Monday, April 30, 2018

FREE armoire turned into outdoor Garden Potting Center



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OLD FREE TV ARMOIRE TURNED OUTDOOR FARMHOUSE STYLE POTTING SHED
Today I am resharing a BLAST from the PAST!!
One of my most viewed projects!


WHEW!!! What a doozie!! ITs done...almost..I just have to seal it with Exterior
spar urethane when its cured but other than that.....Its done!!! :)

This is what it looked like BEFORE....Our friend had moved and somehow his armoire had gotten
broken in the move.

You can see here the door was ripped off at one of the joints. I thought about fixing it
since the original plan was to put it in our bedroom...but with the broken door
I thought I had a BETTER idea..
You see I have been looking around Pinterest and been wanting
a potting shed forever and Pinterest wasn't helping curb
my appetite. So one night while the thing sat on my patio
I thought...BINGO...potting shed...

Now I know its Oak and its meant to be inside but I also know that I want it to weather and look old.
Sooo.....PERFECT.

I just happened to LUCK out at Home Depot and scored a
$7 gallon of  Behr Primer and Paint ULTRA..
Its a $32 gallon and the color was perfect..
Someones OOPS paint was my PERFECT paint.

Well the Oops paint score further enticed the bug in my butt, or bee in my bonnet,
Whatever you want to call it. NOW I had to do it. It was such a BEAUTIFUL day
and its not suppose to rain for the next few days, so NO time like the
present....SOOO I painted the outside with the oops and the inside with a pale yellow paint that I
Had..You see...SO far I have spent only $7.....That's IT...

While the paint was drying I was thinking what I wanted to do to decorate and enhance my
new beloved potting center. Well I remembered I had just bought these cool little
rod iron brackets at Goodwill...So.......

OLD FREE TV ARMOIRE TURNED OUTDOOR FARMHOUSE STYLE POTTING SHEDI grabbed a scrap piece of wood, painted it with the oops paint and attached my brackets.

While that was drying I had found some more scrap deck boards that I had painted with the oops paint too...Those I just quickly painted on "herbs" and "flowers"
OLD FREE TV ARMOIRE TURNED OUTDOOR FARMHOUSE STYLE POTTING SHED
I started putting it all together...Loving it more and more.
I found an old shelf in my shed with hooks on it, just laying in my shed. I had gotten it
Free from my sister....Thanks Stacy..:)
 

 You see the cute little block shelf on the bottom...that used to be the DVD holder that was hanging from the top..I just flipped it over and hacked off some of the trim so that
it could lay flat.
OLD FREE TV ARMOIRE TURNED OUTDOOR FARMHOUSE STYLE POTTING SHED
I also had some slate tiles in my shed that I had also gotten for.....WAIT FOR IT........... FREE!!!.....:)

so TOTAL cost....11 bucks...HA!! I love it!!!
OLD FREE TV ARMOIRE TURNED OUTDOOR FARMHOUSE STYLE POTTING SHED
ITS BEAUTIFUL.....At least to me...I hope you think its a BEAUTY too...
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92 comments:

Brooke Gomhp said...

I love it !!! Great job

dblanken said...

This is really cute - you did a wonderful job on it!

Sonya Sosa said...

Oh my gosh, its gorgeous! I'm feeling inspired to do something outdoors. I don't know what, lol, but I'd love to do something. Great job

Liz @ Here's to Handy Andy said...

What a great idea! I wouldn't have thought to put an armoire outside, but now it looks like it was made for gardening! I would love for you to share at our Pinteresting Link party http://herestohandyandy.blogspot.com/2012/05/pinteresting-link-party-week-39.html

Tammy Partin Spangler said...

Amazing! and for $11! Wow! Thanks for sharing!

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Shari @ turnstylevogue.com said...

I have been pulling together ideas for a potting bench of my own and think this is great. You did a terrific job. I'm going to add it to my collection of inspiration and pin it now!

Amanda said...

This is just fabulous! I just love every little thing about it and it was fun reading through your thought process and about how it all came together! Thank you for sharing your awesome project with us!
Best Wishes and Blessings,
Amanda

Doreen said...

I think this is one of the prettiest and practical upcycling project I've seen! It would make me want to putter in the garden everyday. GREAT JOB!

