Thrift Store Swap #5 Spring Edition - Hanging Herb Garden

7 Materials
2 Hours

10 bloggers were challenged to shop their local thrift store, select 2 items, and send them to a blogger partner whose challenge was to upcycle the items. Here are the items I received:

First step was to design a project. Coffee bar? Storage unit? Craft corner? These bright colored baskets had me thinking SPRING! So how about an herb garden?

I used a filler to smooth out the metal house numbers. The back of the sign was completely flat and plain. The front had such character so I decided to fill the front. There are several products you could use. Check out the details on the blog of which one I selected.

Next step was to smooth out the surface. I left it rather rough for texture and then painted using my favorite color milk paint!

I fabricated a sturdy base on which to attach the sign and the baskets.

Then I spray painted and attached the baskets with one of my favorite tools!

A quick trip to Home Depot's garden center scored these fragrant herbs and some other supplies to plant my garden.

And here she is...

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Happy planting!

Head over to the blog to see all of the steps for this wonderful project!

Happy planting!

Suggested materials:

  • Old metal house number sign  (Thrift Store)
  • Two wire baskets  (Thrift Store)
  • Garden soil  (Home Depot)
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