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When I was asked to create some garden themed stencils, one of the first ideas that popped into my mind was something to do with a potting bench.
A potting bench was something that would entice you outdoors, keeping you creating, through the beauty of flowers and plants.
Plus, I wanted a bench! Hey… maybe I’d even garden. 🙂
But nothing ever materialized.
So a ‘rustic shed reveal with sawhorse potting bench and old rake sign for garden tools’ transpired!
Now, if you know my style at all, you know I love productive junk.
How to make this old rake Potting Shed sign.
Supplies: (contains some affiliate links)
2 reclaimed wood planks
Potting Shed stencil – stencil store
Fusion Mineral Paint – Casement & Chocolate – Fusion’s website
Palm sander – Amazon affiliate link
a) Two boards were fit together, to accommodate the Potting Shed stencil size.
d) Using Fusion’s Chocolate, stencil Tours Until Dusk first, then move up Potting Shed, to miss most of the rake.
Tip: Every time the flowers were stencilled, I flipped the stencil around, and positioned the stencil higher or lower than the last, so the flowers would appear more random.
g) And add rusty junk jewelry for good measure! Ok… and to hold the boards together. I just love the character it adds.
And here’s the rest of the shed!
As I was planting away, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to take a few shots with it really being used. This is not a staged shoot!
Isn’t it even pretty in all its messy glory?
After everything was potted up, I simply hosed off the top, and it was a done deal. It really works!
Some galvanized goods were stacked for storage underneath the bench, and as garden fillers. It really is a potting bench in action, plus a garden feature!
You may have noticed some boards missing from the top of the potting bench, compared to the first draft.
The option for a shelf or table size is awesome!
The shelf allows the sun and rain to hit the plants below. And when more working space is required, 3 more planks plunked on top will do the trick.
I honestly found the shelf size to be perfect for working.
Recognize that oil funnel from my branch ladder flower stand?
I replaced the wire vine with a new one. Love it!
Part 3 – shed reveal with potting bench and new sign – you are here
Find the stencil Potting Shed HERE or visit a Fusion Mineral Paint Merchant for paint or stencils HERE
Disclosure: the stencils are from my own line, and Fusion Mineral Paint gave me the paint to work with. I however was not compensated for this project.