Patio Farmhouse Sink Potting Bench

Farmhouse Sink Potting Bench

The patio area is nearly complete now and I just have a few more photos to take and edit, but I wanted to show you what my farmhouse sink potting bench looks like now.

Several years ago, my husband and I turned a farmhouse sink that had been in our house when we moved in into a potting bench.  It looked like this (see more  about it HERE).

It’s been sitting in front of our barn ever since and I wanted to put it to use where we would see it more often by my secret garden patio.

Repurposed antique table into farmhouse potting bench -

My husband and son moved it over to the side of the patio area where my son had painted the wall brown.  My husband found one of the antique courthouse windows that I bought years ago and put it behind the bench.

The paint is starting to chip away, so probably later on I’ll brush the loose flakes off and seal it so no more flakes come off.

It was *blah* with entirely too much brown, so I bought some plastic lattice and nailed it to the back of the window.

That was much better!

I planted impatiens in the sink and added the herbs that are in my Patriotic Tin Can Herb Planters (which are quickly outgrowing their cans).

I’m going to transplant the mint into an old enamelware pot with holes in the bottom so it doesn’t spread and take over other plants nearby.

In the photo above, you can see the basil already outgrew the tin can and I planted it in an enamelware bowl, but it’s outgrown as well. 

Now I’ve got it in a larger pot and I’ll start cutting it to hang and dry.

I love that the sink now doubles as both a planter and a potting bench.

I’d love to hear what you think!

Vaya con Dios,

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  1. Love the potting bench. You always have the most creative ideas!

  2. Marlene Stephenson says

    I love your potting bench, it came together beautifully, that old sink is perfect.

  3. Love it. My dream potting area will be at the back of the garage, if we ever build a garage. He agreed that I can have a garden room, with space to store my pots, start seeds in the winter, early spring, and in my mind, have a little “she shed” thing going on. I really, really would like to have an old cast iron kitchen sink in there with the drain open and a five gallon bucket underneath, that potting soil can “drain” into when I finish potting.

    It’s a dream that may never happen with job uncertainty, raising property taxes and what not, but your potting table is sure inspiring.

    Have a lovely weekend!

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