I have another super easy project for you this week. Not quite as easy as Monday’s vintage milk crate, but it’s close. At least I got out a paintbrush this time.
I’m still stealing ideas from Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper. Do you remember my LIVE BAITS sign? Yup, stole the idea, or as I prefer to call it…scavenged.
I first found this idea on Pinterest. Only after clicking the link did I find out it was posted by Joanna. I should have figured, I love her shabby chic farmhouse style. On her blog she has highlights from the show as well as a few diy projects. This pedestal planter was one of her diys.
So now I was on the search in my local thrift store for my own indoor planter pieces. Not hard to find, all the thrift stores have loaf pans and their share of miscellaneous vases, it was just a matter of picking my favorite shabby pieces.
The green vase was transformed with a little chalk paint.
White, gray and tan were just randomly dabbed and painted on. Finished off the base with a little bit of sanding to reveal a couple of the edges and a little tinted wax to muddy up the finish.
The loaf pan didn’t have much character on its own. Used an electric sander to prepare the surface then painted on watered down black chalk paint. Wiped off the excess paint while it was still wet.
This is a better picture of the before and after.
The two pieces are just glued together with an epoxy. I used “GOOP”, a marine adhesive.
Since there are no drain holes, add some pebbles in the bottom of your pan before planting.
Right now the planter is stocked with herbs. The basil and mint will be transplanted outside as soon as we quit getting freeze warnings at night. I’m hoping that happens soon.
If I don’t kill them first, two of these herbs should get way too big for this small planter.
Right now the herbs are making my kitchen smell so good. Hubby is looking forward to mojitos with fresh mint and nothing is better than fresh basil pesto.
The third herb in this little planter is lemon thyme. It smells fantastic but does anybody have a good recipe I can use it in?
Normally I just share with you 2 projects a week, but since tomorrow will be the third Friday of the month (where has April gone?), join me again tomorrow when I guest post over at My Repurposed Life.