Awaiting! Potting Bench/Table Addition


This is a basic design you can get online. With a few changes of our own.
With 2 x 4 s and 2 x 5.5 that we had on hand we began construction.
Every thing was cut to size.
Cut and nailed together.
bench/table in place, ready for solid stain.
This is my craft cottage with the addition of a potting area.We had to add a extension to the potting area deck for safety.
And here she is! All painted in a solid stain by Olympic paint called Seafoam.
I added chicken wire for extra detail and storage.
Towel rack added for clean ups.
These are pots that had a makeover to look old, they provide storage for soil and other materials.
The top shelf has some collectibles and storage items. Lets not forget my tea cup chandelier,( you find out on many of these items on my blog here on hometalk).
Hanging storage provided.
Well here she is! Now time to plant and CREATE! Thanks for coming by !!!

Suggested materials:

  • 2 x 4 and 2 x 5.5 pressure treated wood  (Lowes)
  • Nails, solid stain  (lowes)

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9 questions
  • Teresa Cantwell Marshall
    on Apr 6, 2016

    Your potting table and the surrounding area is fabulous! I absolutely adore your spoon, fork and knife clips...Did you make these or were they purchased? Any info would be greatly appreciated.

  • Susan Mccarthy
    on Apr 16, 2016

    Oh my this is just what I need on the side of my shed have been dreaming trying to think of ways to achieve it. Only question is the overhand sufficient to keep rain off or is it only for shad?? By the way beautiful job!

    • Phyllis
      on Apr 16, 2016

      @Susan Mccarthy you can put rolled roofing on top of awning. fast and will do the job; Phyllis

    • Ana illausky
      on Apr 16, 2016

      @Susan Mccarthy Hi Susan! The over hang has worked out perfect! Everything on my shelves are kept dry. Thanks!

  • Phyllis
    on Apr 16, 2016

    wow; what a fabulous shed; love the potting bench; I want to do this; love those pots; what kind of paint on them? sending pict. of my shed we built

    , my son cousin and myself built this have to plant flowers around it this spring will do that potting bench across to the left of it I will use a pallet I think for table part love all your ideas thank you
  • Gre3055995
    on Apr 16, 2016

    What do you do when it rains?

    • Ana illausky
      on Apr 16, 2016

      @Greenedsel I have a pair of rain boots I put on and keep on going! After all my craft room is out side where I play often! Thanks.

  • Cat3718429
    on Apr 16, 2016

    Just fabulous!! I so wanna do this now, lol. How much did you end up spending for the supplies? thanks

    • Ana illausky
      on Apr 16, 2016

      @Cathygirlkicks Most of the wood we had on hand. But I priced it out at under $40.00.Thank you!

  • Karen MacInnis Cox
    on Apr 17, 2016

    Love it, looks great. Would you have instructions to build the overhang? It's exactly what I've been searching for online for a while.

    • Ana illausky
      on Apr 17, 2016

      Goggle over hangs instructions.There are so many! My husband customized mine for water run off and my height ,using basic design adding and subtracting to the measurements.

  • Shirlene
    on Apr 20, 2016

    Cute-cute-cute! Can you tell us how you did the pots?

  • Pet9246225
    on Jul 29, 2016

    Hi, love your awaiting! Potting bench /table, but can't seem to find detailed instructions. can you help please

  • Gai6369934
    on Aug 2, 2016

    How did you make the pots look old?

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  • Ana illausky
    on Jul 13, 2016

    Hi there, here below is just one of many pics of my craft cottage.There are more here on my blog here on hometalk.Thank you!

    , my crafting station with easy how to build located on my blog
  • Lulu
    on Jul 14, 2016

    Great job, cute, cute, cute. Will definitely be making one. Thanks for sharing.

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