Outdoor Garden Storage Cabinet

Good morning sunshine!! And happy Tuesday to you. It’s seriously starting to feel like summer here in Colorado. It was EIGHTY FOUR degrees yesterday. It was actually so hot I needed to turn the air conditioner on in our house. Crazy, right?! Colorado weather is so unpredictable this time of year, but I’m really starting to think we are in the clear and officially done with snow now that we’ve made it to temps in the eighties. I’m just crossing my fingers and hoping for the best. C’mon summertime!! Anyway, our Outdoor Decor Week continues today and this post is all about my outdoor garden storage cabinet! I used this little cabinet last summer and I LOVED it.

This cabinet on our back patio is where I store all of my extra garden-y things–including seed packets, planters, gardening gloves, tools, etc. It’s just nice to have that all organized and all in one place when I need it. Plus this cabinet is the perfect size for a makeshift “potting bench”. It has lots of storage.

My lilacs are finally blooming! So of course I couldn’t resist trimming a few branches to take inside. The smell of lilacs is one of my all-time favorite things in life. It’s one of the simple pleasures of summer that I love the most. Also isn’t that the cutest little ladder?! I chalk painted it the soft green color that last year and I love using it outside during the summer months.

I’ve had this cabinet for almost ten years now and I have to laugh thinking back to all the ways I’ve used it over the past decade. Believe it or not, I used this cabinet as a makeshift PANTRY in our first home. I stored things like bags of chips and cereal in there because our kitchen was tiny and we didn’t have a real pantry. And now all these years later I’m using it to store pots and seed packets. Pretty crazy. But it’s cool to see how this cute cabinet has been used in so many ways!

Well I hope my little outdoor garden storage cabinet gives you a few ideas for your own home this summer! I’ll be back again tomorrow with another post. Toodles for now! xo

Welcome!! I’m Sarah-- mama to three kiddos + wife to my high school sweetheart. I'm usually over-caffeinated, browsing Amazon + running on lots of grace. Grab a snack + get comfy!

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36 Comments

  1. 5.19.20
    Liliana said:

    It’s such a nice cabinet, its fun to be creative and find new ways of using old things in your home. It looks great where you have it now.

  2. 5.19.20
    Anna Lancaster said:

    Love your porch ideas, can’t wait to finish both of ours.You have gave me some great ideas.Thank you and enjoy your summer.

  3. 5.19.20
    Cathy said:

    That is adorable! I love the way you rearranged your patio too❤️

  4. 5.19.20
    Janice said:

    Those boots are cute. Where did you purchase them?

    • 5.19.20
      Sarah said:

      Hi Janice, those boots are from Target last year!

  5. 5.19.20
    Paula H said:

    Such a beautiful way to add storage! How do you protect it from the weather? Doesn’t the wood warp? What kind of finish is on it?

    • 5.19.20
      Sarah said:

      I have a clear poly finish on it. It’s been sitting here since last summer and the wood hasn’t warped–even with all our snow! The paint is wearing off a bit but the wood seems to be in good condition.

  6. 5.19.20
    Krista Lewis said:

    Beautiful! I feel the same way about lilacs. Mine are getting close to blooming. I love how you put yours in the basket!!

    • 5.19.20
      Sarah said:

      Oh enjoy them Krista! I also have a big bundle on my kitchen table right now. Smells like heaven!

  7. 5.19.20
    Kathy said:

    I love everything about your post!! I especially love your rain/garden boots. Where ever did you find them? Please share. Love all the inspiration you share!!! Keep it coming!!

    • 5.19.20
      Sarah said:

      you’re so kind, thank you Kathy!! And those boots are old ones from Target last year.

  8. 5.19.20
    Meredith said:

    Where are those darling boots from?

    • 5.19.20
      Sarah said:

      Hi Meredith, those boots are from Target last year!

  9. 5.19.20
    Ruth said:

    I spied that pretty cabinet yesterday in your pics. I just love the idea of using it as a garden/potting cabinet . LOVE,LOVE it!!❤

    • 5.19.20
      Sarah said:

      oh good eye Ruth!! I love that little cabinet.

  10. 5.19.20
    Cindi said:

    How do you keep everything so neat and tidy with 3 little kids?

    • 5.19.20
      Sarah said:

      Oh I don’t Cindi! I just clean up before taking photos for the blog.

  11. 5.19.20
    Tracy said:

    Love it ! So many super cute ideas ! Gives me inspiration to paint a cabinet I’ve had in the garage and make it into a potting station! Thank you for your posts this week. I look soo forward to them!

  12. 5.19.20
    Joanne Hajdu said:

    I LOVE lilacs too. My favorite fragrance. Check out Mrs Meyers soap. She has a limited lilac scent.

  13. 5.19.20
    Margaret Knowles said:

    Love your patio and your storage cabinet. Do you have some kind of weather proof paint on it to protect it?

  14. 5.19.20
    Susie said:

    Oh my goodness I love it !! Where is your white bench from ??eberything is adorable 💕

  15. 5.19.20
    Iris Gabriel said:

    Love the color on your stool. May I asked what color of paint you used? Love the storage cabinet.

  16. 5.19.20
    Theresia Willis said:

    I love this idea and it is absolutely beautiful!!

  17. 5.19.20

    Just stunning , love this so much. I’ll be stealing your idea for my new house!!
    Just adorable.. I have similar in my shed!! But with glass..
    Teresa

    • 5.19.20
      Sarah said:

      oh awesome–go for it Teresa!!

  18. 5.19.20
    Sheri Ghee said:

    Super cute space! Did you have that ladder inside before? , or am I mistaken? I’m ready for warmer weather to stay awhile too, have a great day ☀️

    • 5.19.20
      Sarah said:

      Good memory Sheri! I had that ladder in our dining room for a while.

  19. 5.20.20
    Kathy said:

    Love your ideas… learn so much from your blog… great ideas I incorporate into my own decorating

    • 5.20.20
      Sarah said:

      thank you Kathy–I’m so happy to hear my posts give you a few ideas for your own home!

  20. 5.20.20
    Lynn said:

    How does that cabinet weather being outside all year or do you move it indoors?

    • 5.20.20
      Sarah said:

      I leave it outside all year round! It’s been there almost 2 years now and it’s holding up great. I put a clear poly coat on it and I think that really helps.

  21. 5.20.20
    Sandy Cope said:

    How do you keep the weather from ruining the wood

    • 5.20.20
      Sarah said:

      Surprisingly, this cabinet has held up really well. We’ve had it out here for almost 2 years now and it’s doing fine. The paint is chipping off in some places but the wood is good! I have a coat of clear poly on it and I think that helps a lot!

  22. 5.20.20
    Jody DuBeau said:

    You have said a great eye for decorating. I love everything you do!!

    • 5.20.20
      Sarah said:

      you’re so kind, thank you Jody!

    • 5.25.20
      Amy said:

      I love your beautiful porch! Where is the glider bench from?