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My Potting Bench, Watering Can Collection & Pumps


About 15 years ago I wanted a potting bench, but they were pretty expensive, too expensive with three kids at home. I saw a work bench kit in a Menard's flyer for $39. I talked my husband into putting it together for me, and I stained it. It was pine and the boards were seconds but I thought it was perfect and rustic. It has become a focal point of my outdoor decorating.
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This is the Menard's work bench kit that became my potting bench with my watering can collection.
This is the Menard's work bench kit that became my potting bench with my watering can collection.
my potting bench watering can collection amp pumps, electrical, gardening, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, rustic furniture
The watering can on the far right is a European design.
The watering can on the far right is a European design.
my potting bench watering can collection amp pumps, electrical, gardening, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, rustic furniture
My hanging baskets are planted in galvanized pails.  I have put holes in the bottoms.
My hanging baskets are planted in galvanized pails. I have put holes in the bottoms.
On the far right side of the potting bench are my vintage water pumps, an old metal gas can and vintage gas nozzle.
On the far right side of the potting bench are my vintage water pumps, an old metal gas can and vintage gas nozzle.
The whiskey barrels next to the pumps are planted with verbena, brachome, ponytail grass, alyssum, bacopa and petunias.  A vintage mop bucket is situated in the center of the oak barrel for a double decker planting.
The whiskey barrels next to the pumps are planted with verbena, brachome, ponytail grass, alyssum, bacopa and petunias. A vintage mop bucket is situated in the center of the oak barrel for a double decker planting.
my potting bench watering can collection amp pumps, electrical, gardening, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, rustic furniture
Right side of potting bench.
Right side of potting bench.
my potting bench watering can collection amp pumps, electrical, gardening, outdoor furniture, painted furniture, rustic furniture
A sign painted by a friend and local merchant hangs over my potting bench.
A sign painted by a friend and local merchant hangs over my potting bench.
Left side of the potting bench has another barrel with mop bucket, watering can, and chicken feeder.
Left side of the potting bench has another barrel with mop bucket, watering can, and chicken feeder.
Right side of potting bench.
Right side of potting bench.
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  • Barbara underwood
    on Aug 23, 2017

    I love your collections. I do have to ask where you live? I live in Southwest Florida and the heat and humidity is brutal on so many things, including metals.

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  • Sue
    on Feb 15, 2013

    I like galvanized containers too. I have a few so far. You collection is really great.

  • Karla McCullough
    on May 16, 2018

    I'm totally inspired by the diy project. I have a spot beside my garage that I've been trying to think of what I could put there. 😀 Now I know. Thank U for sharing. What an inspiration.

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