Ever So Clever, Ever So Pretty Friday, #5 {Potting Bench}

Happy Friday everyone!!!

Today I present an inspiration that I received from these wonderful ladies…

…..Mary from Home is Where The Boat Is and Yvonne from StoneGable.

Here are their projects that inspired me to complete mine.

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Mary, from Home is Where the Boat Is has this incredible potting bench in her Garden Cottage.

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Yvonne, from StoneGable has this adorable and oh so functional potting bench on her porch.

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I purchased an enamel top table from Kristen…she has the best things!

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I painted a decorative bench that my sister gave me about 15 years ago..

And I put the two together to create my potting bench!

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Ta Da!…finally, I finished this project!!

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Today is very gloomy…at least it wasn’t raining and sleeting…

….I was out there a 7a.m. this morning taking pics!

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I fell in love with this fabric I purchased on sale at JoAnn Fabrics.

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It is just so happy!…and so am I!!

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The potting bench is located off a little porch area outside the second guest/craft room…

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And here is the view from that room.

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And did I tell you that I love this fabric…it is so fun and happy…!!

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I brought this chair down from the upper porch…thought it was a great fit there…

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I added my magnetic metal flowers to the top of the bench..

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I love how the bird house bench fit so well on the table.

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I love that the top is rusty and chippy!

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So thank you for visiting me today and hope that you enjoyed my Potting Bench Project…

…..inspired by Mary and Yvonne!

Have a wonderful day!!

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Comments

  1. Just beautiful, Shirley! I do love me a potting bench and have been lusting after Stone Gable’s for years now …

    :) Linda
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  2. That fabric is just adorable! And it’s SO nice that you can gaze at it from inside too!
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  3. Jeannie says:

    I love your potting bench as well as the inspiration for it. What a wonderful idea, and you’ve shown potting benches can be a focal point of cuteness as well as functional. Your blue chair has inspired me. I have an old chair that I haven’t been able to figure out what to do with. I had thought to refinish it and re-upholster the seat – it is currently worn out leather. However, it is too short for anyone to actually sit in. It will look great painted and used to display a plant.

  4. Sooooooooooo cute! You did a fabulous job and I love that happy fabric.
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  5. Donnamae says:

    How pretty! Especially love the bench…the back with the bird houses is so cool! Now, if only it would warm up! Enjoy your weekend! ;)

  6. Linda Miller says:

    Love it! You did a great job, Shirley. Can’t wait to see it in person he he!!

  7. OMG!!!! When I saw your “Rosebuds” pot I gasped!!!!!!! My Mom’s nickname was Rosebud!!!!!!!!!!!! If you EVER want to get rid of it I will buy it from you. Now, I ADORE your potting bench!!!!! The little stool is PERFECT perched up on the table! I love the fabric too. And, you have the perfect spot to put it in. Lucky girl. I am also JEALOUS that you have flowers and that AMAZING fern so lush and pretty! XO, Pinky
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  8. Your Potting Bench is adorable Shirley! Your birdhouse bench is so cute and makes the perfect decorative shelves on top of your repurposed table! I love your colorful fabric for skirting you found next to your turquoise potted chair! Oh so cheery and it definitely helps usher in the spring planting season with our colder than normal temps and rainy weather! Bravo and Happy Planting :)
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  9. That is adorable, Shirley! I don’t know if I’d want to get it dirty! : )
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  10. Your Potting Bench looks great Shirley and I love the color you painted that chair!
    Have a great weekend!
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  11. Shirley,

    This is so cute and such a great use for this bench. You are so clever and I love that happy bright fabric. Happy potting!! Oh and I also adore that chair with the plant.
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  12. My goodness… You do such good work… Very creative… Love it…

  13. Isn’t it amazing how much inspiration there is out there? People are so creative!!
    Stacy
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  14. Oh, I love it. Adding the bench to the table was genius. What a great idea. I really like the way you painted the slats on the back and the skirt is perfect. Great job. Hugs, Marty
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  15. Your potting bench turned out SO beautifully Shirley, great job!!!! I Thank you for the wonderful inspiration : )
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  16. Bravo with a capital B-R-A-V-O!!!!! Yes! This is so great! You just melded ideas together to create something you can call your own, and I love it! That fabric IS one of the happiest ever! That would make me smile all summer long! It’s great that you can just take it off, toss it in the washer, then slide it back on!! Fabulous job, Shirley!
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  17. How adorable! Love, love, love it! And what a great idea to use the bench on top of the table. It makes a perfect shelf and I love the back drop of the houses.
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  18. Very cute and so handy too. Love the fabric.
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  19. Merry Pierson says:

    I love the bench and the HAPPY fabric. I’m so glad to see you finally got it done. Great JOB.

