Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Potting bench from salvaged door

So Mr. Enchanted and I were scrounging through an abandoned barn one day this winter (um, don't ask), and I spied an old door.
 I knew IMMEDIATELY what we could turn it into.

By WE I mean Mr. E.  
He is the one with the power tools.

He added a shelf made from scratch lumber, hooks to hang tools and such from, 

a mail box to hold my gardening gloves.

I LOVE it!  

And if this isn't great enough, I saw my first little sproutlings in the mini greenhouse!

So there you have it - an old door, a couple of hooks, a mailbox, and old lumber into a shabby fab potting bench.
Thank you Mr. E!

Oh, I almost forgot - I made what have turned into my ALL TIME FAVORITE cookies this week, and I can't wait to show them to you!


  1. I love it! I need to do this. How clever to use the mailbox for your gardening gloves. The whole thing is just perfect. laurie

  2. I have potting bench envy and this is a lovely one :-)

  3. That is just as charming and cute as can be!
    Love it, job well done!

  4. That turned out great, some creativity. You have pansies already?! I'm jealous!! xo

  5. Great idea, I have a door almost identical to this one.

  6. What a lovely potting shed! Thanks fo visiting my blue and white table vignette! ~Zuni

  7. This is a great idea. I have a love affair with old doors and have them all over my home in different ways but this is really cute and I may just have to make one of my old doors into a potting bench for the garden. So cute and fun.

  8. Hi Lisa! What a perfectly charming potting bench! I am your newest GFC follower. I wanted to thank you for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment on my Moss Covered Cross today. I hope you'll visit again soon and maybe even follow me back. Have a great week.

  9. Awesome, awesome, awesome!!!


  10. Cute potting door ! I think it would be cute inside your front door with hooks on it to hang coats on too. I love old doors.

  11. Wow!! What a terrific potting spot! Looks fabulous and I'm jealous you already have Pansies!! Thanks for the inspiration. Pinning!

  12. I love your idea for a potting bench so cute! Makes me excited for spring!

  13. Awesome idea ! Exciting that your plants are growing in your mini greenhouse :)

  14. Hi Lisa! Just stopping by to thank you for your visit! I am now following you and in awe of all the amazing cookies! I absolutely love your potting bench as well....so cool! I do hope you will visit again and I will be back to visit you as well...:)

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  15. What a great idea - I love it. I just threw away a garden gate and now I could kick myself.
    I will be following you.
    Thanks so much for this great idea,

  16. I just love your door project--that looks amazing! Those cookies are just too pretty to eat--what fun!

  17. Hi, I am stopping by from Common Ground to tell you that I LOVE that potting bench:) Thanks for sharing this idea with me! Have a blessed weekend, HUGS!

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  19. It turned out fabulous!!!!!!! What great vision on your part!!! Love it!

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