Hi All, my name is Amy and I blog over at StowandTellU. I'm so excited to be over at the Cafe today. I'm still craving some of those soup and sandwich recipes from the most recent Inspiration Cafe series, how about you? I plan to try them all, but I'll be honest, I'm not the best cook! Sometimes I'm better off opening a can of soup, rather than making homemade. Speaking of cans of soup, I have a little storage/planter idea for your herbs. It involves a few empty cans of soup and some paint dipping. Have you heard of paint dipping? It's a rather new to me, but Tara at Suburble has some gorgeous gold dipped ornaments, and that's what gave me the idea. Thanks, Tara!!
My dipping is a little more on the rustic side. What do your think?
I used some small soup cans, some larger soup cans. Oh, and a coffee can, too
I drilled some holes in the bottom of the smaller cans. I could have poked the holes with a small awl, as well, but I drilled these. I then replanted our herbs into the smaller cans. I used a plastic planter's pot for the inside of the coffee can.
I wrapped some painters tape around the center of the larger soup cans. I fully wrapped the center of the coffee can, too, after I took this picture. I applied some craft paint to the top and bottom sections. I also mixed in a little water and baking soda, which I think help to make the paint stick to the metal of the can. I let the paint dry. It looked pretty cool, but I thought it need a little something else. So, I decided to give it a speckled paint splatter texture on top. I removed the tape before the paint dried, and BOOM!! Pretty cool. Then I gave the painted parts a coat of paint wax, for good measure.
Paint dipped and speckled soup cans...and a coffee can, too.
Another project to add to my kitchen update. Come on by and check it out anytime!
Once again, I'm so glad to be hanging out at the Cafe, today.
Thank you for having me by ~ Amy!!