  20. ADORABLE!!!!!

  21. Oh my goodness… you are so so creative!!! I love how you make your very own and personal potting bench!!!!
    The fabric you chose for your “curtains” is just plain sassy!!!!
    Thanks for the shout-out! You must be thrilled and now you will have a great place to pot and putter!!!!
    xo
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  22. Shirley,
    I am in love with your potting bench! How creative to repurpose the birdhouse bench and use it for decorative shelving! That fabric is indeed a happy print and you have given me the idea to use some outdoor fabric on our table in our garden. I can just see you potting up more beautiful flowers this WARM weekend!
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  23. Great Idea for a potting bench. I really love the fabric also. I guess you can tell, the caps key is not working on my computer. You did a fabulous job and I love the chair.
    Blessings, Ginger
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  24. Shirley, That is so weird. When I am typing, I cannot see the capital letter. When it posts to you page the caps are there. Oh, well I am off to do some trouble shooting.
    Hugs,
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  25. you amaze me with how you take things and make them your very own. You would have loved being with me at the antique show where you would have found so many treasures.
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  26. Love it Shirley! Fabulous fabric and I’m sure there is no gloom anymore!
    Kelly
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  27. This IS SPRING LUXURIOUS!!! yOU DID ONE AMAZING JOB ON YOUR BENCH. The fabric so bright and vivid color. Enjoy all season.
    Ann

  28. It looks wonderful and so pretty to see it from inside, too! Love the addition of the aqua chair ~
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  29. Rattlebridge Farm says:

    shirley, your post has inspired me to get busy planning my potting place. I love what you’ve done!

  30. oh what a cute potting bench!! How creative!!

  31. I love your potting bench! You did an outstanding job and it looks GREAT. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great week.
    I will be following you stop by my blog – I’m new at this.
    Mary

  32. This is so adorable. I’ve pinned for future reference as I’ve gotta have one! Blessings, Patti
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  33. Love the view from inside the house. How cheerful! The fabric choice is great.

  34. everything about this post makes me feel happy too! Thank you for sharing at the hop, your participation makes the hop extra special. Big Hugs P.S. the new giveaway posted friday!
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  35. Your potting bench is so adorable!!! Love how you put the shelf and table together… And then added the happy skirt. So cute!
    Mary Alice
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  36. pAM @ SIMPLE DETAILS says:

    LOVE THE BRIGHT AND CHEERY ADDITION TO YOUR PORCH, THE SKIRT IS SUCH A FUN DETAIL. sO ENVIOUS OF YOUR FLOWERS ALREADY, WE STILL HAVE A FEW WEEKS TO GO BEFORE i CAN PLANT MINE!

  37. sorry! no clue why the caps??
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  38. Wow, love the potting bench, so pretty, wish my weather would allow one! Newest follower
    hope to see you visit and follow too. Great pictures you have taken!

  39. Yes, that fabric skirt is happy! Your potting bench turned out beautifully! Time to get pottin’!
    Cheers!,
    Barbara
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  40. SO BRIGHT AND DEFINITELY HAPPY! AUTUMN GREETINGS FROM Australia ♥ ~pERNILLA (FOR SOME STRANGE REASON I DON’T SEEM TO BE ABLE TO USE ANY CAPITALS ON YOUR PAGE…)
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  41. and now it seems like i’m screaming… so sorry!
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  42. Hi Shirley,

    I just did a post on potting benches and i found yours on pinterest and included the link to Hometalk. If you want me to remove it, please let me know. it is really cute.
    Lynnie
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  43. that is so adorable! I would love for you to link up at SHOW-licious Craft Showcase.

    Just follow the link….http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/04/show-licious-craft-showcase-26.html.

    Marti
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  44. i ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS sHIRLEY; IT’S PERFECTLY CHARMING! i ESPECIALLY LOVE THE SKIRT ON THE TABLE, AND YOUR BLUE CHAIR LOOKS GREAT WITH THE POTTING BENCH. yOU DEFINITELY HAD TWO GOOD INSPIRATIONS WITH yVONNE AND MARY’S POTTING BENCHES, AND YOU DID A GREAT JOB ON YOURS!

    vISITING FROM wOW uS wEDNESDAYS — HAVE A GREAT DAY.

    dENISE
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  45. Your potting table is adorable. I love the fabric skirt and the birdhouse bench looks so sweet on top. Lovely!

  46. Gorgeous potting bench and I LOVE the fabric! I was going to tell you that I would buy the “Rosebuds” pot from you but Pinky beat me to it above! My dog, Rosie’s official name is Rosebud. How funny! Anyway, I love what you did!
    -Shelley

  47. It’s lovely, and so practical. I just finished up a potting hutch for myself and have already enjoyed it to the fullest.
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  48. This is so charming and what a neat idea! I love how colorful it is and the skirt is such a cute idea! Even your pots are darling! You did a wonderful job! Happy planting this summer!

    XO,
    Jane
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