Newly painted gardening bench

During the Summer I love to have an abundance of potted flowers, it just makes me happy!  Years ago my hubby had built a workbench which we eventually converted into my gardening bench.  With years of weathering the top and bottom collapsed, so he added planks of exterior-grade lumber.  This way the water can drip down and into the grass instead of resting on top and eventually caving in again.

Painted Garden bench

I stained the new wood with a dark ebony and gave the existing wood a fresh coat of paint.

how to make a gardening bench

I had debated staining the whole bench but I am really enjoying having it two toned.

DIY Work Bench with Aged Terra Cotta Pots

You can see how I aged the Terra Cotta Pots here.

Two Tones painted gardening bench

garden bench Two Tone Gardening Bench

Is your space ready for the summer? Come back tomorrow to link up your outdoor painting ideas. Don’t forget check out these lovely girls and their awesome outdoor spaces.


Bright Yellow Outdoor Side Table by Angie of Echoes of Laughter

Weathered Bench Container Garden by Shauna of Satori Design for Living

Hanging Succulent Centrepiece by Lucy of Craftberry Bush

Painted Exterior Brick by Dawn of Inspired Living

Waterproofing Outdoor Furniture by Tiffany of Living Savvy

Painted Gardening Bench by Kristin of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


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  1. A potting bench is definitely on my wish list. Love the color combo of yours, especially next to those aged pots. Just lovely! Glad to see you’re back to DIY projects after the fire scare. Here’s hoping it’s just a gorgeous summer for you with no worries 🙂

  2. Gardening is my happy place! I don’t have a potting bench and love yours. The color you chose with the dark top is really nice. Your outdoor area is gorgeous Kristin with all or that open space in the back. Glad you are safe and sound after the awful fires down there.

  3. Unfortunately, my backyard looks pathetic. I have a vision for it though! Including a potting bench. Thanks for the beautiful inspiration.

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