DIY Vintage Herb Garden - Always have fresh herbs on hand - Make your grocery store herb plants last by re-potting them into a vintage looking planter that you can easily make yourself in minutes!

Lately I have been obsessed with fresh herb cooking. Last week I bought four herb plants at the grocery store and put them on the kitchen window sill. The pots the herbs come in are not my style, or probably anyone’s for that matter, and had to go.  I read online that when the herb is spent you just throw it away and buy a new one. What?? Commit  herbicide – so not going to happen!  So I headed to the Home Depot for terracotta pots to make the herbs look pretty. I love the vintage terracotta look, like the pot has been around forever.

To get that vintage look, I dry brushed with white craft paint and then french gray chalk paint. Old white plastic plant markers from the basement got a coat of chalkboard paint. The saucers are from the thrift store. The whole thing took about two hours, mostly for drying time.  Not too shabby and I am keeping my fingers crossed that the re-potted herbs will last a good while.

DIY Vintage Herb Garden - Always have fresh herbs on hand - Make your grocery store herb plants last by re-potting them into a vintage looking planter that you can easily make yourself in minutes!DIY Vintage Herb Garden - Always have fresh herbs on hand - Make your grocery store herb plants last by re-potting them into a vintage looking planter that you can easily make yourself in minutes!DIY Vintage Herb Garden - Always have fresh herbs on hand - Make your grocery store herb plants last by re-potting them into a vintage looking planter that you can easily make yourself in minutes!DIY Vintage Herb Garden - Always have fresh herbs on hand - Make your grocery store herb plants last by re-potting them into a vintage looking planter that you can easily make yourself in minutes!DIY Vintage Herb Garden - Always have fresh herbs on hand - Make your grocery store herb plants last by re-potting them into a vintage looking planter that you can easily make yourself in minutes!DIY Vintage Herb Garden - Always have fresh herbs on hand - Make your grocery store herb plants last by re-potting them into a vintage looking planter that you can easily make yourself in minutes!DIY Vintage Herb Garden - Always have fresh herbs on hand - Make your grocery store herb plants last by re-potting them into a vintage looking planter that you can easily make yourself in minutes! The pots look like french vintage to me. What do you think? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  Thanks for stopping by my little blog today! I hope this gave you a few ideas for your own herb garden!

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9 thoughts on “DIY Vintage Herb Garden

  • July 26, 2016 at 10:36 am
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    Hey Christine, what fun, another blog I didnt know about. I love that you are branching out to share more of home with everyone.
    I love herbs and they look great in your window. Much better than dried.
    Thanks for sharing on the Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Karren
    Hugs

  • July 26, 2016 at 5:57 pm
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    Wow girl those really do look all vintage! I love the look better than a regular pot that’s for sure. Glad I spotted it in your link up! It’s purty!!!!!!

    • July 27, 2016 at 7:44 am
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      Hi Suzie, thank you for the compliments and for stopping by! This was my first try at painting pots to look like this so I am really glad you think they look vintage too:) Hugs- Christine

  • July 27, 2016 at 4:59 pm
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    Love little herb gardens. Great idea on the pots. They look great!

    • August 8, 2016 at 3:56 pm
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      Hi there, thank you so much! I am really hoping the herbs last thru winter…it will be nice to look at them when the snow flies! Hugs- Christine

  • July 29, 2016 at 10:43 am
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    I had to come back for more viewing, I love your yard, it looks so beautiful. I wish I had grass, we live in the desert and the landscaping is all rock in our yard. But I have lots of plants in pots and enjoy taking care of them.
    I pinned to share!
    Thanks for sharing on the #OMHGFF this week.
    Hope you have a wonderful safe weekend!
    Karren
    Hugs

    • August 8, 2016 at 3:55 pm
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      Hi Karren, thanks so much! The yard was one of the top reasons why we bought this house…it is so nice to look out on. At our last house we looked out into our neighbors houses…literally! I am so sorry I am late responding…but I do appreciate you! Hugs- Christine

  • August 15, 2016 at 2:54 pm
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    Fresh herbs, that’s luxury in the kitchen! When we bought this house one main of the main things was that it didn’t have any windows to south (less warm during summer, obviously) but now if you try to grow something inside, it is hopeless if you don’t have special lights for the plants. If I will some day figure out a solution, I might very well copy your look, the pots look great!

    • August 15, 2016 at 3:36 pm
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      Hi Elina, thanks for the compliment on my little vintage herb pots! I understand what you mean about getting enough light to grow herbs…I had to get a grow light bulb that I turn on at night. I put it in a floor lamp I had. Most herbs require more than 8 hours a day of sun so that was my only option. Good luck with your herbs and thanks for stopping by! Hugs- Christine

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