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Skippity Do Da Day!!

potting tray and potting table made from pallets via Glass Slipper Restorations

Now, you know my man just can’t sit still on his break from the “To do”  list, he was so anxious to create something from those pallets,

and of course he was thinking of me (lucky me)

and decided to build me a potting table( I’m the happiest girl…in the whole USA) a little Donna Fargo there for ya…

for those who didn’t grow up with this music, what can I say, you missed out on some good ole’ country classics! 

Awhile back Gary acquired this rusty old industrial floor drain grate, he wasn’t quite sure what he was going to use it for,

he just thought it was cool and knew someday he would use it for something.

He quickly assembled this potting table mostly by stacking some pallets together and placing the grate on top! WOW!

potting table made from pallets and iron grate via Glass Slipper Restorations

 I love it! I quickly put it to use potting some plants for the porches,

then he thought I could use some shade and he built this cool shade cover over the table potting table shade cover via Glass Slipper Restorations

He also made me this potting tray out of pallet boards, the tray was a little plain for me though and after using,

I  realized it could use some handles!

So I painted it, added some handles made out of horseshoes,

and gave it a “Dirty Cowboy” treatment.

What! you haven’t heard of the “Dirty Cowboy” treatment???!!!

You really should visit Ashley@ Domestic Imperfection and she can show you how it’s done!

 I think it turned out awesome!

potting tray with horeshoe handles made from pallets via Glass Slipper Restorations

Potting tray made from pallets before and after via Glass Slipper Restorations

I’m loving the Green!…and the rusty old grate

potting table made frompallets via Glass Slipper Restorations

What do you think?

Shine on me sunshine , walk with me world , it’s a Skippity do da Day!

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Pieced Pastimes featured at I Love That Junk.49 AM


  • Madonna/aka/Ms. Lemon August 6, 2013, 2:09 am

    This is just great. I don’t know which I like best. Those horseshoe handles sort of gild the lily. Happy planting. Kudos to the Mr.

    • Cindy August 6, 2013, 8:37 am

      Thank you Madonna, lovin the horseshoe handles as well! Thanks for visiting

  • Lisa @ Fresh Eggs Daily August 6, 2013, 5:38 am

    I really enjoyed your post. I just found you over at The Scoop and would love for you to come share at my From the Farm Blog Hop! It’s a fun party that’s just getting started for this week.

    Fresh Eggs Daily

    • Cindy August 6, 2013, 8:39 am

      Great Lisa, I’ll be over soon to check it out! Thanks!

  • Marty@A Stroll Thru Life August 6, 2013, 7:25 am

    What a creative idea. It looks fabulous and has a ton of storage and work space. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

    • Cindy August 6, 2013, 8:43 am

      Yes, he is awesome! Your very welcome Marty, always love to share at your party! Thanks for visiting!

  • Mary of The Decorative Paintbrush August 6, 2013, 9:49 am

    What an awesome idea! Just pinned it for future reference! Found you on BeColorful! Love reusing stuff.

    • Cindy August 9, 2013, 1:37 pm

      Hi Mary, thanks for pinning, visited your blog, great creative paintings!

  • Kathleen August 6, 2013, 1:19 pm

    Fantastic! Isn’t it great to have cooperative husbands?!

    • Cindy August 15, 2013, 9:57 pm

      Oh YES! He is such a sweetie always thinking of me.
      Thanks for visiting, Kathleen

  • Yvonne August 6, 2013, 3:20 pm

    So envious – love it all!!!

    • Cindy August 15, 2013, 9:55 pm

      Thanks Yvonne,and thanks for stopping by…;)

  • angie August 6, 2013, 7:20 pm

    love it looks so super cute and I bet usefull as well
    come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

    • Cindy August 15, 2013, 9:54 pm

      Thanks Angie, I have been using and enjoying it quite often, once I get my garden going it will really come in handy!

  • Deborah August 9, 2013, 8:56 pm

    How awesome is that? Your husband must really love you…he even built you a shade roof! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!


    • Cindy August 15, 2013, 9:35 pm

      Hi Deborah, pretty darn awesome, I think I’ll keep him 🙂 Thank you for hosting those awesome parties!

  • BeColorful August 10, 2013, 2:44 pm

    Simple and stunning. Sometimes it is the simple creations that really stand out. Thanks for sharing on BeColorful this week.

    • Cindy August 15, 2013, 9:26 pm

      Thanks P, I am so lucky to have such a creative husband!

  • Christine August 13, 2013, 5:05 pm

    I ADORE it!!!!!

  • Audrey Zumwalt August 15, 2013, 1:19 pm

    Really nice potting table and so big … lots of good room. Mostly love the shade cover and would be a good place to serve a BBQ cookout.
    Have fun. Your Mr. did a really nice job on the shade cover. Is it free standing or mounted to the ground someway?
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

    • Cindy August 15, 2013, 3:20 pm

      Hi Audrey, thanks for the wonderful comment! Cookout idea is great! He did cement in the post, it is permanent. Hope you will visit again.

  • tvonzalezt August 15, 2013, 7:52 pm

    I like the look of it all!

    Popped by from WIW Hello Dolly.


