&#39;t know what happened to Spring…but it sure has been Summer around here


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