Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Washboard to Herb Garden

Hi Friends,
Today I'm sharing a fun project
changing an old washboard to a Herb Garden
for the fence.


One of my dearest friends  turned sister, gave me this old washboard to redesign.
I looked at it awhile before I decided on taking it outside
and creating a planter of sorts to hang on the fence.

The washboard had an ad graphic on both sides
and this is actually the back.
I liked the vertical wood members and the graphic better here
so I turned it around.
Sorry I don't have a before pic.
My friend really took good care of this treasure
as you can see the metal area is still like new.
Being outside it will show some patina soon and be perfect.

The planter box section has been added by my talented hubby.
He cut fence wood and formed a box and drilled drainage holes at the bottom.
He then added the wood box to the legs of the board. 
Next I stenciled the word, Herbs to the front and we added dirt then planted a few herbs.

I love how it's begun to weather a bit and show some distress around the box.


Perfect little herb and flower garden in my side yard.
I planted, basil, thyme and parsley.


Soon a lot of growth will take over
and it will be lush and full.


You can see I had some fun with photo editing too.
Hope this gives you an idea for a washboard if you have one
and no place to display it.
Take it outside and let it be pretty in the garden.

Have a great last couple days of May!!

~See you soon~

43 comments:

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

I love it!

Katie Mansfield said...

Adorable. What a great idea.

LJ L said...

Celestina Marie, You and your hubby are so talented. Thanks for sharing.
LJ

Kim said...

Adorable, what a super charming project!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

That is so cute! What a fun idea. The box for the herbs is perfect! I'm waiting for my flowers to look good again- the cool weather we had slowed them down but I can tell the plants have thickened up. I love this time of year!

Sue Kosec said...

Such a great idea ... always nice to have a talented hubby, too! It'll be all weathered and distressed in no time!

Great workmanship.
xo
SuZeQ

Joyce Mayer said...

What a great idea, and I love your editing.

Happy Week.

Hugs

Createology said...

You and hubby are such a talented team. This treasured washboard is now serving another purpose and it looks wonderful. Your side garden is beautiful with its cheerful flowers. How is it possible that May 2017 is almost complete? Summer Bliss Dear...<3

Daniela said...

I simply love it, darling Celestina !!!

Wishing you a most wonderful remainder of your week,
I'm sending blessings across the miles

XOXO Dany

Linda M. said...

Celeste, Very cute idea. Your photo play tricked me at first I thought you had painted those roses. Love your garden herb garden room.
Hugs, Linda

Valerie-Jael said...

What a gorgeous idea, it looks so great! Hugs, Valerie

Rue said...

That turned out really cute, my friend! Great photos too :)

xo,
rue

craftyles said...

That is a wonderful way to use that cool washboard. It looks great. Hope it survives our heat, but it should do well because you planted herbs. Smart girl!

Alessandra said...

Ohh... What a pretty project! I really love that box for the herbs. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog
Hugs Alessandra

Rose L said...

What a cute idea! Magnet boards are a common use I see.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh goodness, that project turned out so cute, Celeste! You and your hubby did great teamwork. I sure wish I had a washboard to use, for I'd be copying that idea. Thanks for sharing! Have a beautiful week, my friend.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh man I use to have a washboard and I got rid of it, see what happens when I get rid of things. such a great idea you had and it is always neat to watch the weather throughout time, you have a lovely display of all your flowers!!

Ang Smith said...

This is such a fun idea. I'm in love with anything that has to do with planting and growing things. We've finally been able to start planting in the last week and I'm so happy! Your planter is so neat. You did a great job on it! :)

krishna said...

totally love it.. you are so talented.. very innovative idea..

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Very creative and perfect in your sweet garden. I just happen to have an old washboard!

Claudia said...

Hello dear Celeste, your Washboard-Herbgarden looks beautiful! I always love your so wonderful ideas and your creativity!
Hope, you are well, my dear friend!
Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week and sending Love and hugs and blessings!
Claudia xoxo

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

How fun and what a darling way to had extra charm to your sweet garden!
Happy Wednesday dear one,
xo
Jemma

Lynn Bean said...

It turned out perfectly! Looks wonderful in its perfect spot!

Creations By Cindy said...

How stinking adorable! I absolutely love this! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a wonderful idea. I have two wash boards and they would look so good as a planter. Your flowers are beautiful and so colorful. Your yard is amazing and I can tell your love working in your flowers. Wish I could do more. No more kneeling and planting. Get down and can't get up LOL.

Have a great rest of the week my dear sweet friend.

Hugs,
Mary

Lea said...

Just as cute as can be! Just a happy looking space. Happy mid-week!

Mary Sorensen said...

That is SO cute. A wonderful idea. And what a lovely little area with all the plantings. So fun to be creative. : ) Have a good rest of the week!
Mary S.

Tina said...

How cute! This would also look great and fun in a sunny laundry room. Have a great day.

Donna said...

I just love this idea, Celestina! What a fun reuse of a vintage washboard! I think it also would be beautiful with red geraniums, and change out the stencil from herbs to "fleurs":)

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Very cute and so creative. Your gardens are lovely. I know you said you maintain them yourself. it is so rewarding. Have a fabulous weekend sweet friend. xo

Art and Sand said...

What a cute idea!

Linda Walker said...

Oh I love that Celeste! I have one of those little washboards somewhere too....I have been thinking about a window sill herb garden but maybe I will go shopping in my basement for my wash board instead. Cute and clever idea!! Thanks for some inspiration! I've been running on low lately!!! Have a lovely weekend! xo

Old Time Cindy said...

Great idea and really cute!

Stacey said...

The washboard is such a fun idea! Your flowers are going to be amazing. Would you believe I haven't planted one thing? We are trying to avoid moving heavy pots but I'm about to give in. :)

Silvana Joanne said...

What a cute idea! I've been thinking about planting an herb garden for a while now but haven't really decided how I want to go about it. Your design is beautiful Celestina. Great use of such a treasured item! Have a great weekend:-)

Junkchiccottage said...

Ahhhhh love this Celeste. So adorable. Happy New Week.
Kris

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Hello Celestina, oh what a cute planter. You and your husband did a great job on it. It looks so nice on your fence. I hope you enjoy the herbs.
Enjoy your week.
Julie xo

Stephanie said...

Oh Celeste, I am IN LOVE with your washboard herb garden! What a beautiful idea :)

Wishing you a most joyous and blessed day. Hugs!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

What an adorable remake, Celeste! Of course you would turn something plain and unusual into the cutest little planter! So very creative. Love your sweet garden corner, too. Wishing you a lovely week, filled with sweet blessings. Hugs xo Karen

Okio B Designs said...

Love, love, love that idea!

Jeanine

Dorthe said...

Hello Celestina,
such beautiful idea, - I love what you did with the washboard .
The other day visiting a flower shop, I saw the owner has used a lot of 5 old washboards, as shelves in an old metal shelf, which looked wonderful, too - A lovely weekend to you, dear. xoxo

Lowcarb team member said...

Just had to stop by and say ...
Love it!

Fresh herbs are so handy to have for our favourite recipes.

All the best Jan

Decor To Adore said...

What a darling addition to your garden. It was a truly great gift from your friend. Have a wonderful holiday my friend.

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..