Using an Old Table to Create a Potting Bench

This old table is getting a makeover... 

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It has been about 3 different colors since I owned it and at one time it opened into a long table but I never owned the leaves so I took out the guts and sealed it closed. 

My plan is to create a potting bench from this old table by adding shelves on both the top and bottom for planting accessories. 

I painted the original table green then began creating a back shelf using assorted pieces of reclaimed and new wood, wood glue, nails, screws and brackets. 

Using an Old Table to Create a Potting Bench www.homeroad.net

Using more reclaimed wood I attached supports under the table and created a pallet style shelf for the bottom of the potting bench. 

Using an Old Table to Create a Potting Bench www.homeroad.net

The next step was to paint the entire piece a light mossy green so all the repurposed pieces I used in this project matched. 

Using an Old Table to Create a Potting Bench www.homeroad.net

I stained the pallet shelf on the bottom and a repurposed drawer front I'm using for the top shelf with a Kona water based Poly-stain.

This stain has a poly in it to protect the shelves from wear and tear. 

Using an Old Table to Create a Potting Bench www.homeroad.net

Using an Old Table to Create a Potting Bench www.homeroad.net

I added a towel rack to the front to hang tools and towels. 

Using an Old Table to Create a Potting Bench www.homeroad.net

Using an Old Table to Create a Potting Bench www.homeroad.net


Using an Old Table to Create a Potting Bench www.homeroad.net

This was a great repurpose for this old table and can be used inside or outdoors. 

I'm thinking potting bench but it would also make a great deck table for entertaining. 

Using an Old Table to Create a Potting Bench www.homeroad.net


And now I have a new potting bench and one more broken table from my stash is repurposed. 

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .