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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