For the longest time, I’ve been wanting to try growing fresh herbs and I finally got around to it. How do you like my little herb garden?
When I was cleaning out the basement, getting ready for our yard sale a few weeks ago, I found this old, little shutter. I had bought it at a craft fair a million years ago. It used to have fall decorations and a huge, ugly bow on it. After removing the old, dusty ribbon and silk flowers, I was left with this:
Here it is after a good cleaning and couple of coats of leftover homemade chalk paint:
Much better! Now all I need are some herbs.
The pots that I tied to the shutter with wire are just those kind that you’re supposed to plant in the ground. I doubled them up for each plant and so far they’re holding up fine. I’ll change them out if they start falling apart, but so far so good! I know that the one plant is ivy, but I like how it looks cascading down the shutter!
So there you have it. A pretty, easy-to-make, shabby-chic herb garden-on-a-shutter!
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Adorable! I used to grow herbs and loved it. I should really do it again.
Thanks Melissa! The lemon thyme smells so good!
Ok….this is just really cool! I love the shabby chic look, I love the little pots, I love the whole thing! Pinning!!
Hi Cathy! Thank you so much!
That looks wonderful! I’ve been searching garage sales and flea markets for a pair of shutters just like that. I love what you’ve done with it!
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Done! Thanks Cathy!
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Sarah Tharpe Winchell says
I found your fun shutters on the One Sharendipity Place Linky. I love this idea. I’m going to look for some shutters at yard sales next weekend! The paint color really sets them off.
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Thanks Sarah, I hope you find shutters!
Oliver - WonderlandGardens says
Love this DIY, Jeanie.
Going to share this with my friends as well!
moms and munchkins says
Thanks for sharing this great DIY. Worth a try!
Great tips! Great idea using rocks and pebbles to help drainage! Makes a massive difference.