Friday, May 13, 2011
If you read my blog a few posts back, you remember when I had the brainy, but oh - so - cute idea of growing herbs in my kitchen. You can view that here. If you know anything about growing herbs, you might have laughed at me when I showed you that idea. They might have survived if I wanted to have a grow light hanging from my ceiling. That's not the look I was going for.
This is where this wall shelf comes in. I purchased this for the very purpose of turning it into an herb garden. I should have stuck with my original idea, but sometimes I have to learn the hard way. Cute just doesn't always work!
I bought the wall shelf for $5.99 at Salvation Army.
I started by drilling some good sized holes in the bottom (what was originally the back) for draining. I also drilled four holes for the feet that I purchased at Home Depot for $1.00 each. I also bought the cute emblem at H.D. and glued it to the side. Then I sprayed it all with primer and after that dried, my favorite Black Satin from Rustoleum.
The rest is obvious. Soil, herbs, cute little snail from Real Deals. The little labels are plastic, white garden markers that I spray painted and wrote on with a white correction pen.
If these herbs don't make it now, it won't be from my lack of trying!
This is another cute box that I purchased and couldn't wait to paint! I followed the same steps as the herb box minus the feet.
Now...if only I had a green thumb!