garden potting stand

I made this for the April Cent-Sational Salvage Challenge where you had to incorporate a kitchen utensil that you purchased at Habitat ReStore into your project and spend no more than $15!  I used a kitchen sink- it's the only kitchen utensil my ReStore had!  I used 2" x 4" for the entire project and left the sink unattached so that it can double as a kids water table later.  For the finish, I used a light blue latex paint, gave it a sanding to expose the wood, then wiped with Dark Walnut stain.  This gave it the old barn wood look.  This little stand allows us to pot our plants somewhere other than the dining room table, push the dirt into the sink and down the hole into a bucket.  No mess!  Plus, it's pretty cute and I made it for a total of $5!  $5 for the sink at Habitat ReStore and the 2" x 4"s I saved from a construction site dumpster.  Win, win.




Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Afternoon Project (3-6 Hours)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
Latex paint, sanding, stain-wash for antiquing.
Recommended Skill Level
Starter Project


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