Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Semi-Shabby Chic Herb Planter

Seriously now, I want all of you to be very impressed with me on publishing this post.  Because this is a perfect example of how things don’t always go as planned.

I had an idea of a great shabby chic sort of pot to plant some herb seeds in.  Truly it was so pretty in my head.

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And this is what I ended up with.  I know, it’s not hideous, but it’s also nothing special.  What IS special is my dog Joe that I decided not to crop out of the picture.  :)

My idea was to paint a clay pot with a butter cream ceramcoat paint, then use a sharpie to write the name of different herbs across the pot.  Next I took some medium grade sandpaper and scuffed it up a bit to give it more of an aged appearance.  I topped it off with a jaunty bow and stood back to see.

I’m really kind of “meh” about the whole thing, but since it isn’t hideous I decided to go ahead and plant my parsley seeds.  Right now it’s living in the windowsill behind my kitchen sink so that I can keep an eye on it. 

I learned when I planted my wheatgrass seeds indoors that the best way to water seedlings is with a water sprayer.  The new potting soils don’t seem to absorb the water as much and it runs to the edge of the pot and soaks in there.  Since my seeds are scattered over the top I needed them to be wet also, so the sprayer works wonders.


Unknown said...

Hi there!
Thanks for your comment on my blog. ^.^
I'm really surprised how God used His conversation with me to bless other people.

Hope you're having a lovely week!

Renna said...

Well, I think it's pretty darn cute, but I do understand that feeling of setting out to create something in your head, and having it fall flat, or a bit short of what you pictured. I doubt Leonardo Di Vinci started out painting the Mona Lisa. I'm sure he built on his talents, so bravo to you for giving it a go! :-)