ic Kathe With an E: My Gardening Bench

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My Gardening Bench

Last year I had shared with you our "move the shed" project and you caught a glimpse of my gardening bench.  
At that time I had promised to talk more about it at a later date.
Well here we are, it's later lol!
www.kathewithane.com - Custom Potting Bench
Several years ago Mr. B made me this bench with my 
explicit wants and needs in mind.
It is about 6 feet long, giving me plenty of room to set up plants for potting and transplanting.
www.kathewithane.com - Custom Potting Bench
He added this grate that I set my pots on when adding dirt.
www.kathewithane.com - Custom Potting Bench
Underneath the grate sits this lidded container. 
www.kathewithane.com - Custom Potting Bench
When I am potting the plants, I just remove the lid from the plastic container, place the grate back on it and, the loose potting soil is captured and none is wasted.
www.kathewithane.com - Custom Potting Bench
I just love the two shelves above for storage as well as the taller shelf below.
Mr. B, as you know, makes some pretty good quality shelves!
I have two lidded containers below, one for potting soil 
and one for my homemade compost. 
I forgot to take a photo but, there are hooks on the right side 
that hold my smaller gardening tools. 
Mr. B really did think of everything! 
We stained it all with a sage green wood stain. 
It looks like I may need to do some touch ups this year.
www.kathewithane.com - Custom Potting Bench
I love my custom gardening bench so much! It is the perfect size lengthwise and not too tall for me.  
Come Mother's Day weekend you will find me right here, 
a happy smile on my face and up to my elbows in flowers and potting soil!

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40 comments:

  1. That Mr. B is a great husband to make a custom potting bench! Better keep him.

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  2. I love your potting bench! I'm pinning this...maybe one day I'll build one (or my hubby will and I'll use it!). Thanks for sharing and enjoy potting flowers on Mother's Day weekend!

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

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  3. You are incredibly lucky to have Mr. B, he's pretty awesome!!!

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  4. This is so nice. I am sure it makes gardening a pleasure. Very nice of The Mister to make this for you.

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  5. Your husband sounds like a wonderful guy!

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  6. What a great idea to put in a grate and tub! Nice time saver.

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  7. What a great idea! Thanks for linking up at the Pinterest Power Party!!

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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  8. Mr. B did a wonderful job building your potting table. You did a fantastic job designing it. The grated opening for catching potting soil overspill is a great idea and yours is especially nice looking.

    Judith

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  9. I love it!
    Becky @ Yourmodernfamily

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  10. Kathe I love your potting bench! My guy gave me one last year for my birthday and I love having it. Not as personal and perfect as yours, but I do love it!
    hugs,
    Linda

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  11. What a great potting bench...is it under snow right now?! It is snowing/sleeting here...it is getting old.
    Have a great week, Kathe!

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  12. I like your potting bench and it’s a good idea. And I too like to buy one for my garden as well.

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  13. What a great idea! That is a beautiful bench. Pinned it!!

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  14. What a fabulous idea! Love it! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  15. This is great! I love the grate for the soil. Such a wonderful idea. Thanks for sharing this at Favorite Things Thursday Hop.

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  16. What a wonderful potting bench and I love the idea of putting the grated area for the soil to fall through. Will have to remember that for when my hubby builds me another one.
    Visiting you from Funky Junk party.

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  17. How awesome is Mr. B?! It looks great! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

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  18. Very nice! Today I found something along the side of the road with a free sign on it that we snagged for our garden. It will be a little while before we use it but I should be posting it by July!!

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  19. That is so nice.. That genius idea to save potting soil is a must have when one day I'll have a backyard. :)

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  20. Hi I like your idea you should check my blog out and pin it on Pin it on Monday hop that I'm co hosting,



    http://myadventureswithmy2kids.blogspot.com/

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  21. Great potting bench Kathe. I have one that my neighbor made for me years ago. I like the idea of the slated area above the dirt. Very clever! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  22. What a great potting bench, Kathe! Your husband did a wonderful job building it for you. It is obvious a lot of thought went into the planning. I especially like the way you designed it so as not to lose any of the potting soil or compost, etc. How smart!

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  23. I love this! :)

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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  24. I love the idea of the grate! Thanks for sharing at Fluster's Creative Muster Party!

    Robin
    Fluster Buster

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  25. You may need to share Mr. B! That potting bench has all the bells and whistles. I love the green stain.

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  26. Great idea! I tried something like this awhile ago - but I didn't have the lidded container underneath to catch the dirt - will have to try that for next time!

    Sam
    http://cooksandcreates.blogspot.com/

    (New follower and found you on Southern Lovely)

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  27. I am beginning to think that Mr. B is pretty much perfect! I know your gardening bench is!

    Thanks for linking up to the In and Out of the Kitchen link party! Can't wait to see what you bring next week!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

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  28. Hi Kathe,
    I love your bench also. So much room. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  29. Fabulous bench, Kathe. Love that grate idea, genius!
    Happy Mother's Day.
    Enjoy,
    Patti

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  30. Thanks so much for linking this one up too to Give Me The Goods Monday! Can't wait to see you again next week ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  31. Stopping by and letting you know you have been featured over at One More Time Events....Thank you for Sharing! http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/05/share-it-one-more-timemay-features-and.html hope you can join in again this week.

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  32. This is a fabulous bench! Makes me want to start gardening! Thanks for sharing.

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  33. Hi Kathe, I love your bench! So cleverly made and I really like the color. Thanks so much for sharing with Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  34. wow - I really need one of these - I just made a huge mess of dirt on our patio last week! Thanks for sharing at Project Inspire{d} linky party last week!! Hope to see you at this week's party up now : http://www.settingforfour.com/2013/05/project-inspired-linky-party-no.html! Heather

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  35. That's really neat idea, i would love to have one.

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  36. Awesome! Elegant garden benches to compliment any backyard!

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  37. Such a Good idea !
    Thanks for sharing this

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  38. Thank you so much for giving good ideas
    Cool bench

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