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Gate Turned Herb Garden

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Ever since my sad little herb garden bit the dust I have really been trying to find a good spot to try my green thumb again. 

Today I finally found my inspiration and made myself a gate herb garden {well the herbs aren't planted yet, so just humor me}.



While finally cleaning out our garage today I spied this old dog gate that was getting ready to be thrown out.  Even though it was old and dirty, something about it just screamed for a makeover.


I didn't want to change the look of it too much.  I lightly sanded it, applied one coat of white paint and followed it with one coat of stain.  I only let the stain sit for a minute and wiped it clean.  Then I sanded it again. 



I had some twine left over from the bathroom shelf, which proved to be the perfect thing to tie my little buckets on.



I didn't have to contemplate very long where this little beauty was going!  I recently finished my dining room table makeover and was looking for the perfect thing for one of the walls to  help me complete that space.  







I love the mix it brings to the room.  I needed something old and unique to complete this space and this is just the thing.  The best part about it is if my little herbs don't cooperate with me again, I don't even mind the look of the empty buckets :-)

I will be linking up to the following parties...

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29 comments:

Sherry said...

I just found an empty rusty bucket in my husbands shop. I put some fake daisies (almost real looking) in it and sit it under my old wooden bench. I love the simpleness of it!!! I love your buckets and fence! I'd hang it in my dining room too.
Sherry's Bees Nest

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Looks good Brooke. With or without anything in them.

Full Circle Creations said...

Cute idea!

Holly

greatgaunts said...

I like the idea of hanging this near the table - I would've expected the kitchen, but there's certainly no room in there (at least in mine)! You've inspired me to put twine on my craft store list... :)

-Mrs. G

Kacey said...

Clever! I love it!

Amy Kinser said...

Love it! I love the look of wood and metal together. I actually do a lot of old window and chicken wire projects! The buckets are a great addition to yours.

Thanks for visiting.

Laurel@chippingwithcharm said...

Looks great! Good luck with the herbs...I wish I had some advice to share, but I haven't had much luck with them myself ;) Laurel

Artsy VaVa said...

I love that!!! Plus I love those orange legs on the table!!!

Heaven's Walk said...

Cute idea! It looks adorable on your wall! :)

xoxo laurie

Stefani said...

I love this idea. And I love those little buckets!

Gwen @ The Bold Abode said...

Indubitably creative! I love it!

Kate @ craftwhatever said...

Love how unique that is! I would have never thought of reusing a gate for that! Anything would be cute in those buckets, too!

{Adventuresindinner} said...

This is just so lovely. I was trying to find a spot in my kitchen for some herbs and now I will add them to my pot rack-thanks for the inspiration.

Thanks so much for taking part in our Pin'Inspiration Party. Hope that you are having as much fun exploring as I am and that you'll take part in helping the "Beat the Winter Blues" on Saturday.

4you-withlove said...

What a cute idea!

chateau chic said...

Great idea for your gate. Love the little buckets tied to it and hope your herbs live this time. :-)
Mary Alice

Jacqueline said...

What a great idea! I'm terrible with plants and not much can survive in my house. Thank you for sharing this at simply creations link party!

Andi said...

That's such a great idea. I have to pass it along to my mother because it would look so cute on her porch! I bet she's going to love it too!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Brooke, this looks totally FANTASTIC!!! I LOVE it!!! Thank you so much for linking this up!!!
XO
Cindy

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Love the look! You could add many things to that wire and it could be a great memo center too! Love it!
Susan

Donna Patrice said...
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Donna Patrice said...

I LOVE this - it looks so whimsical! The little buckets would look cute with flowers from spring and summer tucked inside, too! Thanks for sharing!

Honey at 2805 said...

Very clever! It's so cute! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

Melody said...

Oh for pete's sake..truly inspired!

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

I love it too! Thanks for sharing it at my party!!! Hope your week ahead is GREAT!!!

XO, Aimee

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Loved seeing your planned project...good luck with the herbs....I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
Hugs, Gayle.

Six Sisters said...

This looks so cute hanging on your wall! We loved having you at our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." Come back next Saturday and share more of your great ideas! -The Sisters

1CardCreator said...

Great idea! So very clever! So glad I saw you at Cindy's Woman Thing link party. ~Diane (I am #31)

Good Time Charlie said...

So cute, I hauled something similar home this week and I think I might do the same thing. Thanks for sharing!

How to Nest for Less said...

You seriously ROCK!! I'm so glad I found your blog cause I just LOVE every project you do :)

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