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DIY Potting Bench

Don't spend a fortune: transform a thrift store find into the perfect place to store your gardening supplies.

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Repurposed Dresser Turned Potting Bench

Here's what you'll need to create your own potting bench from a thrift store find: A dresser or table / exterior paint / clear polycrylic finishing spray for waterproofing / cabinet hardware (if you need to replace existing hardware) / plastic dishwashing tub / jigsaw / drill / measuring tape / pencil / sandpaper / nail gun or hammer and nails / chalkboard (optional)

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Find the Perfect Piece

When looking for a dresser to repurpose, find a sturdy piece that will stand up to wear and tear and the elements.  To comfortably use it as a potting bench you will want it to be waist-high and have drawers and shelves to store supplies.  This piece was found at a local store and it was already painted in great "garden colors."

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Remove doors to create open storage

First, remove the hutch doors. Being able to display gardening items and to use them for decoration as well as function is a plus.

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Replace Existing Hardware

Next, replace the hardware, on the upper drawers only, with drawer pulls that better match the look of the piece.  You can find inexpensive hardware at many home improvement stores in a variety of styles.

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