Anonymous said...

This is so great! Do you think it will do well outside. Isn't it funny that mentally I wonder that but hello Alexis, your potting bench is also made of wood! LOL I LOVE this project!

Beth said...

That is such a pretty potting shed! The color is so fresh that it would make me want to pot up some gorgeous flowers! Great job!

Erin Sipes said...

It looks wonderful and I appreciate the resourcefulness and good eye it took to see this piece of furniture and know it still had a bit of life in it!

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Oh that is just lovely! What a great find at a perfect price! Free is always good! And you made it so much better! Love the color, love the purpose!

At The Picket Fence said...

Fabulous idea and it looks just beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Inspiration Friday! :-)
Vanessa

Betsy @ Anna Nimmity said...

What a fantastic project! I love how you saw something different than the intended purpose of the piece. It looks great.

Roisin said...

VERY PRETTY! I love the idea of using the wrought iron brackets, too. What a great idea.

andrea@townandprairie said...

Now this is a fab way to make over all of those tv cabinets out there that everyone is dumping as they acquire their new flat screens. Perfect repurposed life, here.

Kristine @ Lovely Again by Kris said...

How freakin' adorable. It worked out perfectly for you, and the price...holy cow! Beautiful job!

Decor & Harmony said...

Wow! This is so clever! You are a garden goddess for sure! I hope you enjoy this project for many years to come.........we are all very envious of your masterpiece.

Ann said...

That is great! My husband has been making some potting benches out of reclaimed wood... love this idea for this!

Ann said...

Oh I am your newest follower! please feel free to visit my site when you can
http://livingwithporteous.blogspot.com/

Decorating Insanity said...

What a great idea. I need one of these for my front porch. Hmmm....where can I find a super cute free armoire? As always thanks for linking up
xo...mONICa

Peggy Meckling said...

Fabulous! I love what you did with this piece. Do you know how many garage sales and tag sales I go to where there's an old TV armoire. And now that everyone's mounting their TVs on their walls, they are flooding the secondhand market. But what to do with them? Ta-da! You totally nailed it. I popped over from From My Front Porch to Yours. I'm your latest follower. Hope you'll stop by my place sometime.

Donna Wilkes said...

You must garden a lot cleaner than I do because I could never let dirt (er, soil) touch this beauty. It is a perfect vignette for outside - I love the little touches. I am sure it will weather nicely. Came over from Funky Junk

Distressed Donna Down Home

Debra @ Common Ground said...

wow, I love it. this turned out great, what a super idea!!

Trudy Holtz said...

You have given me some amazing ideas. Thank you!
~Trudy http://thriftscore42.blogspot.com/

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

This is so incredibly cute! I bought a hutch and sideboard I was going to do something very similar to until my Mom saw it and said she wanted it for her house. She would not let me paint it and put it outside. So now I have to hunt for something else to use for a potting bench. Just love your's and you cannot beat that price. I'd love it if you linked up at my linky party on Monday. Mod Mix Monday. I've been obsessing about potting benches for awhile. I too have been drooling over them on Pinterest.

http://www.modvintagelife.com

Recipes We Love said...

This is a fantastic idea and turned out super cute!

Carol, The Answer Is Chocolate said...

It is gorgeous (and another incredible find) and WAAAAAYYYY to pretty to use for potting. I'd be afraid of getting it dirty!

Emily said...

wow, you gave that such a transformation! Love the idea to turn it into a gardening aide.

Candy said...

HOW SMART. And, what a gorgeous makeover. THANKS FOR SHARING. Im now following and hope you'll come visit me at PICKINandPAINTIN.blogspot.com. THANKS. 8-)

bj said...

You are just about the SMARTEST thang, ever !! I just LOVE IT.
I, too, have been wanting a potting bench or shed and NOW I know just what to look for. I won't get mine for free...but Goodwill has these or the small entertainment centers all the time. I am sooo goofy for not buying one before now. Thanks so much for your great photos...I just pinned one of them. :)
I am a follower now...hope you will swing by and see me.
xo bj

Kristi said...

So clever....what a fabulous upcycle!! I love the color, too! Would be delighted for you to link up with us over at Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/05/mop-it-up-mondays-17.html
Thanks Bunches!

