I am still working on the kitchen makeover. And let me just say....I am about to be SO OVER IT! LOL! Check list at this point:
Kitchen cabinets cleaned and polished
Base boards purchased, painted and down
Small bench makeover completed
One wall completed with bench decor
Vintage Corner Hutch purchased and makeover in progress
Tops of Kitchen cabinets decorated completely-pictures to come
Hardware purchased and installed! (YAY)
Kitchen print I made and framed (will share soon)
500 other projects going on at same time! LOL!
Just teasing on that 500 number!
So, to give me a break from KITCHEN I decided to work on my little wooden tote box that so many of you gave me ideas on what to use it for.
Remember this box? I paid 2$ for it.
Grabbed my trusty palm sander and went to work on it.
After I sanded the box and wiped it down with a damp cloth I let it dry good.
Then I printed on the computer the words FRESH HERBS in the font that I liked.
My friend Pam from Everyday Living gave me the idea of putting fresh herbs in my wooden box.
If you have not visited Pam and Butch please go by. Take the time to read "Our Story, His Glory". You will be forever blessed.
I love fresh herbs. I love to plant them, smell them and cook with them. What better purpose for my wooden box.
Once I got the box painted I then took the printed words, "Fresh Herbs" and taped it across the front of the wooden box. With a pen I pressed down pretty hard as I traced each letter onto the box. With wood if you use this technique the indention is usually so visible that it makes it easy to trace.
Not perfect but it was beginning to look like I wanted it too. Instead of using paint with a brush I decided to use a Black Paint Pen. Oh this was so easy to do. Love paint pens for small projects such as these.
I found a small stencil I had in my craft box and I added a small design on each ends of the box.
Prepared my jars with rocks, potting soil and a tad of Miracle-Gro along with parsley, mint and cilantro.
Now just look at my cute little wooden Herb Box. Yes, I am proud as punch! It will probably go in my kitchen too.
Do you cook with herbs?
I harvested dill over the weekend and popped several bags in the freezer.
If you really want your floral piece to smell nice add some fresh herbs. I popped in some dill, rosemary, cilantro and of course a pretty rose with a few branches off my red tips.
Enjoyed these kiddos over the weekend.
And managed to get a new floral arrangement made to go over the top of my refrigerator.
Praying that you all have a lovely week. I am working on my patience right now...which one are you working on?
Hugs and blessings, Cindy
Hugs and blessings, Cindy