Here is the final part of my reveal for the Thrift Store Swap #5 Spring Edition. This little house number sign was absolutely wonderful. Here’s a glimpse of what I started with:
You can read the details on how I tranformed it HERE.
I love its curves and it’s patina. Below is a link to the paint that I used…my favorite! Those bright colors and the patina on the sign coupled with those vibrantly colored baskets had me locked down into garden mode.
And so I decided on an herb garden!
Fabricating a base for the Thrift Store Swap baskets
The baskets were a little flimsy and the sign is solid metal. The combination would be rather heavy especially after adding soil and plants.
So I grabbed some old wood and fabricated a solid base onto which the sign and baskets could be secured…a simple pallet wood base.
I centered and secured the sign to the pallet wall with screws. Then I folded the baskets in half and backed one flat side against the pallet board. I used my Ryobi Airstrike cordless stapler to secure the baskets to the wood.
Assembling a hanging garden
I lined the baskets with coconut grass liners, added soil, and a fresh selection of herbs.
Boy, did Home Depot have some beautifully fragrant and robust herbs! I selected German Thyme, Curled Parsley, Garden Sage, Italian Oregano, Rosemary, and Tuscan Blue Rosemary. My van smelled like a fragrant bouquet!
The last step was to attach some picture wire to the back to hang the garden. It was important to secure the wire adequately since the finished garden was quite heavy.
And here she is:
She is a beautiful addition to the front entryway at my store!
I would love to see some photos of the thrift store items YOU have transformed! Share them on our facebook page!
Below are the links to the other blogger projects for this Thrift Store Swap #5. We’d love you to check out all of the projects. And thanks for stopping by!