I love upcycling....giving something a second or third life is great. But it is not often I get to give something a fourth life. Such is the case with this piece of iron.. It started out as a headboard and then for a while it was the back to a bench in the garden at the farm and next it became part of a gate in the sheep pasture. I couldn't resist moving it along to the new house...not sure what it would become here but it is now the decorative back to my much loved and much used potting bench.
I have always had some type of potting area. I love to take cuttings, do divisions, and nurse along small plants, The area by the garage (about 12' x 12') has evelolved into my "work" area and the star feature is this potting bench... The shelves are wire closet shelving from a thrift store. During the summer I used it almost every day and the piece of iron gives it an elegant old world touch.