Just in time for Spring -- a repurposed Potting table!

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April 08, 2016

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Get ready for your spring garden projects with a DIY potting bench

Spring is finally coming to the Inland Northwest. As our temperatures gradually warm, the trees are popping out with new buds and flowers, the daffodils are blooming, and the air just smells like flowers. It makes me ready to plant flowers in pots of all shapes and sizes, and start prepping my garden.

Whether you live in an apartment or you have your own home, you can create an attractive and functional space for potting your plants outdoors, without constructing a space from scratch.

We found some inspiration on HGTV.com by Brian Patrick Flynn for transforming an old and maybe not-so-pretty dresser into an attractive and functional potting bench. Just visit your local Goodwill or another community thrift shop or a garage sale to find that dresser that's just waiting for a new life. Who knows, you may already have one at home that just needs a fresh perspective!

All you need is:

  • old dresser with attached mirror
  • 4' x 4' piece of pegboard
  • drop cloth
  • pliers
  • drill
  • 1/2" drill bit
  • flat-head screwdriver
  • sander with fine-grit paper
  • 2 shades of exterior paint
  • damp cloth
  • 2 paintbrushes
  • 2 paint trays
  • work gloves
  • pencil
  • jigsaw
  • safety glasses
  • 3/8" sisal rope
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

For full step by step instructions, check out http://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/transform-a-dresser-into-a-potting-bench.