1. Potting pretty
Transform a daggy old storage shed into the handiest spot to pot by fixing a low and shallow bookcase or small set of shelves to the top. Start by giving it a good sand, then apply primer and a coat of white exterior paint to all surfaces. A storage shed is terrific for hiding your supplies behind closed doors, the level top is ideal for basic garden chores, and the high shelves are just the trick for putting potted colour on show.
2. Keep it simple
If all the bells and whistles aren’t your vibe, opt for a simple high table as your potting bench starting point. Sand it, prime it and paint or stain it any colour you love. Here, a simple whitewash finish is fuss-free, relaxed and a little bit beachy. Psst… If you need a bigger work surface, hunt down a larger table – just make sure it has an existing lower level shelf (or add one!) to take your bags of potting mix, tools, pots and other necessary supplies.
3. Vivid colour
If you’re equal parts decorator and gardener, this attractive potting station idea might just tickle your fancy. Source an old wardrobe or armoire, make any necessary adjustments (such as replacing missing door panels with chicken wire or removing damaged doors entirely to make open storage space) then sand all the surfaces. Apply primer and paint it up in any combination of vivid colours that suit your style. For best results when painting the backing panel of the furniture item a different colour to the rest, it may be easier to remove the panel, paint it, then reattach it once dry. A series of hooks inside doors for gardening tools, a large hook on the outside for your garden hose and new drawer and door knobs make this potting zone not only super handy, but super attractive too!
4. Upcycled table
Make a potting station with an old metal table and leftover decking planks so you have a flat surface for preparing and potting up, and shelves to hold seedling trays, tags, pots, tools and bulky materials.
5. Water tank project
A water tank is not just a utility. Use leftover reo mesh and decking planks to make a vertical garden and a place to safely store your garden tools. Easy!
6. Outback legend
Keep your garden shed in order by assigning a spot for everything you’ll need when you’re working in the yard. Start with a potting station: knock up a simple timber-framed workbench or paint an old table. Underneath, put metal bins to hold your potting mix, mulch and fertiliser. Add hooks to hang tools and the garden hose from the walls… A trip to the hardware shop is on the cards!