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Catbird423

Catbird423
Odenton, MD
(Zone 7b)

May 2, 2012
11:37 AM

Post #9107327

I found this in an antique store and fell in love with it. Love the idea. They called it a potting bench but I would use it for sewing, hanging my scissors, cutters and tools on the chicken wire.

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ecnalg

ecnalg
Lucketts, VA
(Zone 7a)

May 2, 2012
12:24 PM

Post #9107373

What a beautiful way to keep things handy.
Mountaindweller
Dolan Springs, AZ
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2012
12:30 PM

Post #9107381

Now that's recycling! It looks like it started as a dresser or vanity, then the mirror got broken so some imaginative person put chicken wire in and used it outside, and now you have found yet another life for it! A great idea, too!
frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 2, 2012
1:33 PM

Post #9107452

Here's the old dresser I turned into a potting bench on my back porch.

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Mountaindweller
Dolan Springs, AZ
(Zone 9a)

May 2, 2012
2:16 PM

Post #9107494

That's cool! And handy for keeping things out of sight, but handy!
keepingactive
Thousand Oaks, CA
(Zone 10a)

May 8, 2012
11:58 AM

Post #9115919

Okay, I'd love to have a darling potting bench...something from an antique dresser wound suite me just fine. However, even though we in California do not get that much rain, how do you protect your wood furniture from the outside elements to keep it from rotting, falling apart and such?? Do you coat with tons of sealer, varnish, or what? I have in my time, thoroughly ruined a rattan 3 drawer little dresser that I kept my gardening stuff in, a wood coffee table that I had between two chairs, even my wood birdhouses attached to my wooden fence are looking pretty shabby, and I don't mean the cute kind of shabby.
frogymon
Lisle, IL
(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2012
1:45 PM

Post #9116031

Mine is painted with oil paint and is under a covered porch, so it stays dry but does get afternoon sun.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 8, 2012
6:43 PM

Post #9116439

Reminds me of one of the houses I visited on a garden tour last year...it was a trash to treasure wonderland!

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teko
Brillion, WI

May 9, 2012
8:21 AM

Post #9117132

flowAjen, those are fantastic. Was this in the south? I would love to do something like that but winter snow would ruin it so fast. I need my own garage.

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 9, 2012
8:54 AM

Post #9117177

No here in NJ
teko
Brillion, WI

May 9, 2012
8:55 AM

Post #9117179

What do you do in the winter to protect such things like the dresser?

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 9, 2012
10:41 AM

Post #9117313

Outdoor clear coat, over by the stains and such at your hardware store
teko
Brillion, WI

May 10, 2012
3:15 PM

Post #9118924

I know the perfect spot! I'll just kick hubby's grill to the curb LOL

flowAjen

flowAjen
central, NJ
(Zone 6b)

May 10, 2012
3:44 PM

Post #9118953

LOL

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