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Potting Bench

When we replaced the old front door on our 100 year old home, I couldn't bring myself to throw the old one away. This is how we transformed it into a potting bench with repurposed lumber and few new bits and pieces.

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  • Jill
    Jill Puyallup, WA
    Barbara P.. I was thinking the same thing. I have an old sink, still in use though. If I can find a good deep sink to replace the one I have, I would keep it and try and do something like this. Whether I can pull it off or not... that is the question.
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    • Denise S.
      Denise S. Temecula, CA
      Jill Hi Jill.. Oh yes! Of course You can pull it off! You might need a couple of guys to help you. Those sinks are heavy. Watch your back... Oh the things I could do with a helper.. I thought that was what husbands were for? hmmm.. not mine..
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  • Jean M
    Jean M Valdosta, GA
    I have an old front door screen....I've kept it around for a long time, now I know what to do with it ;)....yours is beautiful :). I don't have a sink but maybe I could just make a flat table or have holes to hold potted plants :).
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  • Melody McLaughlin
    Melody McLaughlin Vaughn, MT
    That is soooo Cute. I have a couple doors and some old wood around here but, need to find a sink. Thank you for sharing this. You are very talented.
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  • Robin @ Redo It Yourself Inspirations
    Robin @ Redo It Yourself ... Saratoga Springs, NY
    I love this! Great idea!
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  • Kimberly Schoffler Boynes
    Isnt that the truth
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  • Denise S.
    Denise S. Temecula, CA
    Hi Lori,

    I like rust myself.. so it wouldn't bother me if it did! But you are right galvanized shouldn't rust .. but with me even

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  • Linda
    Linda Vancouver, WA
    This is SOOO beautiful! What a great use of leftover treasures!!!
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  • Lori T
    I love it will you make one for me too lol
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  • Darla
    Darla Montgomery Village, MD
    I'd love to have a sink like that in my kitchen!
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  • Lori J
    Lori J Broken Bow, NE
    Believe me, the thought cross our minds. Someone had drilled big ugly hole to bolt it to the wall in the cellar...and it was dinged up pretty good. I use this bench all the time--not just a decorator piece, so at least it is knowing purpose again.
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  • Richard Monje
    Richard Monje Muskegon, MI
    I would put in a piped spout for water...put a quick disconnect under it and run a hose to it
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  • Refreshrestyle D
    Refreshrestyle D Statesboro, GA
    Love this!
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  • Dawn McGovern
    Dawn McGovern Lexington, NC
    Exactly what I want. So inspired!
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  • Janet F
    Janet F Garland, TX
    I need this!!
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