Herbal Cart

It’s Spring and time to tend to the garden.  The perennials that have been resting all winter has finally awakened and ready to come alive.  Your thrifty gal has been waiting to work on a simple project.  Fresh garden herbs are just wonderful to cook with and I love growing them (if you’ve never used them – trust me- make it a point to do it this year).  I caught Home Depot’s Spring Black Friday sale and bought several starter plants.   I spotted a utility cart at the yard sale I went to a few weeks back (when I bought all the seashells).  That day, not only did I hit the seashell jackpot, but I also hit the flower pot jackpot!  I bought the cart for $5.00 and the flower pots were $4.00 (for all of them – total count- 45), I know, I know, I’ve got a lot of planting to do   🙂 .   That particular yard sale landed me some great deals.


Well I figured this cart will make the perfect “go to” stand for my herbal garden which will be right outside my kitchen door on the deck.  Now of course it needs a major new look.. something that will be bright and cheery to make my herbs grow healthy.   I’ve been stock piling all the pretty spring colors of spray paint to work on projects this summer. I decided on the colors and went to work… first I cleaned the cart and the painted it a pretty turquoise.  Then I painted a few of the clay pots to plant my herbs in.  Here is my the new look of my Herbal Cart

This simple project took 2 hours to complete and I’m so happy about the new look

I colorful tape was a perfect accent to the colors I chose.


These herbs are going to give my summer meals a bold new flavor.. mmmmmm and the delightful fragrance smells so pretty when I walk past them






11 thoughts on “Herbal Cart

  1. You KILL me!!! How are you able to do this??!?!??!! In just 2 hours? I’d still be standing there shaking the can of paint!!! 🙂 I’ve seen that craft tape in some of the stores and wondered what one might use it for. Now I know! It looks terrific!!!

    Happy Gardening…or shall I say Happy Herbaling? 🙂

  2. Kim, I love these carts and I’ve painted many of them. The color you chose is just what I’ve been looking for but I can’t find it here. I have to work on a vintage 3-tier metal bakery stand that has wording on the front of the shelves – so I only need to paint the tops of the three shelves. I guess I could use oil paint, but if you would, could you share the name of the place you bought it? Great idea to use it outside for plants and people who have shady yards, like my brother, could roll that around to the sun. I’ll send him this post. Thank you!

  3. Nice job. I love how paint changes everything. You can’t go wrong with paint. I have a mint plant planted at my house and it’s huge!!! If you want some let me know. 🙂

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