Consider the use of a cheap potting bench or one Scott can make.
The use of the older itmes
Why not put a nice piece of art in there?
build one of these tables for the laundry room or porch
or window as background of potting bench
one end of the side porch. use table for needs
nests. Use white vinegar diluted with water and spray it over the entire surface. Let soak for a little bit and then rinse with a hose. Pat dry and bring inside only when dried completely.
If plumbing doesn't allow for a sink, just find a cozy corner of a back porch, hall or mudroom and set up a potting
a coat of paint to make the grouping look more intentional.
Do you have any hats hanging on hooks? Hide an unbreakable egg carefully inside the rim of the hat for a delightful surprise.