Sunday, May 12, 2013

A MacKenzie-Childs Knockoff Herb Garden

I have had an herb garden for years.  Each year I plant them in different containers (soda crates, wine crates, metal tins, wooden boxes) and this year I decided to try large cans.

My nephew has a pizza shop and I spied these large cans: 

I gave them a coat of spray primer:

Then I quickly added my favorite checks and sealed them with varnish:

This is the beginning of my "Herb Garden":

So far I have planted parsley...


...and chives...

I still have a few more to paint to hold rosemary, oregano and thyme!

Sharing this idea with:
Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps On The Porch
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping It Simple
Tutorial Tuesdays @ Hope Studios
Nifty Thrifty Tuesday @ Coastal Charm

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  1. Clever, clever! You come up with the cutest ideas, Patti.

  2. Great idea! And I love the rocks - such a nice touch! Happy mother's day!!!!


  3. Patti, those are so cute and stylish! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world! I would love it if you would share this cute post at my Make it Pretty Monday party. Here's the link if you want to check it out. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  4. You did an incredible job with this! I love it!

  5. Holy Cow, woman...these are just about the cutest things I've seen lately.
    I LUV this idea. I'm pretty much gonna kill for some of these...they would be so cute in my new pool side room, with all the windows and natural light.
    I don't know where I might get large cans like this...maybe just ask the pizza place close to us if they would save me a few. Mr. Sweet could paint them for me...AFTER rolling his eyes....hahaaa...
    Thanks for all your great inspiration..
    xoxo bj

  6. I love Mackenzie Child's stuff! this is the perfect thing for an herb garden!


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