Saturday, June 15, 2013

A Potting Bench Make Over

Hello Sweets, today I am want to share my new Potting Bench with you. My friend Jill gave me her old Potting Bench which she had sitting in her garage for several years without ever using it. 


I gave it a natural stain and dressed it up
and I attached some cute little hooks to the sides to dress it up


 



and as an added bonus I can use the potting bench for brushing our little Bunny ...Bugsy is less thrilled. .LOL
A quick BEFORE and AFTER picture before you leave
By the way, Jill if you are reading this...NO you can not have it back...LOL. But you have unlimited visitation rights.

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106 comments:

  1. I love this! You are so lucky to be able to put things like this outside. I reckon it would last a couple of weeks here and be soggy and yuk! Your bunny has the perfect place to be groomed now. Have a wonderful week. xx

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    1. Hi Chel, where do you live? I am in WA State...rain rain and more rain....winters get so soggy too!!!! but I stained it plus it is underneath my covered patio!!! Thanks for the comment love

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  2. Really neat! I'm sure after she see's it she will just love it:)

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    1. Thank so much for the visit and sweet comment!!!!

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  3. That stain looks really nice on it! I also like how you've decorated it. Such a sweet looking bunny...love his name too!

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  4. It looks great...very inviting at your door. And you've added some neat accessories. Good job!

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  5. Great job! It looks awesome. Bugsy is pretty cute too!

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    1. Anne..your Potting bench got me all fired up to go...LOL

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  6. I need a friend like Jill! How nice was that? I love how you used it. It looks so nice and, like you said, will serve a purpose too. I have a potting bench/work bench in the garage that I let my 19 yr old use for his "car stuff". Maybe one day, I should transform it like you did yours!

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    1. Thanks Kelly...I am sitting outside in the backyard starring at it with my laptop ..... answering emails.....HUGSSSS

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  7. Good Afternoon Christine, Yes, I can see why your friend would like her little potting bench back, as you have made a lovely job of transforming it.
    I think Bugsy will get used to his new grooming station..... he just needs a little time to get used to his new surroundings.
    Have a lovely Sunday.
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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    1. Daphne thanks so much for stopping by again from England...LOL....HUGSSSSS

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  8. Great update and styling! I seriously love potting benches. And how cute is Bugsy!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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    1. Thanks so much Angela for the sweet comment...hope to see u come back soon!

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  9. Wow, it looks wonderful in that spot-it was meant to be at your home for sure! Great styling too.

    If you have a minute to spare I'd be thrilled if you could share this post at my weekly Say G'Day linky party. It's on now and this would be a great addition!

    Best wishes for a lovely week,
    Natasha in Oz
    www.natashainoz.com

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    1. Thanks for the visit and sweet comment Natasha...will check out your party!!!

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  10. I love this potting bench! Thank you so much for sharing your project with us at the Pretty Things party :)

    xo, Tanya
    twevleOeight

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    1. Thanks so much Amanda for taking the time to comment!

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  12. Hi!What a nice friend you have to give you her potting bench, It's on my list to buy or (have my husband make for me!!).

    Thanks - it's lovely. Saw you on BNOTP - I am two links behind you. Come visit me too!

    Linda

    http://www.thecolorfulbee.com

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    1. Linda thanks so much for the visit and sweet comment...will visit you next

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  13. Perfect potting bench for a porch!! Love what you've done with this.
    Mary Alice

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  14. Your potting bench looks great. I voted for you at Mom 4 Real!

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    1. oh thanks so much for the vote...I've got the best Blogging pals....

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  15. It looks splendid, Oh my, Jill messed up;}

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    1. LOL Olive....yes she did!!! Thanks so much for the visit and comment!!! You made me laugh....

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  16. Love this! I wish I had something similar in my garage so I could do my gardening in there!

    I hope you stop by and link up with us!
    http://www.sowderingabout.com/2013/06/on-display-monday-linkup-6.html

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    1. Hi Randi, thanks so much for the visit and comment...I will check out your party sometime later today!!!!

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  17. Great job. Love it. I think I want one just like it. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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    1. Karie thanks for the visit and comment..hope to see you come back visit me soon!

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  18. Finders keepers, losers weepers OR something along those lines....Jill. :) Your potting bench redo is great. It looks loved now. One day soon your bunny will love being groomed there, also.

    Judith

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    1. Hi Judith, thanks so much for the sweet comment!!!! My bunny boy is such a Drama Queen when it comes to being groomed...LOL

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  19. Ha, Jill is kicking herself in the behind right now! It's beautiful. Thanks for linking up to the Upcycled Linky Party at http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2013/06/upcycled-linky-party-12.html

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    1. Thank you Tricia, I wasn't sure if this post applied to your party theme....

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  20. That is so nice! Awesome little makeover and cute bunny too! :)

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    1. Thanks you Debra for the visit and comment!!! Hope to see you come back for a visit

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  21. Great bench and I love the way you have accessorized it. How fun. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  22. I love discovering such wonderful blogs like yours. You have the magic touch! Your bench look wonderful. I am sure you friend is thinking just that. I know I would!

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    1. well thanks sooo much for the visit and sweet comment...My blog is still very new and I am thrilled when it looks like I actually know what I am doing....LOL...hope to see you come back for a visit soon!

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  23. It turned out so nice. Somehow I didn't get the notification about this post. Keep inspiring us!

