Well, not the WHOLE weekend, just a few hours. I also spent a goodly amount of time eating corn on the cob and watermelon. And I admit, I DID spend the lion's share of my time in the pool, squirting my kids in their faces with a Super Soaker until they banded together like Voltron and flipped my floating lounge chair over.
I think we can all agree, that's how the Founding Fathers would have wanted it.
And here we are now!! Together again. Any Monday that finds me staring fondly at something I made despite my criminal lack of formal training with power tools is a good Monday. I made this. I love saying that.
I have been really
But that's okay, because I've made my own, and so can you! First, you'll need a very meticulous and precise diagram of your future potting bench.
|Not pictured: precision or meticulousness.|
I was scandalized by this, but I've been assured it's totally normal. Anyway.
SO. I had to adjust my specs a bit and revamp some of my plans, but I perservered. I also decided to make a crucial change to the upper shelf. Instead of having a fixed shelf, I wanted to make it removeable, so that if I ever need the bench to just be a temporary table, it can be. Neato!!
|My garden tools hang from hooks on one side;|
My little red watering can hides underneath,
out of the way.
|Two white flower pots support the upper shelf, |
and the whole thing is easily removed!
Pretty dang inexpensive, for a potting bench! Less than $30 for the wood, and I had paint on hand. I'll have to apply some weather sealer to it to keep it safe from the elements, but not bad for a little weekend project!
|Chalk paint makes great, easily changeable labels. |
Jobe's Plant Food Spikes and Miracle Gro at my fingertips!
|I love this grapevine molding!|
|Peat pots and sissal twine! If only the weather|
was more conducive to gardening...
|Nosy old Dexter is in about 30 of my shots, |
so I had to include one...
|This won't do NEARLY enough damage.|
We'll be buying more.
I may even do a little gardening...
With my new potting bench!!