Carton initially deliberate to construct a potting bench from scratch however scraped that concept for an easier resolution utilizing a bit from IKEA. She selected the FÖRHÖJA cart for its dimension and mobility with two wheels and two stationary legs. “I made a decision to make use of this within the backyard as it’s good and slender and could be simply moved,” Carton wrote on her weblog Dainty Costume Diaries.
The IKEA FÖRHÖJA is comprised of stable wooden and could be simply refinished and painted. Since it is a pure materials, the wooden coloration adjustments from a light-weight cream to a barely amber coloration over time. Whereas IKEA states that the cart was “examined in opposition to our strictest requirements for stability, sturdiness, and security to resist on a regular basis use in your house for years,” it wasn’t meant for outside use.
So, Carton recommends portray every little thing with a layer of sealant to guard it from the outside components. She additionally advises in opposition to letting it sit on the grass, as this might rot the picket legs and wheels. If you cannot place your cart on a bought floor, slip some tiles or concrete slabs below it. You will additionally wish to hold it lined within the winter months or when it is not in use.