Small Potting Bench on the cheap, work in progress

Kingman, AZ(Zone 7b)

I bought the base from a garage sale for $10.00. Added the free window and brackets. Now looking for more ideas to finish up. A small 8 inch deep shelf will go on top and the space above where the dirt is will get a shelf. The window I am not sure of, but want simple. Fabric with Chicken wire in it or a garden scene, even a picture blown up from my own garden mounted behind the glass. I will paint the window frame white and the brackets.

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Cave Creek, AZ(Zone 9b)

you could paint something on the glass...cactus, hummingbirds, something whimsical. I actually love the color of the bench and the window and brackets looks rustic and western. Great find!

Dover AFB, DE(Zone 7a)

It looks like you have scored again! Those look great and I like the idea of using pictures of your garden.

Oakwood (Butler,TX), TX(Zone 8b)

very cute

Southern California, CA

You have great ideas!!! The chicken wire sounds cute!

Dolores, CO(Zone 5b)

Very nice! Be sure to show us what you decide to do further with it, but it already looks great!

Kingman, AZ(Zone 7b)

Here it is.

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Dover AFB, DE(Zone 7a)

Wowzers! You are good!

Dover, PA(Zone 6b)

Yes, She really is good. LOL Nice job.

Dolores, CO(Zone 5b)

LOVE it!

Cave Creek, AZ(Zone 9b)

This is fabulous Curves :) Love the stenciling also!

Abilene, TX(Zone 7b)

You've given me some great ideas!

Winter Springs, FL(Zone 9b)

Curves you amaze me...looks like it should make a magazine cover in Better Homes and Gardens.

Melbourne, KY(Zone 6a)

I just noticed this thread--wow, how beautifully creative, it turned out great!

Kingman, AZ(Zone 7b)

I used glass paint to do the windows. I hope the heat baked it enough, lol, as it is raining right now. I free handed it. I want to add shutters to the side. Now will someone tell me where to get a good size bicycle planter out of metal? Not as large as a real bicycle but good size.

Kingman, AZ(Zone 7b)

I found a full size bicycle planter on Amazon.com for $123.00. Marked down $44. Best deal I could find!

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Winter Springs, FL(Zone 9b)

Pretty good deal...looks very nice. Amazon does have some good stuff.

BROOKFIELD, Australia

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Here it is.


That looks terrific - happy planting!

BROOKFIELD, Australia

Quote from curvesarein :
I found a full size bicycle planter on Amazon.com for $123.00. Marked down $44. Best deal I could find!

This message was edited Sep 9, 2011 10:41 PM


They were all the rage this Mother's Day in Oz - 2012!

Winter Springs, FL(Zone 9b)

Wow what a deal. I had forgotten about this forum...it is always fun to see everyone's trash to treasures.

I turned my old fire pit into a succulent garden back in April ...

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Melbourne, KY(Zone 6a)

Ooo, pretty!! Were there drainage holes in it already?

Winter Springs, FL(Zone 9b)

Had some rusted out spots for drainage already.

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

Love your succulent garden! Beautiful.

(Pegi) Norwalk, CA(Zone 10b)

I guess I got lost somewhere along the line, missed out on a lot of beautiful trash to treasure items. Got a lot of junk in my yard, thanks to DH, and I'm always looking for a way to recycle some of it.

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