Tuesday, April 30, 2013

DIY Wood Pallet Potting Bench




Did you know you can make an adorable, functional potting bench from leftover (and usually free) wood pallets? Yes, you can!



My husband found this idea and ran with it-- his work has several leftover and free wood pallets each week, so he grabbed about 3-4 and brought them home. The only portions he had to purchase new were a couple of wood 2 x 4's, which we aged with a solution of vinegar, steel wool, and coffee grounds to match the rest of the wood.

The potting bench in progress:





The finished potting bench:







We will use this piece for much more than potting and caring for plants and seedlings. Since its home is on our screened-in-porch, it will be used to store coolers on the bottom shelf, act as a bar/buffet for parties and gatherings, and  will be a great place to attempt messy projects that we'd rather not try indoors. Most of all, it will be a great one-stop center for all of my gardening and planting gear that I don't want to keep in the shed!



If you are handy with a saw and building stuff like my hubby, click here for some instructions.









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12 comments:

  1. That is awesome! Your hubby did a great job!!

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  2. Oh my! It looks great! Adding yet another thing to my hubby's honey do list :) He will be so thrilled (wink wink)

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  3. Oh, this is wonderful! Glad he didn't have to take them all apart! That's a booger! I love the way you've styled it as well. The seed bag is sweet!

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  4. That is great I may have to try this !!! Have a great day

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  5. Wow, it looks so great! Just the right amount of rustic and vintage touches -- the perfect look for a potting bench. Your hubby does great work!

    PS - Congrats on winning that faucet on Keeping It Cozy! How awesome!!!

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  6. soooooo cute! come over to fishtail cottage and share your idea w/other gardeners at the party going on! xoxo, tracie

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  7. Your pottting bench is so cute! Hubby did a wonderful job!

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  8. I have one almost identical! I love a Handy husband. :)

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  9. This is so awesome... I love it!!

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