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« on: July 16, 2012 06:29:49 PM »

I have been wanting a potting bench for awhile. So when a local business closed and were giving away their workbenches, I had to snatch one up and then another.

This is the first one I picked up. It was covered in a thick layer of dust.

Since the benches were free, I did not want to spend a lot of money fixing them up. I painted some shelf brackets that were missing the glass and used random pieces, a drawer front for one, as the shelves. Other hooks and baskets are from the Dollar tree.

The other bench had an uneven top that stuck out in the back. I evened it out with the circular saw so it would go back against the wall. it got a coat of the darker paint on the outside. I had planned on painting the shelves the lighter color.

These will be great for keeping all my stuff organized, make winter storage and potting up easier. I can also used the tops as a summer buffet. I like how the mistint paint I used helps them blend in and look like they belong.


« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2012 06:47:44 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2012 10:34:29 PM »

Very nice.  They do look good after you finished with them.
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