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.
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!
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.
But, like I said I really needed some more useable space. So… Mr. OMT came to my rescue and added the shelf,
a small cubby for one of the wire baskets
as well as adding sides to it using some left over pieces of wood shelving and some leftover redwood fencing.
Once that was done a coat of paint and some oops paint was added.
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.
I am loving how much more functional it is and how the colors now match our seat cushions on our patio.
and the seats I recovered with cloth napkins
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.
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.
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