Transform your garden with a vintage garden cupboard filled with terra-cotta pots. Add a touch of nostalgia to your outdoor space.

Hi friends, what is better than a few vintage terra-cotta pots and an old garden cupboard for spring and summer?  Well, maybe A LOT of terra-cotta pots in a distressed cupboard that your 99-year-old father made for you!

Garden Cupboard & Terracotta Pots

Creating a garden cupboard with terracotta pots is a wonderful way to organize and display your gardening essentials while adding a rustic and charming touch to your outdoor space. Here’s how you can set up a garden cupboard using terracotta pots:

  1. Repurpose an Old Cupboard: Find an old wooden cupboard or cabinet that you can repurpose for your garden. Look for one with shelves or compartments that can accommodate terracotta pots of various sizes.
  2. Paint or Stain the Cupboard: Consider painting or staining the cupboard in a color that complements the natural earthy tones of terracotta pots. Opt for a weather-resistant paint or sealant to protect the cupboard from outdoor elements.
  3. Arrange Terracotta Pots: Place terracotta pots of different sizes and shapes on the shelves of the cupboard. You can stack them, nest them, or line them up in a row to create an organized and visually appealing display.
  4. Plant Herbs or Flowers: Fill the terracotta pots with soil and plant herbs, flowers, or succulents in each pot. Label the plants using decorative plant markers or painted stones to keep track of what’s growing in each pot.
  5. Add Decorative Elements: Enhance the garden cupboard with decorative elements such as fairy lights, bunting, or hanging planters to add a whimsical touch to the display. You can also incorporate garden tools, watering cans, or small gardening accessories to complete the look.
  6. Create a Workstation: If space allows, use the top of the cupboard as a workstation for potting plants, storing gardening gloves, or displaying small gardening tools. Add a potting bench or a small table next to the cupboard for a convenient gardening setup.
  7. Maintain and Care: Regularly water and fertilize the plants in the terracotta pots to ensure they thrive. Check the pots for proper drainage and move them to a sunny or shaded spot as needed to promote healthy growth.

By setting up a garden cupboard with terracotta pots, you can create a functional and visually appealing outdoor display that showcases your love for gardening and adds a touch of rustic charm to your garden or patio. It’s a creative way to organize your gardening supplies while incorporating natural elements into your outdoor decor.

stacked terracotta pots in garden cupboard

Terracotta pots collection

I’ve collected terracotta pots for years from garden centers, thrift shops, antique shops, flea markets, etc…  I also picked up some extra medium size terracotta pots at a local garden nursery for .50 cents apiece.

Basket of Terracotta Pots

Decorative elements

I picked up this vintage baby weighing scale basket, small terracotta pots, and some pansies at one of my favorite second shops on one of my frequent travels between Vermont and Maine.

pansies in a garden basket.

Vintage Baby Weighing Scale Basket

Transforming a vintage baby weighing scale into a unique and charming decorative piece can be a delightful project. Here are some creative ideas on how you can repurpose a vintage baby weighing scale:

  1. Plant Stand: Convert the baby weighing scale into a plant stand by placing potted plants on the platform where the baby would typically lie. Choose plants with cascading vines or colorful flowers to create a whimsical and eye-catching display.
  2. Photo Display: Use the weighing scale as a photo display by attaching twine or wire across the top and hanging vintage photos or postcards with clothespins. This creates a nostalgic and personalized decor piece that showcases cherished memories.
  3. Mini Bar Cart: Turn the baby weighing scale into a mini bar cart by adding a wooden or glass top to create a flat surface for drinks and glassware. Display bottles, cocktail shakers, and bar accessories on the scale for a unique and functional bar setup.
  4. Entryway Organizer: Repurpose the weighing scale as an entryway organizer by using the trays or compartments to store keys, mail, sunglasses, and other small items. Hang a small mirror above the scale for a functional and stylish entryway display.
  5. Vintage Display Shelf: Attach shelves to the sides or underneath the weighing scale to create a vintage display shelf. Use it to showcase small collectibles, trinkets, or decorative items that add character to your space.
  6. Bathroom Storage: Place the baby weighing scale in the bathroom and use it to store towels, toiletries, or rolled-up washcloths. The compartments and shelves can hold bathroom essentials while adding a unique vintage touch to the decor.
  7. Garden Planter: Incorporate the baby weighing scale into your garden as a planter for small herbs, succulents, or flowers. Fill the scale’s trays with soil and plant your favorite greenery to create a whimsical garden feature.

Repurposing a vintage baby weighing scale allows you to infuse your space with character and nostalgia while giving new life to a cherished object. Whether you use it as a plant stand, photo display, bar cart, entryway organizer, display shelf, bathroom storage, or garden planter, the possibilities are endless for incorporating this unique piece into your decor.

This vintage basket is hung on our garden cupboard with a small star hook, and a terracotta pot with white pansies rests on a wired piece for a spring touch.

White pansy in terracotta pot in garden cupboard basket.

More terracotta pot ideas

If you are crushing on terracotta pots visit these posts Terracotta Pots Indoors Decorating Ideas and Uniquely Decorate with Tulips and Terracotta.

Garden cupboard with terracotta pots and large basket on door.

And you’ll love this green A Vintage Apothecary Cabinet Story ready for spring.

I’m also crushing on this sweet DIY Planter Shelf that I made out of an old children’s school desktop!

Garden cupboard filled with terracotta pots and pansies.

Painted garden cupboard

I painted this garden cupboard Olive Branch Green and decoupaged material from our new deck cushions on the back of each cubby for a pop of color.

Vintage garden tools and pansies add a touch of garden cupboard whimsy.

Terracotta pot with red pansy and vintage gardening tools in basket.

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