Garden Table

My garden table sits in a little corner of my kitchen, directly in front of the back door... easy access.

Everything I need is right at hand...
This was a table I purchased years ago, it spent
quite a bit of time outside... 
now it has a great naturally aged look.

and so does the fence on the way to the door.

This is a sign to hang on the front door 
when I'm working in the back.

The top of the table is lined with slate tiles for durability.

I use an old library card file to hold
my tools.

The cool rusty piece is part of an old
iron chair. The lantern used to be the
top to my outdoor light, it came down in a storm so 
I re-purposed the top.

Sticks from the yard are made into
great seed markers.

The seeds came in a great kit 

The hooks? 
They are there because when there was
no garden table in this area, this was the "mud room".
I've since used every square inch of my house...

 I made the potting shed sign in hopes 
of having a potting shed some day.
For now a potting table will do.

I'm ready for some real spring! 
How about you?


I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


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  2. Creating a garden bench is very high on my list of things to do. I love the picket fence next to the wall. Thanks for sharing.

  3. What a cute area to work in but I bet you need more space. Looks like you use it a lot. Lovely.

  4. What a fantastic working spot for gardening. I love the table, the fence and even the sign.

  5. Love the garden bench. The library file is wonderful and so are the twig markers. Everything looks great. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  6. Love you bench. I have a small one but it's outside and has nothing on it yet, too cold. I do have lots of seeds started inside and am anxious to get some things going outside. Hurry sunshine!!

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  7. Love the great-looking and functional potting table. I just love the weather worn look!

  8. I love it! Great looking garden table.


  9. Such a wonderful garden bench, the twigs turned seed markers are fantastic.

  10. This is a pretty, peaceful and well functioning space. I can't decide if the card file or fence are my favorite pieces. :)

  11. We do like the same stuff. Potting benches are so fun huh?

  12. Love all the garden items you showed in your post. I have become your newest follower. Looking forward to visiting you often. Would love for you to follow back.

  13. Love this! So wish I could cut out a little space like this in our home! Currently, the garden supplies are in a bucket on the porch.. Someday. Sigh.

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  14. Your garden table and postting area are wonderful. I love this old table. When some of my grandmother's things came to me, there was an old library table that my great grandmother has obviously used as a potting table. There were spoons with dirt still attached inside the drawer.

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  15. This is darling! I love that it is inside. :)


  16. If you could only see my green face...jealous of such a wonderful spot!! :) Lots of great inspiration. Thank you for linking to my K.I.S.S. blog bash this past week. I so appreciate you taking the time to share your charming craft. Tomorrow is another blog bash, please drop by & share more of your inspiring ideas!

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  17. I love this garden bench! What a treat to have it right in the back door. Love how you have styled it too. Such a neat spot! Thanks for linking it up!

  18. Oh my goodness Susan! I can't get enough of your potting shed/garden table. Everything looks so wonderful, you must love gardening. I love it!!!

    Happy Cottage Flora Thursday and Happy Easter!

  19. Just found your blog and I love it! I'm going to do your stick marker idea. I have some copper ones left over too! Thanks for reminding me! Happy Garden Time! I look to visiting you often ;)Alyssa

  20. p.s. Here from Cottage Flora Thursday!

  21. Thanks so much for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's - love your gardening goodies! xoox, tracie

  22. I want to be your new follower - help?

  23. Love your creativity! Maryjane from Storybook cottage


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