RC Cola Cooler Turns Over a New Leaf

October 7th, 2009 in projects     
georgiamoon Georgia Terrell, contributor
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Got everthing I need all in one place! Amazing.
I gathered the neccessary parts and pieces from around the shop and had everything I needed.
Old Hooks for tools and gloves.
Old door handles will hold your towels for you.
Here we have it stocked with tools , towels, pots, some fretilizer and gloves.
Now time to go to work. The wire basket over the potting soil made it really neat and tidy to fill the pots. Neat and tidy...did I really just say that?
This potting station turned out to be just what I needed to get my Mums ready for the show.
I may take up gardening...Ok gardening may be stretching it a bit but this wasnt too bad.
Got everthing I need all in one place! Amazing.

Got everthing I need all in one place! Amazing.

When I bought this old rusty RC Cola cooler I thought I might use it as a drink cooler at a party or BBQ, but soon realized it had a better future, becoming a potting station. With old hooks, handles, metal trays and wire baskets it has become just that. It can be wheeled around and will hold all the equipment that is needed for this job. I actually used it to pot some mums for my booth next weekend and sure enough, it made things a LOT easier....AND it can still be used as a cooler for your next party...that's double your fun there.

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Comments (17)

suewhitney writes: Geo...

This is potterific. Hahaha! You know me, had to come up with a new word. It's boring sticking to only those you can find in the dictionary. Love this..pretty and practical!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 9:25 am on October 11th
DownHomeDIY writes: OK, this even makes me want to make a garden and I don't like landscaping one bit.

I may just go play in some dirt this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration.


p.s. Keep us posted on your Occasional Sale Progress! You'll do great with the new format. Posted: 10:26 pm on October 9th
chippingcharm writes: Neat, neat, neat...I love having flowers but not so much of a "gardender". I think this would definitely help! Best of luck with your sale...can't wait to see pictures. I sure wish I lived closer, I'm a bit of an Occasional Sale Junky and I love your style :) Laurel Posted: 8:28 am on October 9th
clovergirl writes: OMG - I'm looking for something funky (and raised) to go next to my back door for planting a small herb garden next spring - was thinking horse trough, turkey feeder but this would work too - MUST keep my eyes open at the fleas & auctions - thanks for the great idea! Posted: 7:43 pm on October 7th
georgiamoon writes: Well first of all thank you all for the wonderful comments on this project. Nice to know that I was missed and I have really missed being more present on the site as well. I have been super busy, as Jim noted, reorganizing my business and getting the "occasional sale" format off the ground. I am proud to say that things are going quite well in that department and I have gotten ALMOST everybody used to the idea. Seems like I just finish one and have to start on the next but it has been a lot of fun traveling around getting new inventory and getting to spend lots of time setting up the shop in a new way each time. I have another sale on the 24th of Oct. and will be posting some of my fall displays and merchandise. Thanks again for all your support. With love, Georgia

PS I am ALL for a potting party or any other kind of party for that matter..so COUNT me in!!!! Posted: 7:42 pm on October 7th
byabpryor writes: Great redo. It looks amazing..like it was born to do such a thing. WOW! Posted: 7:17 pm on October 7th
LuAnn writes: This is great. It would look great in my back yard--when can you send it!! Glad to see you're back.

LuAnn Posted: 4:30 pm on October 7th
JunkArchitect writes:
Georgia, alicemom is right; we’ve missed you. I know you’ve been really busy with your monthly extravaganzas at Georgia Moon...how’s that going.

Posted: 3:48 pm on October 7th
alicemom writes: Oh Georgia, This is just too wonderful for words! I want one too! The basket idea is the smartest thing I have seen going for a potting table. Glad to see YOU and your posts. Missed you!
smiles, alice Posted: 2:01 pm on October 7th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Man! You were thinking! I love how the wire basket allows all the extra dirt to go straight down into the bin. You should see my deck when I pot plants! Perfect use, Georgia. Your potting station is deserving of a royal crown.
Candy Posted: 12:43 pm on October 7th
RustyDiva writes: I love everything about this! The additions are all too cool and the rusty yellow patina is awesome. Like Marie ~ I love the piece next to it too. I would so buy this in a heartbeat but since you're so far away ~ I may just have to make one of my own. What a copycat I am!!!!

Oh and I could pot and party also! Something about that just doesn't sound right. LOL Posted: 10:25 am on October 7th
oldnews writes: Oh wow, this is right up my ally! I love, love. love it! It's perfect for potting or partying! I also love the little piece right next to it, that's a cool piece too! I'm guessing you have been really busy, but we have all missed your posts! This one is wonderful!! Marie Posted: 9:48 am on October 7th
fellowjunker writes: What a great idea Geo....love it, and, yes, I have been missing you as well.
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 9:38 am on October 7th
shabbychick writes: Geo...LOVE your potting "party" station! So multifunctional, with just the right touch of rusty-crusty coolness! I like the hooks and handles you added to hold tools, etc. (and it looks like it's on wheels too?? perfect!)

Good luck at your sale and take care!

Kathy Posted: 9:26 am on October 7th
CottageElements writes: Georgia, what an amazing piece. Oh, I want it! Why is California so far from Minnesota? Can you ship it? LOL! Love what you did with it. I like Jim's idea , too. Ha! Anyone else up for a Potting Party?

Lani Posted: 9:15 am on October 7th
JunkArchitect writes:
Georgia, the cooler really does make a fantastic potting station but I see no reason to not use it for potting and partying at the same time. You could fill one side with dirt and the other with beers and have a Potting Party…you up for it?

Posted: 9:04 am on October 7th
monakent writes: Howdy Stranger - we've missed seeing your posts...

This is a GREAT potting station!!! I absolutely LOVE the look and all the pictures you posted. What a GREAT post to wake up to!!! gailmarie Posted: 9:02 am on October 7th
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