My first potting bench

May 9th, 2009 in member junk     
junkermidge junkermidge, member
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All dressed up!
Completed, but bare!
I included a rake head shelf, spicket knob, sprinkler towel holder, and enamel pan.
The rake head can be used to hang things and it can also hold things on top. 
All dressed up!

All dressed up!

I just finished my first potting bench!  I used an old door for the back and lumber for the rest and painted to compliment the door.  I cut a hole in the top to hold an enamel bowl.  I added a rake head shelf/hooks, spicket knob, and vintage sprinkler towel holder.  I think it looks kind of fun all dressed up.    

posted in: member junk, seasonal, wood, garden, outdoor spaces, porch, yellow

Comments (17)

BillyJo writes: I love working with doors. I really fell in love with this one. My MIL wants a plant stand. Thanks for the treat! BillyJo Posted: 9:00 pm on August 7th
grabe writes: o.k. this is awesome and right up my ally , I would quickly place this in my potting shed, well if I had one lol GRT JOB!!!! Posted: 6:48 pm on May 11th
SantaClaus writes: Upside down rake as a shelf? Why didn't I think of that b/4? Posted: 8:18 am on August 29th
vjwestbrook writes: Great job, I love the rake shelf too, I think I need to make one of these! Posted: 11:27 am on May 13th
shabbychick writes: Midge - what a great potting bench. I LOVE the rake head being used as a little shelf! Very cool.

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 3:18 pm on May 12th
fellowjunker writes: This is lovely did a wonderfully amazing job!!
xojanis Posted: 12:09 am on May 12th
Christina_S writes: Beautifully done, I would love to have it for my garden! Posted: 2:49 am on May 11th
ANGELZ writes: What a nice piece! I am also working on my first potting bench an hadn't thought about the rake as a shelf but only as for hanging, great concept..can't find doors here, even old windows go for a lot, my piece seems to be going together with an old shutter and picket fence shelf..combinations are fun...keep colecting an ya never know what cool things will evolve..thanks for posting..vicki Posted: 1:47 am on May 11th
alicemom writes: Midge! It is PERFECT! What a great job you did! I am sorry we are not next door neighbors! I'd be there in the dead of night with my wheeley cart.............
PS love the finish also! Posted: 8:34 pm on May 10th
chiccottagejunk writes: Midge - this is wonderful! I really like your shelf and pegs made from garden tools. Yours is the most unique potting bench I've seen yet. I can't wait to see it in person next time I'm up - rather - I hope you sell it before I make it up again!

Sue Posted: 5:51 pm on May 10th
JunkArchitect writes: I saw one today at the flea market…your’s is MUCH nicer. You did a great job and the door is really cool.
Jim Posted: 5:30 pm on May 10th
georgiamoon writes: Really good job on your FIRST potting bench. Love the door and all the trimmings, Georgia Posted: 2:10 pm on May 10th
oldnews writes: This is SO cute, I love it! Nice work!! Marie Posted: 10:20 am on May 10th
suewhitney writes: Oh Junkermidge...this is adorable. Love the way you have incorporated lots of different junk. Awesome!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:09 am on May 10th
grannijo writes: Midge: this is darling and very functional..I always look forward to seeing your projects!..great job!!...sharon Posted: 6:55 am on May 10th
LuAnn writes: Midge: What a great job you did. I really like this. Great use of garden items. This would compliment any outside area. LuAnn Posted: 6:17 am on May 10th
irishrovr writes:
You've thought of everything here! A very functional piece of garden art!

Eileen Posted: 1:22 am on May 10th
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