I have decided to start something new and fun here at Shaydes. Since I love all things 'green', color and eco-friendly, I am starting a bi-weekly post party called
Though I do love the color green, this time I am referring to the eco-friendly kind. Every first and third Monday of the month I want to show you something cool and 'green' you can do for your house, self, or family either by myself or from another awesome blog that I have seen.
To keep all the GREENESSS going I want all of you to link up anything awesomely 'green' you have posted about. It could be something old you restored, something re-purposed, something you planted, or something you recycled. It does not have to be something you just did, you could have done it 3 years ago, as long as its GREEN! If you don't want to link up, leave a comment about the green of the week, I luuurve comments!
I strongly believe in being GREEN and I always find accomplishment in giving back to the environment as much as I can. I hope you will join me in recyclemania!
This week is....dun dun dun...
A Dresser Drawer Herb Garden
My Aunt picked me up four of these super cute & simple looking old dresser drawers for FREE at a garage sale a couple months ago. Unfortunately one of them was destroyed during the move to Florida but that is okay, I like odd numbers better anyway. This week I decided to turn one of them into my new mini herb garden for my apartment (I will do the same to the other two when I live somewhere with more space).
This is what I used to have, worked fine but I have used most of the plants and needed to purchase more.
I went to Home Depot and picked up some new herbs. I was only able to get Chives & Sweet Basil because it has been too hot down here for anything else to survive. I will add Rosemary & Cilantro to the mix later, those four are the herbs that I use most.
To start I painted my dresser drawer a light teal-blue. I didn't totally cover it in paint to make it look a little bit more weathered. Gotta love the shabby chic!
I let it dry then added some cute butterfly knobs that I picked up for $3 on clearance for a set of four (I got two sets so I can add them to my other ones later). I didn't screw any hole in the bottom of the drawer for water, it had some cracks/holes in it to begin with & that will be enough with how hot it is here. Water drys up quick! Finally I added the plants and some potting soil to the drawer....
Recycled herb goodness! Not only is the planter re-purposed, but growing my own herbs is also a way to be self sustainable. Now show me your GREEN GOODNESS!