{HUGS},
kristi

Brooke Gomhp said...

Karin its Beautiful! I love love it ...

Hugs Brooke
Thanks for linking up this week <3

Eclectically Vintage said...

Glad that bee is out of your butt so you could create this beauty! Now I am seriously wondering why I don't have a fabulous potting shed - seeing green right now!

Love the paint - would never know it was an oops!
Kelly

Something Nice and Pretty said...

I have to congratulate you on this, terrific idea and it turned out great!

Lorrie said...

This is super cute! I love everything about it! I'm visiting from Curb Apeal's Block Party!

Small Holdings Farm said...

An absolute inspiration....It came out great. I love reclaiming and renaming old furniture...I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me back. http://smallholdings.blogspot.com
Thanks, Sherron

Melissa said...

What a great idea, it came out beautiful! Love the color you chose. Found you over at I Should Be Mopping the Floor.

I have a party going on and would love for you to link up.

Hope you have a fantastic week!

Melissa said...

http://lovingthiscrazylife-melissa.blogspot.com/search/label/POC%20LINKY%20PARTY

Anna said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE it! Thank you so much for sharing at the Weekend Warrior, I pinned it and featured it on my FB page!

Anna
www.askannamoseley.com

Shannon said...

This is an amazing transformation, I love it!!

Shannon@SewSweetCottaage

Marilyn Clark said...

Wow...this is gorgeous...great inspiration!

Pamela said...

It turned out fabulous! Love the color! Thanx for joining THT!

Gen said...

Soooo perfect!! Love just about everything about it! And I've been looking for cast iron shelf brackets JUST like those for a few months now (like literally saw those online but unable to ship to Canada- grrr), I am so jealous!! Haha! I would be potting and potting and potting if I had this thing! Great job!

chateau chic said...

Your potting bench/cabinet is fabulous!! You are so creative. Love it!
Mary Alice

Heaven's Walk said...

GREAT GREAT job! You are so clever! LOVE that color, too! :)

xoxo laurie

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

Fabulous idea, and the OOPS paint is beautiful! ~Zuni

Anonymous said...

Fabulous idea! It is very beautiful :) I'm visiting from DIY Project Parade.

Carolyn
{my simple messterpiece}

Christine @ Park House Love said...

That looks fantastic! What a great way to repurpose and armoire..love the paint color and the shelves!

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

This is so darling--love the curvy legs on it, and those great colors!

MONICA LIVAS said...

Beautiful transformation!

~ Tami said...

This is adorable. Thank you so much for linking it up to our Friday Block Party. I am featuring it again tonite as it was the most viewed link from last week's party. Congrats and hope to see you again soon!
http://tamicurbalert.blogspot.com/2012/05/friday-block-party-6-feature-from-party.html
Tami @ Curb Alert!

thompson said...

oh my word this is adorable! you did a great job with all the details! nice work!

Nicole Estes said...

This turned out so awesome! I would love for you to link it up on my Fabulous Friday Link Party... http://www.doodlesandstitches.com/2012/05/fabulous-friday-link-party_25.html
Thanks for sharing!

Liz - Imageremix said...

It's so great when you get something for free that you weren't expecting and find a great purpose for it. I love how the ideas started flowing and didn't stop. You did a great job and that's so cool that it cost so little. I found your post at doodles & stitches.
Liz

Country Dreaming said...

This is super cool.I want one!!!!

Melinda

farmhouse mama said...

All I can say is WOW! Pinned so I can attempt one someday. :)

fiona anderson said...

This is just brilliant, what an amazing idea.
Love it !

Mandy said...

I'll be featuring your awesome potting center at Project queen's Highlight Party tomorrow night (Monday). Thank you so much for sharing it at Project Queen!

BrushedByAnAngel said...

A great idea and such pretty colors, you did good!!
Brenda

Sara said...

This is so cute!! Hope you can link it up at my brand new Trendy Tuesday party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2012/05/trendy-tuesday-2.html

Becky Elmuccio said...

Fantastic work! I love the color and that you were able to repurpose something into a totally new function. I am stopping by form Home & Garden Thursday. Thanks for sharing!

Linda @ Two Succulent Sisters said...

