Saturday, March 5, 2011

Potting Bench

Several years ago my husband bought me this potting bench.
Unfortunately it had become storage on our back porch to the point that I couldn't use it and it was nothing more than an eyesore (to me). You see the back yard belongs to my husband for all of his "collections". I happened to mention that I would love to have my bench over to the side yard so that I could use it for planting this year. Today he woke up and said today is the day and began to clean it up!!! Hallelujah! I think I heard the angels sing!
I didn't get out there soon enough to get a before picture, it was awful! This is just the stuff he took off that he didn't throw away! I have to tell you I was so excited to get it back AND I had just purchased a few spring flowers the other day. And then I  thought blog post, blog post! And then I'm thinking of all that I can do to make it something I can put on here. One minute I am cleaning house and the next playing with my potting supplies. So much more fun!
Isn't it cute?
I love my flowers in an old rusty lunch box.
It has this cool little tub where you can put dirt.
But then when you don't need the dirt you put the wooden lid back on top of it.
Lots of storage on the bottom.
And even more on top with drawers and shelves.
I love this old rusted out lantern.
I've had this little out house forever, it's just so cute, can you say that about an out house?
This bird house I painted years ago back in my Mary Englebreit days. ( I adore her!)
This is an old lounge chair of my husbands. I started having him bring over a few of his cool pieces for my photo shoot. Now I am thinking put a little pillow in there and it's the perfect place for me to sit and relax after planting.
Another one of his things, and old tractor seat on a base. Rust =love!
So now I have my own little space in our backyard, thank you honey! I suggested some other "things" we could do in the back yard and he reminded me Rome wasn't built in a day! sigh! So what are you doing to get ready for spring?

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35 comments:

Grannys Attic said...

OMG it really looks great now. Love that old tractor seat too! Have a great day, Vicky

{northern cottage} said...

I'm so jealous that you are buying flowers already...we're still buried under snow and will be for a nother 6 weeks or so I bed! ahhhh spring is EXTRA special to us that means! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that tractor seat chair - fabulous!

www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

Debra@Dejarenew.blogspot.com said...

Ahhh so luck to enjoy the site of flowers already. We just got more snow yesterday in Michigan. blah! Maybe I will take a trip to the store and bring the out doors in with some flowers :)
Love your planting area.I also love it with the flowers and the rust together.
Have fun!
Deb
http://dejarenew.blogspot.com

Brandi said...

bwhahahahah! rome wasn't built in a day. gotta love that philosphy. ;)

Glad you got your spot back.

Brandi

Serendipity Chic Design said...

You are so lucky to have a potting bench Laura! I love it! I think it will still be another month around here before we can even think about flowers. I can't wait!

Take care,
Lisa

Funky Junk Interiors said...

Laura, you KNOW I LOVED this!! And I love the junk around it even more. This is my total dream yard. :)

I've featured you on SNS #71's sidebar this weekend. :)

Donna
http://funkyjunkinteriors.blogspot.com/

Prior said...

I love this and your pics are so pretty, love the chaise, too! Lezlee

Finding Home said...

Laura, look so great! So perfectly styled, but real for use! Congrats also on the feature on Funky Junk! I am so jealous you have flowers already! Take care, Laura

Home for 6 said...

Laura, I love the potting bench. I am building myself one for this year..and can't wait to finally have something other than the driveway or the patio table to use to plant..I adore the little lunchbox/tackle box with pansies...
tammy

Mel's Cabin said...

Lucky, Lucky you! Nice potting bench and tractor seat to boot! Cute way to set it up too and display some neat stuff...your husband is a sweetie for sure. Mel's Cabin love this idea!

mississippi artist said...

I love your potting bench! The lounge chair will be perfect for sitting and planning more projects. It drives me crazy when my hub won't do what I want right now,too! I see you have a doxie-I have three, they always want to be right with you don't they?

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

love the lunch box..great idea! Can't wait to get my hands dirty!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Hi Ms. Smartie pants! The potting bench looks so happy, now. The flowers are the perfect bright, lively contrast to all of the rusty, rustic goodness. The old tool box & tractor seat are killin' me! Hugs, Kim

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I love it! That's exactly what I want to do with mine, fill it with pretty things!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a lovely vignette! I adore the bench!

Have a wonderful Fat Tuesday!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

I LOVE this!! I would love for you to share it at my Linky Party!

*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

xoxokara

Jennifer said...

LOVE! I have been wanting a potting bench for awhile. Keep asking my hubby to build one, but haven't gotten it yet. Visiting from Somewhat Simple.
Jen

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I love this! I want to go out and find a potting bench now. I love all the rustic items you have on it. So pretty!
~Shanon

Comeca Jones said...

I love this !!I cant wait till I get to do a little potting this weekend!

~SueSCharmingChippyCottageCreations~ said...

Love your potting bench I have one too and my boyfriend just made 2 for me to sell at my store. I can't think of anything more I would rather do then get out and pot some plants at it thanks for sharing I am following you and will check out your other posts.

Tonya said...

Super cute!! I would love a potting bench!!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That is awesome! I would love to have one of those!

Jennifer said...

Great piece! I love how you staged it. Saw you over at Remodelaholics link up party... I've been wanting a potting bench for some time. I'll be on the hunt now! Thanks for sharing :)

Sarah said...

Great stuff! I love gardening, it would be fun to have something like that to put my flowers on!

I am a new follower from Chic on a Shoestring, I would love if you could stop by www.mooseandtater.com

Joani said...

OMG. That is so cute & great stuff. Isn't spring just marvelous?
http://mysouthwestramblings.blogspot.com/

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

My dear, what fun things you have! he he

I about flipped when I saw your lounge chair. I have been obsessed lately looking for one. They are sooo expensive new!

Have a wonderful weekend,

Susie

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...
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Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Love this- your potting bench is darling and so many things you have all around are so neat- that chair is amazing! Thanks for sharing at FNF!! :)

Erika . . . with a K said...

I love this beautiful potting area.... it is perfect. I want one!!!

kara@elements-interiors.net said...

Thank you for linking up this great post last week! {Im a lil behind, eeekk!}

Its party time AGAIN!!! xoxokara



*ENTER LINKY PAR-TAY Here! *

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

Everything looks super! I love the colorful flowers planted in the tool box! And the tractor seat!
gail

Ivy said...

I LOVE this! I have it on my list to make a potting bench. Yours is fabulous!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

How adorable is that!!!! You have me looking in my yard but I have nothing! :(

Mary Ellen said...

Oh I was imagining how much joy fixing and playing with this fun potting bench was bringing you!! Amazing how much fun puttering can be!!

bee blessed
mary

Audrey said...

Glad you got your potting bench back. Love it. Looks great with all the rusty accessories. Always wanted a potting bench.
Audrey Z.
Timeless Treasures.
http://audreyzumwalt.blogspot.com/

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