i dream of having space for a potting station one day (and a cutting garden) so when i saw his makeover from deborah hanamura i was sold. deborah’s husband bruce has been experimenting with ways to re-purpose used shipping pallets and decided to start turning them into potting stations. deborah and bruce love the way each pallet seems to have its own story to tell and enjoys creating stations that showcase the character of the original pallets, whether it’s a knot, ink stamp, or wine stain. click here to see more of the potting stations that bruce has created. thanks, deborah!
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this next project makes great use of a dreaded piece of college dorm/first apartment furniture: the futon! leela in portland oregon wanted to turn an old ikea book shelf into a sunny reading area so she found a $10 futon on craigslist and broke it apart and re-upholstered (with striped ikea fabric) to create a window bench seat. her husband then raised the bookshelf with some extra wood so it would be the perfect height to read and look out the window. i love the way they thought outside of the box and saved some money along the way- well done, leela!