Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Potting Bench 101

Well, that says it in a nutshell. Sally and I got this notion in our heads to build a potting bench for our "Garden Party" this Saturday. Everything we used to build it was repurposed materials. I was a little apprehensive at first. Could we do it? Did we have the skills? Did we have the patience? (with each other??) You be the judge:

Step 1: Ok, my husband helped me build a frame that we attached to this old window that I attained from an old display cabinet (without the cabinet). So Sally and I started with a hollow box.

Step 2: We first reinforced the bottom and then put the back on. I tell you what...the glass in this window is tough as nails...and the only reason I know that is because I tested it. :-)

Step 3: Don't get so busy you forget to take pictures of the process. Well, here she is, coming right along. I even managed to sneak away for 2 hours and go to CYT's Alice, Through the Looking Glass Girl (great by the way), while Sally labored on our project. I was hoping that she'd be done, um, I mean still needing my help by the time I got back.

Step 4:
Didn't Sally do an awesome job with the angles on those boards? I may see a future here....
Voila.....this project took us about 18 hours total. You know what the best part is? Sally and I didn't get irritated or impatient with each other (at least not to my knowledge!).

This baby will be at the shop in time for Saturday's Vintage Garden Sale available for purchase. To think of the things you can do when you put your mind to it. See ya Saturday! Lisa :-)

P.S. Make sure you're current on your tetanus shots before attempting this at home.


Florence said...

That turned out great, way to go you two. Florence

Andy's Attic said...

You guys did a great job. But where was Milo?

L~ said...

AWESOME - nice work ladies!!! :)


BirdSong said...

You two are amazing to me!! Love ya, xoxo

Uncovered Ruby said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments. Milo was happily chewing on my son's shoes in the house.

the Olive Kat said...

That looks awesome! Very nicely done.

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