How You Can Make This Awesome $5 Garden Potting Stand!

$5.00
2 Hours
Easy

After my peanut and I made a terrible, dirty mess all over my dining room table planting seeds, I realized, there is a better option. Plus, I needed a great project to use my kitchen utensil for the April Cent-Sational Salvage Challenge!
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This little stand cost me $5 and about an hour to build and a bit longer to paint, since watching paint dry is boring. Totally worth it for this adorable potting stand!
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This is the nice volunteer that sold me my kitchen utensil-sink for the challenge at Habitat Re-Store for $5!! What a deal! I had all of the crab 2 x 4 in my garage, but even if you have to buy it, it's soo cheap!
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Using my Kreg Jig- "My Precious." I drilled pocket holes into the small sides of the box frame.
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Then I attached the sides together. The pocket holes make for an extremely strong structure. And it's super easy too.
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I added the legs to the corners of the box frame using self tapping screws so I didn't have to drill pilot holes. Totally worth the couple extra bucks in my opinion.
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Add the second box frame using a level wherever you want your shelf to be positioned. I did mine 12" high.
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Then I added 2 x 4 planks to finish the shelf. A piece of scrap plywood with some blocks on the bottom create a little removable table top surface.
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To make it pretty :) I painted it my favorite oops color blue- Bahamas underwater.
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Gave it light sanding to allow the wood to show through as if it were worn by weather and time.
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Then rubbed a coat of Minwax Dark Walnut on and of again. Really rubbing it into the bare wooden areas.
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There ya have it! A distressed old potting stand for $5!
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Now, I just brush the dirt into the sink.
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Push it through the hole.
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And it lands in an old ice cream bucket! No mess on my table anymore and pretty flowers whenever we want!
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  • Littlebird
    on May 25, 2015

    FABULOUS!!! I was looking to build a potting table in the next week or two, perfect timing!

    • OnBlissStreet
      on May 26, 2015

      @Littlebird Awesome!! We LOVE ours! I use it for just about everything- yesterday it held my miter saw!

  • Divababiexoxo
    on Mar 30, 2018

    What a great idea for flower people! I'm not one, I have a black thumb n I live in a small apt (no room) but I can appreciate good workmanship. Like the beachy color too!

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