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About Me: I am the creative person behind Ribbonwood Cottage. A mother, wife and grandmother. My goal in life is to leave a lasting legacy to my family that life is incredible. God gave us this one life and it is worth the journey! A believer. A pianist, church music and worship director. Focused on intentionally living the best life possible.

July 3, 2011

Make an adorable Cottage style potting bench~and our porch

Happy Independence Day everyone! It was 100 degrees here today....so we barbecued on the cement! hahahaha....just kidding! I cooked my feet instead running to the pool....snicker, giggle.
Seriously....a project I have worked on and decided to make is a potting bench! Let me tell you how easy this really was!
Find a chest of drawers, or a bookshelf (about 36 inches high-stomach height) and then top it with a portion of picket fence found at Lowe's or Home Depot. I happened to have a spare portion here....behind our barn.

I used a hand saw and cut the fence portion to the length of my metal cabinet. Painted them white. Next I just used a screw driver, drill and hammer and attached two old pieces of wood (also behind the barn) as shelves.
There are sheep behind our barn, a ram in particular that loves to chase me (not joking). So when I go behind the barn I have to go armed (rake or shovel) so that I can keep it at a distance...it loves to chase me...(again not joking).
After I added the shelves I began to add the needed items to pot plants.
Little trowels, shovels, terra cotta pots, and of course packets of seeds!
I googled (images) potting benches, then I googled again "potting benches, make one" and found some incredible ideas and pictures.
The easiest idea though was to marry the two items together. Paint and start using!
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GardenOfDaisies said...

Your potting bench turned out great!! You will get a lot of good use out of that.

Unknown said...

looks great, I need to make one of those!

K-Sue said...

What a great idea! I don't have a good place to leave a potting bench, but I am filing this idea away in my 'maybe someday' plans.

Heaven's Walk said...

Very clever idea, Debbie! Your bench turned out so sweet! I have a huge old one in our backyard, and now I need to do some floofing with it to make it look as cute as yours! :)

xoxo laurie

Melody said...

Ahh! So adorable! Now I need to get ahold of a picket fence...

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