$288 Gardening Station
Build a gardening station
A tabletop, cabinetry, light, and coat rack combine to create a perfect spot for potting and storing gardening essentials.
Use a coat rack to store garden tools
Some garage storage systems look hard and masculine, but a repurposed coat rack ($12.99) keeps this gardening station organized while giving the space a feminine look.
Seven peg wooden coat rack: SpaceSavers; spacesavers.com
Install an industrial wall sconce for extra light
If your garage lacks natural light when the door is down, add an industrial light ($29.99) for optimum safety and productivity.
Designers Edge L-1707 one-light incandescent weather tight industrial light: Amazon; amazon.com
Include cabinetry for closed storage
Potting soil stays nearby (but out of sight) thanks to a base cabinet ($113) that also supports the tabletop. Bulbs and seeds have a cool, dry place to camp out for winter months in the wall cabinet ($87). For extra storage, screw jar lids to the bottom of the wall cabinet -- it's an easy way to keep twist ties and other supplies contained.
Top the base cabinet with a tabletop
A tabletop ($45) built into the corner gives the gardener of the house plenty of room to pot small plants and do prep work out of the elements.
Vika Amon tabletop: IKEA; ikea.com
Make clean-up easy by cutting a hole in the tabletop
Keep the tabletop clear of dirt and gardening scraps by cutting a hole one end of the tabletop. A trash can placed below catches waste and makes clean-up a breeze.