Do you have a old bench or church pew laying around and just aren’t sure what to do with it? Perhaps you have some scraps of plywood laying around or are just looking for a cute way to display flowers and/or herbs. Whatever the reason this herb garden bench is a great excuse for a project this Spring!
The possibilities are endless with this garden bench. As I’ve said before these projects are easy enough for anyone to complete. If you like this idea and want to elaborate on it go for it! Let these projects inspire you to create your very own 😉
Let’s get you started on this Herb Bench before Spring is over!
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Here’s what you’ll need….
Herb Garden Supplies:
- Jig Saw
- Sealer (this one is my favorite)
- Small Planters with Herbs and/or flowers
- Paint and brush *optional
I came across this bench at a local garage sale for $8. At that time I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to turn it into. So I took it back to the shop and placed it off to the side for a few weeks until I found time to transform it. Every day I walked past this bench and had lots of projects that I could do with it. But, I thought this Herb Garden Bench was a great idea because I am now able to take my herbs into the house once the weather becomes cool again! I just love that idea of ease and convenience for fresh herbs all year round.
If you have your bench you want to use this project is quick and easy. If you are needing to create a bench it’s pretty simple. Using two pieces of plywood create a back and seat. To secure them together screw the back to the seat. Attach legs to the bottom of the seat.
The next step is tracing the planter. Place the planters on the bench. When you get the layout that you like grab a pencil and trace the bottom of the planter. Tracing the smallest part of the planter will allow you to set the planter in so that it doesn’t fall through.
Using a jig saw cut out each hole for all of the planters you’ll be adding.
Once you’ve cut all the holes insert the planters filled with herbs and flowers for a completed project!
Because I loved the old finish on my bench I just cleaned it well and wrote “herbs de provence” on the back of the seat to add some character. Then I sprayed it with an acrylic sealer to protect the wood so my bench would last longer. Did you know a typical “herbs de provence” in France is the mixtures of savory, marjoram, rosemary, thyme and oregano? Well now you do! That is exactly what I plan on planting in my bench! Like I always say, everything has a story…
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