I do think it's beautiful! I love love love the color and would like to know what color it is?! But I guess you don't know because it was an Oops can. Darn. I love it. Thanks for sharing. What you did was wonderful! Linda

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

This is quite beautiful - just perfect! I love every detail! You'll love using it in your garden! It is a beautiful color and should weather beautifully - I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

This is a truly amazing upcycle! Seriously! I love everything about it, and it was FREE!! My favorite price. I totally pinned it. Thank you so much for linking up to our party!
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog

pam {simple details} said...

FABULOUS! Great vision and I love all your unique details you added along the way, it's almost too pretty to use!

GStepmom said...

"HA!! I love it!!!" And you aren't the only one! This is one of the most creative, beautiful ideas I've seen in a long time. You are a fabulous artist.

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

LOVE this!!! Perfect redo! Thank you for linking up at Uncommon, featuring you tonight! Stop by and grab a button! ;)

Eclectically Vintage said...

Loved it when I first saw it and so glad you linked it to our party!

It rocks!!!!
Kelly

amy of four corners design said...

absolutely perfect example of upcycling - good for you!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Oh I just love, love this! It looks like a million bucks ...

I so very much want my very own potting bench or shed or something. I think in my mind I figure if I had an official potting bench that somehow my plants would survive my brown thumb ...

... so very happy that you shared it with us at our Great Outdoors link party!

:)

Linda

Kimberly said...

This is the coolest thing!! I LOVE IT.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Hey, hey!! I love this so much I'm featuring it on Tuesday. Sorry for the early notice but I'll be on vacation this week and wanted to be sure to let you know. Thank you again for linking it up!! (I almost featured the ladder signs too, but decided to spread the wealth - great projects!!)

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Just wanted to give you a heads up that I featured you today!

:)

Linda

Diane said...

Brilliant!

Jocie Hagan said...

OMG, I am in love with this armoire turned garden center. The color especially!

We are running a Before and After Link party to support Habitat for Humanity, with a chance to be featured on other big blogs and win gift cards. Would love if you entered! http://www.oneprojectcloser.com/2012-before-after-series/

Jocie Hagan said...

Thanks so much for linking up!!! feel free to share with your readers and grab a button!

VeronicaKay said...

This is beautiful!!! How creative!

Homa Style said...

This is incredible! Are you on HomeTalk? This would be great featured there. I just started last week and enjoy the responses so far.
Jeanette

Kimberly @ A Night Owl said...

Thanks for linking up at Create & Inspire last week! We'll be featuring YOU tonight! Be sure to come by, grab a button and link up some more fantastic projects!

xo,
Kimberly
http://anightowlblog.com/category/create-inspire

Deepu Sahoo said...

Great Tutorial!!! Fabulous idea and it looks beautiful!
http://www.mogulinterior.com/wooden-armoires.html

Mavis said...

Great job. Love it! I've been looking at potting sheds myself. Maybe I'l convert an old dresser I have.

Holly Kennedy said...

Just saw this in the Creating with the Stars contest! It is fantastic! I love repurposing items for a new life! (I had a similar idea for the contest with a kitchen cabinet that I turned into a media center.) I'll have to snoop around and see what else you've been up to! I really love your "shed"! Great job!

Jennifer Rizzo said...

This turned out very cute! Love the colors!

Fluster Buster said...

I love it! The color matches my outdoor color scheme. I'm following you via GFC. I host Fluster Creative Muster Party on Wednesdays and I would love it if you would come by and party with us. Hope to see you there!

Hugs, Smiles, and Blessings,

Robin
Fluster Buster

DownTheLaneWithDaisy said...

Creativity at its best!

PamLuvsPink said...

I really like it!!!

The oooppps color is beautiful. Many-a-happy plants are coming to visit it soon!!

Pam
xox

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

This is a WINNER!!!! Karin. One of the best projects I've seen this year in Blogland!

You go girl!!!!!

Love
Sumaya

Lisa said...

Lovely, practical, and recycling - what could be better? I have had this on my bucket list for a while now, and you have inspired me to get cracking on it! Hope you can stop by the enchanted oven to say hi!
xo,
Lisa

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Fabulous! What a great re-imagined piece.

Lolly Jane said...

Love it! So cute!