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    1. THanks ya Mary..I better check to make sure my email notifications are working

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  24. Just saw this on Fluster's Creative Muster - love it! I've been pestering my husband to either buy or build a potting bench - going to show him your project! Thanks for sharing!

    Kim @ {enjoy the view}

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    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comment Kim...will visit your blog this week (when I get a breather)lol

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  25. I want one! If I keep using my husbands workbench as a potting bench maybe he'll get fed up and build me one. Thanks for sharing!
    Robin @ Fluster Buster

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  26. Love your bench and how you styled it!

    Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG

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  27. How wonderful to be given a potting bench! You've really made it look amazing! Such a fun piece to play with! It looks beautiful!

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  28. It is lovely. I've been wanting a potting bench for our deck. Yours is adorable...thank you for sharing. A new follower :)

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    1. well thank you so much for following me along Lynn!!!!!

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  29. This is beautiful!! You should show this off at DIY Showcase Linky Party I cohost every week! It starts every Sunday!! Love to see ya there!! http://minettesmaze.blogspot.com/

    Shelly

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    1. Hi Shelly...I will check out your party sometime tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by

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  30. Fabulous Christine! What a great score... looks amazing on your porch too... I love all the little touches you added. I soooo would love a potting bench one day!
    Krista

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    1. Thanks Debbie for visiting me!!! Hope to see you come back again

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  32. It's wonderful, how nice of your friend. Love how you have it styled and your bun-bun is adorable!

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  33. Adorable, what a fun touch to your outdoor decor, and everyone needs a bunny grooming station, right? Pinned from OSP party
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks Jenna for the Pin.....hope to see you come visit again soon

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  34. This looks really great...especially with a bunny sitting on it!

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  35. Looks great, Christine! You found the perfect spot for it! Visiting from TTThursday~

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    1. Thanks to much for the visit!!! Hope to see you come back soon!

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  36. Love how you've given it a new life. I love my potting bench also!

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  37. What an awesome job. Love this.

    Great to have you at Seasonal Sundays!

    - The Tablescaper

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  38. It looks great. I was thinking as I was reading it, "her friend Jill is going to want it back!" But then you took care of that, ha ha. Take care - Dawn

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    1. yeah Jill told me after seeing my pictures here that she was only happy that I didn't refer to her as a hoarder on my blog....LOL..Thanks for the visit Dawn

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  39. Christine - I love this! My sad little potting bench needs some TLC. Thanks for the inspiration. I hope mine turns out as cute as yours! Hugs, Holly
    http://coconutheadsurvivalguide.com/blog/

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    1. Thanks Holly for the sweet comment...will have to come visit you a little later today

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  40. I love this!! I don't have a potting bench with our little yard, but I may have to try and make one…this is cute, cute, cute! Thanks for sharing this at the DIY Sunday Showcase Jen @ PinKWhen

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    1. Thanks Jen....our yard is small too, so this size is perfect!!!!

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  41. Very cute potting bench. This would be perfect for a little corner of the yard.

    I finally made it back from my trip so my comments are late...
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! Looking forward to seeing what you share this week!

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/06/tuesdays-with-twist-12-with-more-guests.html

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  42. That is awesome! I wish I had room on my porch to put more than a chair :)

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  43. That is a nice bench. Your bunny is adorable! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!
    Sherry

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  44. Your potting bench looks marvelous! What a lovely addition to your porch. And how much better for it to be used instead of sitting in your friend's garage!

    Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home!

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  45. Love the potting bench and the bunny. Very cute. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Blog Hop. The party will be back this week starting Tuesday and 8:00PM mountain time. We can't wait to see what you have to share this week.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  46. I LOVE it! I'll be featuring you on this week's Clever Chicks Blog Hop, so please feel free to swing by and grab a Featured button!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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    1. Kathy, thanks so much for the feature...can't wait go go check out out......thanks for the comment love too...lol

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  47. Love this Christine! Thanks for linking up to my CCC Party! That bunny is amazing!!!

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    1. Thanks for the visit Suzie, yup that bunny is a nice back prop for pictures right? LOL

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  48. Love what you've done to the potting bench! Bugsy is darling, but he (she?) looks less than thrilled :) Have a lovely day!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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    1. you are absolutely right, Bugsy thinks I'm the devil when I get the brush out..lol

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  49. A potting bench is on my to do list...I wanna try and build my own. I think something like this could be really doable! I love the stain you chose and the added touches really dress it up! Jill may just come and steal it in the middle of the night...haha. Thanks for sharing at my Weekend Beautiful Blog Party!
    Shawna

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  50. Just a quick note to say I am featuring your potting bench on my Weekend Beautiful Blog Party tomorrow. Thanks again for linking up, hope to see you again this week :-)
    Shawna

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  51. Hi there! I'm stopping by from the Summer Spruce Up Party! I LOVE your potting bench!!! So pretty :)

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    1. Thanks so much for the comment love!!! Hope to see you come back for more!

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    2. Christine, your potting bench is exactly the style I would like to make. Do you have plans and dimensions of the wood? Did you make the candle holder that is hung above the bench? If so, how did you make it? Thank you.

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    3. Hi Judy, not sure if you will receive this reply since you came up as a non reply blogger in my messages. I did not make the candle holder myself. It is actually an old large shingle that was made into a candle holder. I got it in Germany. I do not have plans or dimensions for the bench, it was given to me by a friend, and I just stained it and dressed it up...sorry!!! Thanks for visiting

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  52. Oh how I want a potting bench. I should probably get busy and work on one this spring. They're so handy and charming!

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