Monday, April 1, 2013

Potting Bench

Hi there!  We are so glad you stopped by!
I have been out of the blogging scene for a little while, taking a little break.  
I was blessed with a trip to Cancun, with my Sister-in-Law, for 8 glorious days!  It was a much needed trip, for both of us. Getting away from our cold, cloudy, Minnesota days and having some wonderful bonding time that we haven't had in years, was way over due.
So, I'm feeling refreshed and ready to get back to blogging and sharing some things I've been up to.
When one of the guys at work came back from a job site with a stainless steel sink, I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.
One of my girlfriends had a birthday coming up and she L.O.V.E.S. gardening. What do you give a girl that loves to garden?  A potting bench of course!
I figured as long as we were making one for her, we should also make one for me.  
We used treated wood because I wanted it to hold up to the "Minnesota Elements". 
Once the bench was made, my assistant, aka Husband/Partner in All Things Wood, we cut out a hole for the sink and dropped it in. 
The best part of this bench is it has water.  Well, actually it's a hose.  
All we did was use the existing hole that was already in the sink, for the faucet.  
Hook the other end of the hose up to your outside spigot and waa laa!  A potting bench, with water!
We did not add a drain/strainer to the sink bowls.  Here's why.
When potting a plant, you spill dirt everywhere.  Well, I do.  I wanted to be able to take the spilled dirt and push it right through the holes back in to the bag or bucket, depending on where you keep your potting soil.  It works perfectly.
I'm in love with the shelf underneath.  You can keep your pots or baskets under there.  
If you're like me, I have to decorate everything.  I'm serious, everything! I'm pretty sure this is a sickness.
So, when you're done with potting your plants, decorate the bottom shelf so you have another pretty thing to look at in your backyard.
See what I mean......a sickness!
Now that my potting bench is complete and in my backyard, I'm hoping that these 27 degree days will stop. I'm starting to feel a great need to "Smell Dirt", as my friend Wendy, would say.
Sunshine and dirt.  Yep, that's what makes me happy.  
Well, okay, an occasional glass of wine makes me happy, too!
I would love your feedback on our Potting Bench.  What would you change, what is your favorite part?
P.S. A special thank you to my amazing daughter, Tiffany, for picking up the slack while I took my little hiatus, and for always being my cheerleader.  
Thank you so much for stopping by.  It means the world to us!


  1. I have an old stainless steel sink up in the garage rafters... saved for just this type of project. Even have a place behind the garage for it. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Perfect! It's always good to save those kinds of things. You never know when they might come in handy!

      Thanks for your comment, Leah. It means so much to me.

  2. LOVE the decorating you did for it - the shelf underneath - the wire basket - VERY NICE!

    1. Thanks, Deb!

      It means so much to me that you like it.

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