Today I’ve got something fun to share with you, a little something that I set up in our new home in Berkeley – this herb garden on casters! A few weeks back I saw this mint kitchen cart in
heaven IKEA, and just had to have it even though I had no clue what I’d do with it- envision my husband rolling his eyes in IKEA and thinking “great, more c**p in the house”. He’ll forgive me I know Anyway, last week a couple of my herb pots landed on it and I figured, wouldn’t it be fun to make this cart a little rolling garden?!
And when I saw Oh Joy’s new studio (that gorgeous mint smeg fridge!), I knew right there I had my inspiration to update this little cart. I love what Joy did with her Ikea furniture, and thought I’d put her DIY to a test. A bit of gold contact paper, some washi tape and voila. So easy! And the best part is, you get tired of it…you tear it all apart and you can start over with new colors and a new style. I’ve said this before, but I am so deeply in love with contact paper….and washi tape….and casters – after all, all of our toy boxes are on casters!
FIY, you’ll might notice that a few of the plants on the cart are fake plastic plants from IKEA. Yeaaaaah, so about that…well, I figured that, with my famous black thumb and all, I’d better include something that I know will stay green in the long term But aside from the fake plants, I included a bunch of cooking herbs and plants (sage, basil, rosemary, thyme, parsley, cilantro, etc), as well as a few flowers that you can cook with (lavender, violets). I hope I can keep this garden green and growing!
The best thing about a having a garden on wheels is that I can put it outside when the weather is nice, bring it home if it’s too cold and even put it in different rooms in the house depending on when the sun falls over the seasons.
And to go along with this little garden of mine, I made some fun plant markers using wooden plant markers, chalkboard contact paper and washi tape. Again super easy! Originally I was planning on using a liquid chalk pen, but then I figured I wanted the names to stay on, so I used a white sharpie instead. The rest is history