Summer trends come and go, but some have stayed longer than others. We’ve seen garden bars take off, closely followed by outdoor kitchen ideas, but the new big thing we’ve had our eyes on are chic potting stations to aid our gardening.
Whether you’re looking to fill your garden with plants or simply want to take some rose cuttings, having somewhere to store small your garden tools as well as propagate, prune and pot plants makes gardening life that little bit easier.
DIY potting station upcycle
DIY enthusiast Michaela Shoebridge (who you can find on Instagram at @mishkashoe) had been looking to create a surface area for prepping and repotting her plants, along with some extra storage – but knew she wanted to do the project on a budget.
Taking some pre-loved cabinets, she upcycled them with paint and bought extra bits from both vintage and independent sellers on eBay to complete the look. ‘I’ve always made an effort to be more sustainable where I can, so the plan for this section of our unused garden was to create a little gardening station with the option to add a couple of raised beds to grow our own vegetables,’ she says.
Let’s look at how Michaela brought her vision to life…
Michaela started by planning her garden and zoning it into sections, with one spot allocated to her new potting table area. The plain brick wall provides the backdrop, but it was fairly uninspiring to begin with.
‘The plan was to tackle the storage element first,’ she recalls, ‘and as this is a working corner, we had to make sure that whatever we decided to create would be practical and affordable. After all,