Turning Water Into Wine — Or Wine Into Herbs?

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When a case of wine came up for bid at a charity auction last year, I sensed my wife Leigh Ann was just as excited about the wooden case as she was about the wine. There were still bottles left in the box when she announced last week that she wanted to turn it into an indoor herb garden. If you’d like to see how she transformed an ordinary pine box into this colorful collection of herbs, just keep on reading….

幸运的是,酒箱带着很容易被取下一个滑出式的盖子和分区。除非我们首先采取措施,以防止这种情况发生 - 不幸的是,这个箱子被从#2松树,这意味着节和染色时,它会变成斑点和不均匀的可能性作出。

After rummaging around in our garage, Leigh Ann found a plastic storage tub that fit snugly into the box. By planting her herbs in it rather directly in the pine box, she knew she could extend the life of the box and make planting much easier.

Since she wanted to stain the box using the Fruit Punch color ofMinwax®水基木材变色, Leigh Ann gave the pine a light sanding with #150-grit sandpaper, wiped off the dust, and then brushed on a liberal coat ofMinwax®水基预染色木调理using a synthetic bristle brush. After five minutes, she wiped off any Wood Conditioner left unabsorbed.

了解水性预染色木润发将需要约15-30分钟,晾干,利安开始组装她需要什么,她的药草园:排水岩石层底部,其次是盆栽土壤和她的药材选择,包括香菜,牛至,香菜,和两种罗勒。

一旦水基预染色木护发已经干燥,她打磨掉使用#180砂纸任何模糊性,擦去灰尘,并开始刷涂果汁喷趣酒水基木材染色的涂层,再次利用合成刷毛的刷子。

由于所有的水性产品的干燥速度非常快,她只在工作时间上的一个侧面,擦去多余的染色只需2-3分钟后。

虽然杂果汁污渍是干燥,利安回到工作台,并开始在塑料收容槽,将保护水,根和污垢的木种植药材。即使她一直没能找到停留在我们的车库里的架子上完美的浴缸,我们可以购买廉价迪什潘或类似的防水衬垫,以达到同样的目的。

尽管她的药草园盒将保持厨房,通过滑动玻璃门里面的保护,利安知道无论是木材和污渍需要一些保护。她选择了的光泽版本Minwax®Polycrylic®保护完成,给予箱两件衣服的外部和内部的额外的保护和光泽。

我们周六项目不仅是有趣和容易的,但它也花了很少的时间我们的日子。现在,你仍然可以看到塑料桶的唇,但在几个星期内的草药将有近遮盖。And the next time we need some parsley for our baked potatoes or basil for our tomato sauce, we won’t have to go outside to the garden, because we will have an indoor, year-round herb garden in a colorful, classic wine box.

Until next time,

Thanks for stopping by!

布鲁斯

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2个评论的“Turning Water Into Wine — Or Wine Into Herbs?

  1. 林恩和拉里·米尔斯

    Hi Bruce from the cousins in Shreveport ! You might want to watch out, Leigh Ann might take your job !

  2. 苏韦弗

    Leigh Ann, How delightful to see pictures of you after all of these years! I am going to forward them to Dana. Your Husband seems to be quite talented and very nice looking. Ashville is one of my favorite places and I am sure you are glad that your Parents bought a home there.
    好像昨天你的女孩和克拉克和约翰跑遍附近。
    希望看到你的某个时候,如果你有机会到达拉斯。也许妈妈和女孩可以有一个午餐了。爱,苏

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