When you need a potting bench, and you don’t have one, you just have to make do. And that’s how this rustic makeshift potting bench came to be.
We’ve been blessed time and time again, with wood to burn in our wood stove through the cold seasons of the year. Having a cozy fire going in our home, is definitely our preferred source of heat, and we’ve hardly had to invest much in keeping it going. Oak pallets are dropped and stacked beside our driveway regularly through the winter, by Michael’s supply company, who is always looking to get rid of them. They burn nice, hot & slow.
This load of tree wood is from the guy a few houses down, who was clearing off his lot behind his home. He had no need for it, so we took it. Naturally, I knew we could burn a lot of it. It needs to be split & stacked still, of course, but there’s plenty of time for that. There was some nice logs in there, and I had another idea for some of it. Explaining what I wanted to Michael, was the biggest trip. Eventually, I had to just direct him through the process, because he was not getting ‘my visual’ so to speak.
What I wanted, was a potting bench put together, using cut logs, and a pallet. A rustic makeshift table of sorts, near our gardens, to re-pot plants on, work at, or place our fresh picked produce as we went along.
He got the visual, about the time it got done.
Of course nothing looks like much of anything, without a little touch of decor pretty. I had a few things I had picked up here and there for next to nothing, that looked perfect on the table top. Added a few of my smaller potted flowers, and I loved it. Just what I had pictured. Even Michael loved it.
The bench has proven handy, indeed. I use it all of the time.
Country-ish, charming, and functional.
What’s not to love?
I know the decor will change and evolve, over and over again. Because it’s just a great place to put the interesting little things we find, on our walks along the seashore, and stuff like that. That rock you see in the back corner of the shelf, is like a perfect round ball. So cool.
So what do YOU think of this set-up?
We live on a dead-end road, with very few neighbors.
But if you were driving by, would you see it and think….“WHAT the HECK?”
Because I don’t know….I just love seeing it there.
Call us rednecks.
Maybe because it’s so simple.
It’s really just the simple little details in life, that make me so happy inside.
Thanks or coming to check it out. Happy Gardening!