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Home and Family Friday and a New Planter

Oh, how I love basil! I love the smell of it. I love to cook with it. I love the combination of basil and tomatoes. This herb just screams Summer to me! Around here, we can’t plant basil until mid to late June. It’s just too wet and it just rots if you plant it any sooner. I’ve never tried growing basil inside, but I thought I’d give it a try.

I have had this old pot sitting in my garage for a few years now. Sometimes we use it to grow paperwhites in the winter, but most of the time it sits empty. I love the color, but it’s just not MY color. I don’t have any greens in the house. Time for a little makeover.

I painted it up with chalkboard paint.

Then I planted and labeled it. My 9 year old said, “Mom, why are you writing Basil on the pot, when we can clearly see that it is basil.” He just doesn’t understand how chalkboard paint has changed the lives of so many in the blogging world.

It looks perfect in my kitchen and I get to smell it when we’re having dinner. What have you been working on this week? Link up! Let’s see those projects!!!

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The Comments

  • Debbie
    May 28, 2010

    Becca that turned out so cute!

  • kim
    May 28, 2010

    Becca, I love basil, too and that pot is too cute!

  • Diane at Perfectly Imperfect Life
    May 28, 2010

    Clearly we need to have a chalkboard paint party one day and just paint everything in site!

    I gave you an award on my blog, since you're my partner in crime: http://theperfectlyimperfectlife.blogspot.com/2010/05/versatile-blogger-award.html

  • Fern Valley Farm
    May 28, 2010

    This is super cute! I love anything with chalkboard paint, and this would be a great idea to keep the kids busy this summer. Just give them some flower pots, and let them do all the work for me! 🙂
    Have a great weekend!

  • HoosierHomemade
    May 28, 2010

    I just love your blog!It feels soooo homey 🙂 Which is a great thing!
    Those pots are the cutest ever!
    Are you on Twitter? I'll be tweeting about them!

  • Rebekah Greiman
    May 28, 2010

    I keep trying to enter my Mod Filing Cabinet but for some reason, it won't grab my picture off of the internet. I thought I would just leave the link here instead, just in case someone read this. It's a pretty simple and super cool project you can do to sass up your ugly filing cabinet!

  • Leanne
    May 28, 2010

    I love the smell of basil. The pot is perfect painted with chalkboard paint. I love that stuff. Thanks for the fun party again.

  • Self Sagacity
    May 28, 2010

    clever idea with the chalk board paint so that you can change out what you're growing! Happy FF

  • Linda@Coastal Charm
    May 29, 2010

    Soooo CUTE! Thanks for hosting the party…I'm happy to find it:)


  • malia
    May 29, 2010

    i love chalkboard paint… your planter is fab!

  • TidyMom
    May 29, 2010

    What a cute idea!! I haven't tried the chalkboard pain yet!!