Monday, August 8, 2011

DIY: Herb Pots

remember a while back i mentioned that my {mil} gave me this awesome herb pot?! i absolutely love it & use it's offspring almost every night when cooking-it includes basil, chives, thyme & rosemary {unfortunately, i couldn't keep the parsley alive & lost it}.

i decided a few weeks ago that i needed to re-pot the herbs to prevent their roots from becoming crowded so i began the search for glossy white pots, inspired by the ones that perch on ina garten's counter tops {see back left}:

*photo courtesy: food netwark

just when i'd almost given up on finding four, 6-inch, glossy white pots, i found the almost-perfect match at ikea! bonus-they were $0.89 a piece but were only offered in a pale mushroom color. and since they were from ikea & there is always an obstacle to jump this case, the pots didn't have holes in the bottom for drainage. but never fear, my trusty ACE hardware helped me solve exactly what i wanted; they had small plastic pots that tuck nicely into the porcelain pot & a can of glossy white spray paint to achieve the look i was going for.

so just wanted to share with you all a fun, cheap, tasty way to dress up your kitchen counter a la ina! i also am making a few on the side to give as gifts-what a fun gift to give or receive!

*preparing to spray paint-these are the original pots that in person, were much creamier than white

*glossy, white, all-purpose spray paint

*first coat-careful not to spray too close which will result in "drippy" paint marks

*when dry, flip & spray rim

*re-potting of herbs; i also bought some seed packets & punched up my thyme & basil to ensure a big bunch!

*pretty little pots {sorry for the bad quality pic-my kitchen is dark!}

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