potting bench from scrap wood

my parents are here until tomorrow (don’t leave me!!!!!!). they are always a huge help when they’re here, and so fun to be with. we get along really well and they love my kids. my mom has always been very creative and crafty. my dad is very good with his hands (he’s a dentist – ha!), with building and doing house projects. my mom actually designed my childhood home, and helped my dad build it with very little professional help. so does this explain why i am the way i am? i think creating is in my blood.

anytime they’re here my mom reminds me to have some projects for my dad to do because he doesn’t like to just sit around. well along with some of my requests they came up with projects of their own. today’s project was to build me a potting bench. they have been collecting old pieces of wood and had us do the same. my parents amaze me! they were able to look at this pile of wood and know where each piece would go. one really cool thing about this bench is where some of the pieces came from. the window on the back is from our house, before we demolished it. and the big green legs came from my parents’ house, before they demo’d it and rebuilt. some of the lighter green wood came from a neighbor of theirs, and most of the white wood came from the porch railing from our old deck. so cool! thanks mom and dad!



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    Tell Nana and Gramps to come stay at our house this weekend! I’d like a covered area over my new brick (donated by you cheneys) patio.
    Hey- i am serous!!
    I’ll clean the sheets,and get to cook’n!

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    so incredibly cute! man, i wish i was that creative!

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    They are amazing! I love the bench – I need one of those (remember mine is crumbling). Love ya ~

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    Totally awesome! I can really see where you get your creativity bug from-I’m jealous! Is that you sitting at the table watching your dad assemble? You look great! :) Love you guys!

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    Cathi Hamen says:

    Soo cute!!
    It’s like your very own design show in our backyard.. might want to capitalize on your family talents!!

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    Carrie Haughey says:

    so cute!!! I have been looking for a table/desk/bench to turn into a gardening area… can I get one like yours?!! your parent’s are way crafty!!

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    Tricia Anne says:

    Ok! This is just fabulous! I have three old windows and a potting bench my husband built for me! :o) I just pulled him over to take a peak at your handy work. :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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