How to Make a Potting Bench From a Metal Grate

One of my favorite things to do is to dig around in my basement and come up with things I can put together and create something new... like this beautiful potting bench.


A little bit of this and a little bit of that...

An old metal mesh door... or is it a radiator cover? I don't know but it was in the corner of my basement,  I like it.... and it works! 

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An antique table that I tried to save but it didn't sell so I did the next best thing.

I cut it up and made it fit to this metal radiator screen.

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I attached all the pieces with screws and matching metal shelf brackets.

How to Make an Old Door Potting Bench www.homeroad.net


I added a small shelf to the top for garden tools.

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How to Make an Old Door Potting Bench www.homeroad.net

It's adorable already!

How to Make an Old Door Potting Bench www.homeroad.net

A coat of paint marries the whole thing together.

Due to the incredibly long post of photos I will be showing you the finished potting bench {here}


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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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  1. I love this and would definitely use it! Now to find all the necessary pieces!:) Thanks for sharing!

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