Party Junk 186 – potting benches!

Learn how to make your own potting bench from repurposed finds! Tables, sinks... anything can become a beautiful garden feature if it's a potting bench! Click to see many examples that lead to full tutorials! #pottingbench #gardening #funkyjunkinteriors #gardenjunk

Party Junk 186 – potting benches!

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With summer just around the corner, it’s time to think about gardening and beautifying our backyards, and with that comes cool potting benches!

I’ve always wanted one! And have a few ideas on how to make an easy one. But I adore inspiring ideas that can kick a boring potting bench up a notch. Here are a few that caught my eye and would be so easy to make with up-cycled components…

Potting benches

Table styled potting bench via Songbird

Table styled potting bench – Songbird

A cut down table with a slotted top combined with a few pallet boards created the perfect little potting bench with aged goodness! Love the simplicity and clean lines!

Make a garden potting bench out of a vintage sink!

old sink potting bench – Our Fairfield Home and Garden

Why stick with a traditional potting bench when you can add additional old style charm with an old sink instead? I’m crazy about this idea!

Pallet potting bench - Rustic ReDiscovered

Pallet potting bench – Rustic ReDiscovered

The good ‘ol pallet makes an appearance in this dressed up two toned design. I love the woodsy top teamed with the paint. Super awesome tutorial on the build!

Fence styled potting bench - Homeroad

Fence styled potting bench – Homeroad

There are TONS of hidden nooks and crannies in this potting bench design, utilizing a fence, old window, slate tiles, drawer… you name it, this has it! And it’s gorgeous too!

old table and door potting bench - Circa 1929

old table and door potting bench – Circa 1929

Chiming in with a true blue junk theme, old components are married up to create one cool looking potting bench! It just couldn’t be more simple to create!

DIY potting benches, curated from Hometalk

Here’s a fab potting bench clipboard that was curated from Hometalk!

Wish to see more potting bench ideas?

Click below to take in even more potting bench ideas that lead to full tutorials!

Which one is your fav?

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38 thoughts on “Party Junk 186 – potting benches!

  1. so many great ideas for potting benches…especially like the use of the old aprons to cover up the mess under the sink…thinking this might be a summer project – thanks Donna for sponsoring such a great theme!

  2. I will miss the sewing category. I’ve looked forward to your parties every Friday for a year or two. Just won’t be the same.

    • Hey Sandy, it’s still there for now. I’ve had so many complaints about trouble loading the party, but I don’t think removing a category will fix the issue at this point. Now I only wish I knew what the issue was. 🙂

  3. Oh, I wish I had known what your theme was going to be, because I have a really cool one with a galvanized top that I’m going to have to sell at The Farm Chicks show since I don’t have any room for it and don’t want it to have to sit outside and deteriorate. I’ve been wanting to take some photos pf it all decked out before I sell it… to only find the time…hahaha!

    Well at least I got my lilacs linked up. Have a wonderful weekend!


  4. Thanks Donna for hosting. I’ve been away from blogging for a couple of months, but I’m excited about my latest project and I love linking up with your party because so many people come to visit and it no longer feels like I’m talking to myself when I write my blog 🙂

    Have a super weekend,

  5. Love every one of these creative potting benches, so much inspiration. My favorite has to be the old sink. Those aprons are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for hosting Donna.

  6. Hi Donna – So happy to be linking up to your party this week. Thanks for all the hard work you put into it! I love the potting bench party idea and look forward to getting a lot of ideas to help mine look a little cuter~!
    Blessings, Patti@OldThingsNew

  7. Thank you so much for hosting Donna! I am so inspired to finally work on a potting bench for my yard. Thank you & Happy Mother’s Day 🙂

    xo, Tanya

  8. Ok, I’m soooo HAVE TO MAKE a potting bench!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    Thanks for the great party!! You’re welcome over at my place anytime! 🙂 I live at the other end of Canada.. I guess that might be far, so you can visit my blog instead hehe 🙂

  9. Good Morning Donna,

    Thank You so much for highlighting my green pallet potting table. I can’t wait to see all the other link ups this week for some inspiration to build a few more!! There are so many awesome ideas out there, great theme for this week.

    Have a lovely weekend, Susan@Rustic ReDiscovered

  10. Thank you for hosting these parties! I love all the things you make and the decorating you do. I’m really wanting to try to do a sign like you do. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  11. Thank you – as always – for the inspirational weekend link party, Donna! I always enjoy spending part of my weekend mornings finding new projects to add to my long list of “things I want to try” – and pin many such projects each week!

    More importantly: Happy Mother’s Day to you! 🙂

  12. As soon as my shoulders are healed up I have GREAT plans to start building potting benches – thanks for more inspiration!!!


  13. My potting bench is my most frequently visited post on my blog, it is the first one in your clipboard. Thanks for including it. I use it all the time, if not for potting plants then for a photo prop for my signs. 🙂 It works great.
    I would love to have that sink as a SINK in my kitchen, that thing is droolworthy.

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