{DIY Potting Table}

I had a potting table on my front porch last year
{you can see it here}

northern cottage spring potting bench

which I loved to look at

but it wasn’t as functional as I’d hoped

If any dirt were to spill (which does happen with a potting table after all), it was a bear to clean off the porch

So I decided a new plan of attack was in order

I took a table (previously used in my office as a work table/desk)

and a huge heavy piece of metal that I picked up at a local sale {intending to use it as a gigantic bulletin board}

and a little shelf

Throw them together

and I got this







northern cottage potting table 2

northern cottage potting table 3

With everything I need RIGHT at my fingertips!


northern cottage potting tools


northern cottage yellow truck 2

northern cottage garden pots

a cute vintage stool with a sassy little ruffled skirt

that I can use to sit a spell while potting and primping my plants

northern cottage potting table stool

northern cottage succulent pot

mmmm succulents

northern cottage yellow truck

And who can resist a vintage yellow truck

northern cottage potting table

I placed this whole new area on the back wall of our attached garage which has a water source right next to the potting table , easy clean up and very handy access!


Now I’m all set to get my

gardening groove


{I’ll be sharing some of my planting adventures here soon!}


Chat soon -

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  1. Oh wait....I got mixed up....now I need to pin this too :) I adore the little dumptruck! Thank you so much for linking up and making me smile!


  2. What a great idea! You're all set for planting some beauty!


  3. Oooh.... I'm a needin' to revamp my potting bench and I NEED one of those turquoise bulb tins. Lovin' every bit of this! :)

  4. Wish I had a potting bench to start with. Looks great.

  5. That is really cute. What a great combination...love the colors as well. I'd be pretty happy to incorporate that into my outdoor space. Thanks for sharing, liz

  6. That is super cool - I just love it and would love to mimic it!
    I would love for you to come by my party and link it up - the party just opened!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  7. This is so cute, and practical! I really need to sort one out, my boys insist on helping which really only makes a mess!

  8. Love this...and your photos are amazing...like a magazine photo spread!! I'm going to pin this for inspiration...I've been slow getting my outdoor areas "pretty" this year!! Chat soon, Laurel

  9. What a fun piece--love all of the details. And the skirted stool is perfect. Thanks for linking up at Beyond the Picket Fence!

  10. A dorable! I love it. I just grabbed an old wheeled metal table from curbside and fashioned it into a potters bench. I love your truck!!! so cute.

  11. A dorable! I love it. I just grabbed an old wheeled metal table from curbside and fashioned it into a potters bench. I love your truck!!! so cute.

  12. I have potting tables in my dreams ... I have some odd delusion that if I had a potting table my plants might actually live. Ha!

    ... so happy you shared with us all at our Great Outdoors link party!



  13. That is adorable! I love it! Thanks for sharing at the Pomp Party.
    Pinning to our Pomp Party board!

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

  14. Love love love the yellow dump truck! Super cute potting table as well.

  15. I am in love with all of your eclectic little details. So fun. Thank you so much for linking up to our party!

  16. I love your potting table and that cute apron!

  17. I love it! I love the pops of yellow and the truck :) Off to pin....

  18. Oh, I love it...and I just love the ruffley skirted stool. I remember my mom having a bright red stool just like that when I was a little girl...

  19. You are all set indeed. Isn't it fun to shop your own house? You did great w/ this combo.

  20. SUCH a fun, happy space and so well put together! I'm featuring you Feature Friday FREE-FOR-ALL today!


  21. Came over from Funky Junk to see this. I would never leave here - it is such a mood-lifting space! I cannot decide if the yellow dump truck or the apron on the stool is my favorite.

    Distressed Donna Down Home

  22. Love what you did for your potting table. I love the yellow. I am working on mine, using yellow too and hope to finish it tomorrow. Hope you will come visit me.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

  23. Wow, what a gorgeous potting area! I have a plastic one that just isn't cutting it -- something like would be great. Thanks for the inspiration.

  24. Wow! Beautiful! Between you and Linda (It All Started with Paint), I'm inspired and think I NEED a potting bench...even if I'm not ready to plant! ;) Awesome job!

  25. Love your potting table! The little dump truck is adorable! I swear I'm in love with potting tables and pinning away! Now I need one of those galvanized buckets like you have to catch the dirt. Come check out the table I created this summer. I love your vintage gardening tools and the clay pots too. Can I get your permission to pin your potting bench?

  26. Love it, what a beautiful working potting table! Love how you have it all decked out. I'm working on one myself, so thanks for the inspiration! I'm pinning this!

  27. Adorable! I would never have thought to add a skirt to a vintage stool - love it!

  28. I love anything cute, functional and free. I should totally make a potting bench!!!one day..

  29. Love the marriage of your two items. I have been looking for an old metal truck. They are expensive in the antique shops around here. Love the colors.

  30. What an adorable potting table! Love it!

    I'm visiting today through Layla's Summer Mantel Link Party!

  31. That is adorable! Love your potting bench. Makes mine look big & clunky. :)

  32. So, so fun! I love the color choices and that vintage truck is perfect.


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