Gardening Bench


It’s hard to believe this is the third and final week of our Outdoor Extravaganza series. Last week, I shared THIS delicious summer menu and this week, I wanted to share this adorable gardening bench hubby and I built last year. Well, in all honesty, it wasn’t  intended to be a gardening bench and if I can be completely honest, it’s not really finished yet. But I love it and find it very useful just the way it is.

It’s the twin to this sideboard we had built, which you can read about it HERE.



Our initial plan was to place two of these side by side, but it would have been too massive a piece for that space, so instead, we have been using it outside as a little gardening bench.


I have always wanted a place to store the many terracotta pots I’ve collected and this bench serves as the perfect place.


I think the old window frame adds the perfect touch.


And how cute do these pots look hanging from it?

An old pot and simple twine.


I love having a designated place with my gardening tools.

And a spot for my whimsy herb garden, which you can read about HERE.

You can read the tutorial for both of these pots HERE and HERE.




I was having so much fun taking photos until the rain decided to move in. Thankfully, rain makes gardens seem greener, and I just love the smell of wet grass, don’t you?

I’m also loving all of these other amazing projects from my talented friends. Be sure to check them out.

Outdoor Paint and Build-it Project Ideas

Painted Patio Furniture by Fynes Designs

Gardening Bench by Craftberry Bush

DIY Outdoor Bar Cart by Satori Design for Living

DIY Pallet Anchor Sign by The Happy Housie

Recycled Magazine Rack Turned Outdoor Planter by Echoes of Laughter

Garden Bench Makeover by The Blissful Bee

We hope to see you at tomorrow’s big OUTDOOR EXTRAVAGANZA link party!

Come share your projects from this spring and seasons past- plants & flowers projects, outdoor decorating & entertaining, paint & build-it projects, and so much more!

Satori Design for Living Outdoor Extravaganza 2015


  1. says

    Just stunning Lucy! I dream of having my very own potting shed with a beautiful bench like yours someday. Love all the details. Yes, I love the smell of the fresh rain too.

  2. says

    Where is the Love it button…Love the window frame with hanging pots… Not to long ago the glass in one of windows broke…now I know exactly what I want to do with it …thanks for sharing this great idea! Tammy

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