Upcyled Herb Garden

6 Materials
2 Days
I love to upcycle thrifted items. It is my thing. This time I used a wood cutting board to make a really fun herb garden. Come check it out!
I started with this nice cutting board. It was a couple of dollars at a school garage sale fundraiser. I really liked the wood but didn't know how I wanted to use it. This is how I purchase most of my items. LOL!

I decided to use the metal mesh part as an herb plant holder but I wanted it all to hang. First I stained the board to a darker color.

Then I used paint sticks cut to size to fill in the space where the mesh piece used to sit.

I painted the sticks with my new favorite paint. Rustoleum Chalked Paint in Serenity Blue and used wood glue to adhere them in place.

Using the (affiliate link) Silhouette Cameo I created a stencil to spell out "herbs" and used black paint to fill in the letters.
At a different garage sale I picked up some juice glasses. They were small but three of them fit into the mesh piece. I painted the bottom portion of the glasses with white chalk paint and I sprayed the mesh piece black.

It was perfect for the little plants.
My husband works at an architectural firm so he always gets samples of tile, formica, etc. I used three sample tile pieces and two pieces of scrap wood to keep the little glasses from moving around so much.

I think it turned out super cute! What do you think?

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Suggested materials:

  • Wood stain   (Hardware store)
  • Chalked Paint   (Sent to me by Rustoleum)
  • Silhouette Cameo   (Amazon)
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Michelle James
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