Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tricycle Herb Garden

Of course since the weather here was absolutely gorgeous this weekend, I was busy outside.  Like most families that have older children, they grow out of a few things.  One is their favorite wheeled transportation.  We have a tricycle that was destined to set in the shed for years or get donated to the nearest DAV, but I couldn't yet part with the little gem.  It was a Radio Flyer, only the paint was chipped and it need a few minor repairs. 


Well, I told my hubby of my crazy idea and of course since it involved a spray paint can, he was all over it.  We picked up a light color spray on primer and two of my new favorite colors:  lime and turquoise.  He took it all apart, which did involve a whole lot of work.  Then he sanded up the rough spots, primed it, and painted it.  And this is what we came up with:



I had bought a couple metal planters last year and had no clue that this is what I would be using them for.  We used a drill and punched holes into the planters to allow the water to drain and I could use wire to tie them up to the main shaft of the tricycle. 




I then added some potting soil and planted our herbs.  I put Basil in the top and Cilantro in the bottom planter.  They are both supposed to keep away the mosquitoes and during the dog days of summer, we need all the help we can get.


So don't get rid of that tricycle that has seen better days, give it a little face lift and you too can have a cute little herb garden addition to your yard.



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54 comments:

  1. What a great idea! I love when you can repurpose something that most people would just throw away. It will look great when those herbs start popping!

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    1. I can't wait for them to start coming up and have fresh herbs in my salsa ans sauces.

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  2. That is so cute! I wish I thought of it!

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    1. It was a hair brained idea that I had and it worked! Thank you!

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  3. That is so stinkin cute, what a great idea.

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  4. we bouht thhat exact tricycle this week and we love it - good to see it is multi-purpose! love the idea! here's our new bike.........http://2plus1dotme2.wordpress.com/

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  5. This is so cute!! Great idea.
    Have a great weekend!!

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    1. Thank you and enjoy your weekend also!

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  6. What a wonderful idea and really pretty simple too! I love when something can be easy to do but looks like it must have taken forever. This looks classy and cute! And even though the classic red of a Radio Flyer trike is so adorable, I love that you freshened it up with your own favorite bright colors. Fabulous!! Would love to see update shots with the flowers growing in it sometime :)
    Tamar of:
    http://ladiesholiday.com and
    http://alimentblog.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, I definitely post their progress.

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  7. This is so cute. I really like it. Thank you so much for linking with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop.
    Debi
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/06/natural-translucent-face-powder-and.html
    Adorned From Above

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  8. What a clever idea! This is a great re-use of a tricycle! Happy weekend!

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    1. Thank you and a Happy Weekend to you!

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  9. What a cute planter idea! I really love it! I always have excess pots in my garage that I end up getting rid of. Now I'll be on the lookout for a tricycle at garage sales. Thanks for the inspiration. I just found you through Ladybird Lane. I'm your newest follower and a fellow newbie.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by and following me! :)

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  10. This is too cute! I saw you over at Happy Hour Projects and wanted to invite you to share at the summer link party I'm co-hosting! http://embracingmessy.blogspot.com/2012/06/summer-with-chance-of-link-ups.html

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  11. I've seen bikes as plant stands but not a tricycle. That is just way too cute. Now if only I can find a tricycle at a yard sale!

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    1. Thank you, good luck on you Qwest for the Tricycle!

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  12. this is soo cute!! Great job..and what a way to repurpose!

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    1. Thank you, I am really enjoying my garden addition.

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  13. What a great idea! And I have my son's old tricycle in my attic...hmmm. I'd love it if you would share this with our All Star Block Party. We're FIVE blogs sharing ONE big linky party.

    Shasta @InTheOldRoad
    http://intheoldroad.blogspot.com/2012/06/all-star-block-party-3.html

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    1. Thanks for the invite and the lovely comment!

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  14. I love this idea! It's very cute. I love the colors you picked. Thanks so much for linking up to the All Star Block Party!

    Holly

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    1. Thank you for your linky party!

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  15. Absolutely love this! The colors are so vibrant. Great job!

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    1. Thanks, Ann! I am looking forward to the herbs filling it all out to finish up the look.

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    1. It makes me smile every time I look at it!

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  17. Amy, what a cute idea. Your tricycle planter has such a happy look.
    I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by, Mary Alice

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    1. Thanks for stopping in and following! I will definitely check out your blog!

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  18. I picked up a tricycle off the side of the road just for this purpose but I love the planters and how you secured them to the tricycle! Love it. The paint colors is what is brilliant and I'm definitely going to copy that. Thanks so very much. We learn so much from one another. Wow. Cool.

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    1. Linda,
      There is no greater compliment then someone replicating your work. Thank you! I have also found that if you use a few tabs of double sided Velcro on the top planter it won't side around. The bottom doesn't need it as much.
      Amy :)

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  19. Oh my goodness! This is pretty much the cutest planter ever! Love it!

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    1. Brittany,
      Thank you for all your lovely comments and following me!
      Amy :)

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  20. blue+green is my favorite color combo and that tricycle is TOO TOO cute, i love it! i don't have an old trike sitting around, but this idea will have me looking at everything else with ulterior motives ;o)

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    1. Thank you, it was one of those things that just popped into my head!
      Amy

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  21. What a clever idea... too cute.. I love the blue and green paint combo as well...
    Thanks for sharing at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY
    Carri
    simplydonewright.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Carrie! And for your lovely Block Party!
      Amy :)

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  22. So adorable and cute! thanks for sharing. I am featuring this today, by the way! have a fab weekend!

    Hugs,
    Lelanie

    to-sew-with-love.com
    tocookwithlove.com
    villaportillo.blogspot.com

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    1. Lelanie,
      Thank you for the feature and always leaving lovely comments!
      Amy

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  23. I love this! We have an old red tricycle in our attic. It's not safe enough to pass on to our grandson, but I don't know if my other son (21yo, whose bike it used to be) will even part with it! We'll see...

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  24. This is very cute, I love it and it looks wonderful in the garden.

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    1. Thanks Erika,
      I love to look at it everytime I am outside. Can't wait for the seedlings to fill all out!
      ~Amy~

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  25. LOVE this Idea! First time stopping in and have really enjoyed! Can't wait to read more! Stop by and follow at:
    http://theredeemedgardener.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Clint,
      I am so glad you enjoyed your visit! Thanks for following!
      ~Amy~

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