Ideas and suggestions for window treatments, slipcovers, nursery decor and bedding...and other thoughts and inspirations for your home and garden...

Friday, April 29, 2011

Artsy Potting Table

Just in time for your Springtime gardening projects-an artsy potting bench!  Bobby made this one with salvaged finds including the old wood door with great single pane windows-leaving the door knob and lock intact, rough wood re-purposed from a shipping crate,  some random vintage iron pieces to add a bit of personality, and even a few pieces of  old kitchen flatware....flattened and shaped into hooks for functionality.
This piece is a large one...measuring 78" tall and 31" wide.  The table area allows 25x24" of work space at a comfortable height  of 35".  There is a lower shelf of equal size below to hold potting soil and extra clay pots.
A couple of great add-ons for this piece include the side mounted iron towel cool is that?...made from an old iron rod...and the wood box to keep your scissors, twine, and small garden tools in check. Bobby even made a small shelf and attached it to the window area of the door--this shelf could hold small bedding plants, seed packets and even a little topiary for decoration.  Bobby added a pale antiqued aqua to the work table and accessories for a little color and fun!
Use your own ideas, make this unique piece work into your porch or patio!  Aside from the traditional  gardening use, this table could function as an outdoor grilling "prep table"...or beverage center....or a serving  table loaded with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails for an outdoor get-together around the pool.  Bobby has an early Friday delivery planned for this his booth at Old South Antique Mall in Dothan, Alabama...stop by and take a look if you are close-by! 

Have a great week-end!


  1. Just popped in from Shaunna's blog to say hi and to tell you what fantastic creations you have made! I wish I had your sewing talents.... :) Love your blog and all of your inspiration - and am now a new follower! :)

    xoxo laurie

  2. oh my gosh!! I love this... now all i need is a big yard and to be able to work from home and id be complete. :)

  3. This really looks AMAZING! ♥ it!!! So happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! I look forward to exploring more of your blog! Have a fabulous weekend! Blessings ~ Judy

  4. I just found a door like the one pictured, and this gave me an excellent idea to make a vintage looking coffee station/wine bottle holder! Did you build the table attached to the door, or find it somewhere?