My new potting bench!

tasymoSeptember 28, 2013

My Brother made this potting bench from an old enamel kitchen sink, and put it in a silent auction we have every year to raise money for our Family Reunion. I was lucky enough to have the winning bid. It was awesome as it was, but I decided it needed just a bit of tweeking...

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tasymo

It now has a shelves, top and bottom and a cheerful new paint job, not to mention running water! I used two old air return grates in the bottom shelf (so the water from the sink can go somewhere) and on the back for decorative purposes. I used two old door knobs on the front for hanging stuff. I found the wrought iron shelf brackets at Hobby Lobby for 70% off! This Girl is doing a happy dance today!!

    Bookmark   September 28, 2013 at 6:44PM
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KathyWI

Love it!

    Bookmark   September 28, 2013 at 6:53PM
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shysue(TN)

I am so jealous. I think you did more than "a bit of tweeking". It is beautiful!

    Bookmark   September 28, 2013 at 7:42PM
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laurastheme(8)

That is AWESOME!!!!

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 3:46PM
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garden2garden(z8 FL)

Wow, love everything about it!
I really like those brackets and the grates and the cat! You made it into a really special spot and it will be fun to see it go through the seasons.
Just looking at it again I was thinking, when in use, you might put a container on the bottom shelf and catch your run off, to water plants with.
TFS

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 4:28PM
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jlily(Z6)

What a beautiful potting bench! I love the color and your decorations. TYFS Jlily

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 6:49PM
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frankielynnsie(7B)

Wow! That is going to be really handy. When the family member that made it sees your up grade he will want it back.

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 6:52PM
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Momof6(8a La.)

WOW..What a great transformation...love it...

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 8:39PM
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sunnyca_gw

Talk about taking basic to beautiful!! Right up there with Kirk's!! Love the color & the shelves & knobs, will make gardening chores a pleasure! Jan

    Bookmark   September 29, 2013 at 9:59PM
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tasymo

Thanks, Everyone! It truly is a pleasure to use. garden2garden, I really like your idea! Now I just have to find the perfect junk container to use to catch the drainage. This puppy is HEAVY now, so it won't be moved from it's present location unless absolutely necessary!

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 7:31PM
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Marlene Kindred

Oh my goodness! I had to laugh when you said that you thought you'd do a little tweaking. ;-) Your "tweaking" looks amazing! Love the color, the shelves, the brackets, the grate on the back...heck, I just love the whole darn thing!

I'd say you should be doin' a happy dance!

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 7:38PM
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threekittens_ia

Good job!

    Bookmark   September 30, 2013 at 11:06PM
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rafor

It's gorgeous!!!!

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 6:23PM
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indigosunshine

Love it!

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 7:03PM
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sorie6(6b ok.)

Holy cow that's the prettiest potting bench I've ever seen!!! Love the color of course my fav color is blue!!TFS.

    Bookmark   October 4, 2013 at 5:29PM
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diggery(z8)

Not my idea of tweaking either, lol.
But definitely my idea of awesome!
Beautimous!

~digger

    Bookmark   October 7, 2013 at 10:08AM
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oldcrafty(8)

WOW That's awesome. LOVE the blue. Almost to pretty to work at and get it dirty!!!

    Bookmark   October 7, 2013 at 11:52AM
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nonacook(8bFL)

Beautiful!!!

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 7:59AM
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daisydal(7)

wowsers!!!!! its beautiful, great color and all of the "tweekings" are perfect!

    Bookmark   October 15, 2013 at 3:26PM
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