  • tami kenner August 15, 2013, 8:28 pm

    Oh my goodness you are so lucky!! That is the best potting bench. I love the wooden tray transformation. Well done!
    Have a great day..Tami xo

    • Cindy August 15, 2013, 8:56 pm

      Hello Tami, thanks so much, looks like you are pretty lucky as well, with the new grandbaby! Congratulations! Thanks for stopping by 😉

  • Debra@CommonGround August 17, 2013, 9:30 am

    wow, this was a great idea! love the metal grate on top!!

    • Cindy August 17, 2013, 5:34 pm

      Thanks Debra, totally the hubs idea! I’ll pass on the compliment!

  • Gina August 17, 2013, 2:09 pm

    How lovely!!!! I am definitely pinning this as I know I will be coming back to it later. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Cindy August 17, 2013, 5:47 pm

      Thanks Gina, visited your site and pinned your coffee filter flowers, bet these would also be great dyed in different colors! Great Idea!

  • Savannah Ganny August 17, 2013, 7:21 pm

    That is an amazing set up you have here. I would say you have an amazingly loving husband as well. Thank you fro sharing. I am over from Pinterest Blitz and I am pinning.

    • Cindy August 18, 2013, 7:09 pm

      Hello Ginger, thank you so much, and thanks for stopping by, I agree, I think he Loves Me, he is amazing! He’s a keeper for sure!
      Thank you for pinning, I visited your site as well, Love your photos in your vintage garden and those eggplant french fries are making me hungry! Pinning!

  • Funky Junk Interiors August 18, 2013, 3:18 pm

    How I adore this project! Sheer genius! I’ve featured it on I Love That Junk and various other cool places. 🙂 Well done Gary!!! (I want a Gary)

    • Cindy August 18, 2013, 7:59 pm

      🙂 Thank you so much Donna, feature write up is awesome! 🙂
      Gary is very pleased!

  • Pamela August 22, 2013, 4:30 pm

    Cindy that turned out awesome!! Thanx for sharing at THT. What part of Tx are you in? We live in Houston. Fall will come eventually!;)

    • Cindy August 22, 2013, 5:58 pm

      Hi Pamela,thanks so much, we live near San Antonio, it can’t get here soon enough …:)

  • recreateanddecorate August 25, 2013, 8:38 pm

    What a great idea! Thanks for linking up to DIY Sunday Showcase.

    • Cindy August 27, 2013, 9:36 pm

      Thank you Wanda, and welcome to the party, glad you joined, and thanks so much for stopping by!

  • SwedishCornerDownUnder...Pernilla August 26, 2013, 11:50 pm

    Awesome idea! Love it 🙂
    Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

    • Cindy August 27, 2013, 9:40 pm

      Hello there Pernilla, thanks for visiting, Gday!

  • Laurel@chippingwithcharm August 28, 2013, 7:02 am

    What a great potting area…love it 🙂

    • Cindy September 1, 2013, 11:07 pm

      Hi Laurel, my hubs is lovin all the compliments, thanks so much for visiting!

  • klhacker August 28, 2013, 3:19 pm

    Clever repurposing!! What a nice big space for potting!

    • Cindy September 1, 2013, 11:19 pm

      Thanks, all that space really comes in handy, my husband is a genius! Thanks for visiting!

  • Betsy September 25, 2013, 6:27 pm

    I love this idea. You have so much room for working and shade too!

  • Kathy October 1, 2013, 7:06 pm

    You know! That looks marvelous – I’m going to have to Pin this for future reference! LOVE the use of the pallets and the grid! I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,

  • Kathy October 1, 2013, 7:08 pm

    I’ll be featuring your post in this week’s Home and Garden Thursday – I appreciate you sharing!

  • DIYShowOff October 2, 2013, 7:33 pm

    LOVE it! Love your dirty cowboy horseshoe handled tray too! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity (& Gary’s) at That DIY Party! 😉 xo

  • Karen February 12, 2014, 1:38 pm

    This is another amazing project!! You and your husband are so creative! Can’t wait to see what you come up with next. Thank you for sharing at Redouxinteriors!

    • Cindy February 14, 2014, 10:42 pm

      Thank you for stopping by and giving me the opportunity to share, so glad you like! 🙂

  • Diane March 7, 2014, 5:38 pm

    Great use of pallets. I’m sharing this on Facebook:)

    • Cindy March 7, 2014, 7:09 pm

      Thanks Diane, I visited your blog and shared on FB as well , Great info you have gathered there! So glad you stopped by! 🙂

  • Debbie March 15, 2014, 11:27 am

    I LOVE THIS! You were my pick this week on the Farmgirl Friday Blog Hop–http://wp.me/p3ma8f-ev Thank you for sharing this last week on the hop.

    • Cindy March 20, 2014, 4:06 pm

      Thank you Debbie, see ya soon at #150! 🙂

  • Lisa @ Lisas Creative Designs March 24, 2014, 7:10 pm

    What a creative idea! I love it. I have always wanted to do something with old pallets. Pretty cool!

    • Cindy March 24, 2014, 8:18 pm

      Ya, pretty cool 🙂 My hubby is so awesome, thanks for visiting Lisa, heading your way!

  • Melissa March 26, 2014, 2:07 pm

    I would like to know how many pallets he used and what the base is made od that the pallets are sitting on, he is very creative .


    • Cindy March 26, 2014, 4:38 pm

      Hi Melissa, He used treated landscape timbers to keep the pallets up off of the ground so they wouldn’t rot. And he used 16 pallets (6 larger ones on the bottom and 10 smaller ones for the two sides) 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by and your kind comment

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