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!
Upcyled Herb Garden
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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- Wood stain (Hardware store)
- Chalked Paint (Sent to me by Rustoleum)
- Silhouette Cameo (Amazon)
- Black acrylic paint (Hobby Lobby)
- Juice glasses (Garage sale)
- Cutting Board (Garage Sale)
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Published May 3rd, 2017 10:26 PM
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