Hey everyone! It's Angie from Knick of Time, here today to talk about my hoarding tendencies and and how that resulted in a cabinet door herb planter.
In all seriousness, I have a serious junk hoarding issue. Having a junk stash is an awesome thing. But sometimes I can't remember when or where I got it.
Case in point. I found this single cabinet door out in my junk shop. That's the room that should be a workshop. However, it's stuffed so completely full of junk that I can't even walk through it, much less work in it.
I have no recollection of where it came from. Maybe it's from the same old farmhouse as the front door that I have on my guest house.
Obviously, it was a bathroom cabinet door, because it had a toilet paper holder attached on the inside of it (the right side of the photo below).
Repurposed Cabinet Door into an Herb Planter
I climbed through the disaster zone last week looking for something, and tripped over this cabinet door.
I picked it up and decided it was high time I either did something with it, or got rid of it.
As a hoarder, I hate getting rid of anything, so I opted to do something with it instead.
Thus was born the cabinet door herb planter I'm going to show you today. 🙂
The first order of business was to remove all the hardware and give it a good cleaning.
I saved all the hardware for other future projects. But kept the back plate that was behind the cabinet pull to use for this project.
Stain blocking paint was used on the cabinet door. So I wouldn't have to worry about the stains on the wood bleeding through.
Paint cabinet door
I spray painted the back plate I had removed and used scrapbook letters to add the word "herbs" to it. Then reattached it where it had been before.
Herb Planter Tag
Now I needed a planter for my herbs, and this old bread pan was just the right size.
Loaf pan as an herb planter
I screwed it into the cabinet door, putting a screw in each corner. This was so it wouldn't sag with the weight of the dirt, then planted mint and rosemary in it.
I added a hook to hang herbs to dry and D-ring hangers to the back, and it was done!
I'm so glad this cabinet door is finally out of the junk shop, and is something so pretty and useful for my kitchen.
I hope you'll pop over and visit me at Knick of Time to see the project I just finished with an old wooden drawer!
See you next month!
See more of Angie’s projects on MRL here