Potting bench

I apologise for the silence. It’s been a rather hard month with some personal losses and disappointments… but life continues, does it not? I have my little 6-year-old Sunshine and my Husband-of-a-Rock to bring the smiles to my face and this time has drawn us closer… anyhow.. on with it:

I mentioned my vintage ironing board in a previous post.

My ironing board as a pot stand.

My ironing board as a pot stand.

I also mentioned I stained it a jarrah stain… the same stain as my outdoor table and chairs.

I LOVE my new eBay-ed outdoor setting :)

Our new-to-us outdoor setting

Well, I’ve since filled the courtyard with a slowly growing (cos pots and planters are so expensive!) assortment of my favourite plants: hydrangeas, roses, maidenhair ferns, camellias, butterfly plants, frangipanis and hoyas.

So far, given what we can afford to get and the space restrictions, I love what I’ve achieved but I would like a “potting bench”.

My potting bench

Right now it’s just a couple of borrowed milk crates from the husband (he hoards them) to store my oft-used gardening supplies and when I need to actually pot, I squat on the floor on a tiny stool.

My dismal semblance of a potting bench

My dismal semblance of a potting bench

Great potting benches

These are more my style:

An epic potting bench, via Timeless Paper

An epic potting bench, via Timeless Paper

Such a beautiful corner for a potting bench, via Sherri's Jubilee

Such a beautiful corner for a potting bench, via Sherri’s Jubilee

Much more rustic potting bench, via Lisa Kaus

Much more rustic potting bench, via Lisa Kaus

The luxury of an indoor potting bench, via Sherri's Jubilee

The luxury of an indoor potting bench, via Sherri’s Jubilee

Potting station, via Shelterness

Beautiful, but could do with more storage, via Shelterness

Petit little red potting table via Shelterness

Petit! via Shelterness

Large sink on potting bench, via Shelterness

Large sink on potting bench, via Shelterness

Well stocked potting bench, via Shelterness

Well stocked, via Shelterness

Love that enamel bin for potting soil. Not terribly hard to stencil it on an enamel bin myself, but with the 10kg economical potting soil bags, pretty isn’t available. Maybe I need to start looking for a large enamel rubbish bin. Yellow or pink. On castors.

Space saver, wall potting station, via Shelterness

Space saver, wall potting station, via Shelterness

Potting bench with great kitchen cabinets, via via Shelterness

Awesome kitchen cabinets to store garden supplies, via Shelterness

Turn a door into a hanging rack for gardening tools, via Shelterness

Turn a door into a hanging rack for gardening tools, via Shelterness

Compact yet well equipped potting bench, via Shelterness

Compact yet well equipped, via Shelterness

Under the sky potting bench, via Shelterness

Under the sky potting bench, via Shelterness

Slats and ladder maketh a unique potting bench, via Shelterness

Slats and ladder maketh a unique potting bench, via Shelterness

A potting bench tucked in an unused corner, inspired!! via Shelterness

Tucked in an unused corner, inspired!! via Shelterness

Cheery potting bench! via Shelterness

Cheery potting bench! via Shelterness

This one above is the first I’ve seen with actual sprays and plastics… I mean, potting benches should be filled with seaweed concentrates, Osmocote fertilisers, dirty gardening gloves, rose food, insecticides etc. Come on!

Line the top of a bench with tin and you get a simple yet effective potting table, via Shelterness

Line the top of a bench with tin and you get a simple yet effective potting table, via Shelterness

White and pretty potting bench

So white, so pretty

I need me a giant sized of that terrarium.

An organised potting bench using crates

Using crates to store and organise potting and gardening supplies.

3 June 2012

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8 Comments

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    Jessie

    23 July 2012

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    Jessie

    23 July 2012

    I miss gardening! Part of me thinks I should be a landscaper. I miss playing in dirt and watching things grow. Someday I will plant again. :) Great inspiration.

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    drey

    30 July 2012

    I know! One thing about gardening that i do hate… is gardening in the bitter winter ;)(And it doesn't even snow here in Australia for winter!)When are you coming here Jessie!?!?

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    Deborah

    19 August 2012

    I think that you would really love the potting benches from The Design Pallet. They are right in line with the awesome benches you posted, and each is unique because it's made with reclaimed pallets. Really fabulous! http://thedesignpallet.com/pallets

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    Junk-it Junction...

    20 August 2012

    Your potting bench is quite unique, but I do love a good potting bench! Thanks for the eye candy :)

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    drey

    23 August 2012

    Thanks Junk-It Junction!! Good to hear from you. We're still enjoying the bamboo side table we bought from your garage sale about 2 years ago :)Deborah: Thanks for the link! Check out my latest post :)

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