WHO DOESN’T LOVE HERBS?! Guys, I LOVE HERBS? Yes, if you’re a frequent flyer here, you already know that. You might’ve missed that fact that we have relocated to a very different climate than I’m ordinarily used to. Hence, having to adjust, to re-group and figure out what will & won’t work in this new area. Herbs are a must for this household and I can’t see my days in the kitchen without fresh herbs to have on hand. Weather is a huge factor. It’s April and we’re still experiencing snow and freezing temps at night… my solution was making the cutest indoor herb garden DIY.
A collaborative effort between GCC and the wonderful wood elves from Cabinet Door Mart! They provided the custom built, aspen, drawer box and I came up with the idea of an indoor herb garden box.
The box is super roomy, well built, and perfectly prepped. Meaning I didn’t have to do any sanding or priming to start my herb garden project! Then there’s a detail that makes me smile, dovetail corners!!!❤
(Seriously! They had me at dovetail corners!!!)
Here’s what I came up with for this cute project.
THE CUTEST INDOOR HERB GARDEN DIY
My look I was going after, was a rustic/slightly old worn looking box. To achieve that, I sanded down the final paint coats to reveal some of the dark paint underneath and to remove some of the paint in sporadic areas. Giving it that worn, old look.
I started out with the following supplies.
Ebony black and warm white acrylics, crackle medium, hardware, Cricut vinyl cutter, and polyurethane.
Starting off with the markers… these cute chalkboard markers at Hobby Lobby were perfect for what I had in mind. I simply cut out some vinyl letters for the herbs I purchased.
Proceeded by painting the box in a coat of the black acrylic. See the video for more info and detailed steps.
After the top coat dried, I removed all the vinyl letters before sanding a bit and applying the sealant. (This image below, shows a closer look of the effect of the crackle medium and the bottom base coat that allowed the letters to show through!) The hardware for the side handles, were the final step.
Final look and my little herbs are all ready to start growing big and fragrant indoors!
If you decide to make you one of these and you’re not an herb lover, you can always find other uses for the box. Perhaps, storing and displaying towels in your guest bath, as a centerpiece to hold a variety of candles. There are many options you can use it for, just think outside the box (no pun)!
I love wood projects and this was a perfectly fun one!
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