{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

CUTE

Functional

&

FREE!!

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POTTING TABLE

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

on!

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

xoxo

Chat soon -

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33 comments:

  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!

    blessings,
    karianne

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

    XO,
    Jane

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  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! :)

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

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  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

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  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
    http://staceyembracingchange.blogspot.com

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  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!

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  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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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.

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  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!

    :)

    Linda

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

    Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

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

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

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

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

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  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...

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

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

    ~Abbie

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  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

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  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.
    Blessings.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures.

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  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.
    dawnedesign.net

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  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!

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  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?

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  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!

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

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

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  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.

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  30. What an adorable potting table! Love it!

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

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

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

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