Who’s ready for a little spring potting bench inspo? As promised, I have styled my Fresh Flowers Market sign on my potting bench and I’m here to share with you all today. The last couple of weeks, the weather has been absolutely gorgeous during the week while I am stuck indoors at work. And then the weekends roll around and they are filled with cold and rainy days. But regardless of the rain and chilly weather, I made a promise to share my potting bench with you all, so I headed out in the yucky weather and snapped a few pics this weekend. And you all are totally worth it! 🙂
Vintage Style Potting Bench
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A potting bench doesn’t necessarily have to be a traditional “bench.” You can make your own by using an old table and stacking some shelves on top. I used an old, chippy cabinet on top of a rustic table that I had. Just get creative and use what you have. My husband and I actually made a potting bench from an old china cabinet once (see below). We sold it, but now I’m kinda sad that we didn’t keep it. It was one of our first projects that we worked on together.
I went to my storage shed to gather a few vintage items to style on my potting bench. I knew that I had a vintage watering can that I wanted to use, but I couldn’t find it. Y’all, it’s a shame what a hot mess my storage is. When we unloaded after the City Farmhouse show, it was raining and we just hurried and shoved everything in. And now I can’t find anything. One of these days, maybe I’ll have time to get in there and organize. Maybe. 😉
So I grabbed the few things that I could find and then went to a local antique store to pick up a few more goodies. I’m always looking for an excuse to pick up a few vintage goods. I picked up this vintage grain scoop and the glass mason jars with galvanized lids.
I’ve never really had a green thumb, but so far I’ve managed to keep these plants alive for about a month. I’m sure this is partly due to all the rain we’ve been having. My husband and MIL can stick a branch in a pot of dirt and get it to grow. Seriously. My husband did that with the crepe myrtle branch above. I don’t know how they do it.
I’m excited to start using some of my fresh herbs to cook with. I picked up basil, thyme, rosemary, sage, and mint. So if you have any good recipes using these herbs, send them my way please.
If you missed the tutorial for the Fresh Flower Market sign last week, you can check that out HERE. I think I mentioned last week that it has been one of my favorite DIYs!
Now all I need is some pretty springtime weather to be able to go outside and enjoy my little area. Oh, and if anybody has any good tips to get rid of these pesky gnats that have invaded us, that would be great too.
Alrighty friends, I hope you all enjoyed. Be blessed and we’ll meet again soon.
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