We have a few years of gardening experience under our belts now and although we’re still complete novices, we have managed to acquire a small collection of gardening tools (you can read about our must have gardening tools here) and a fairly large amount of seeds. Up till now we’ve been storing our seeds in a cardboard box, but as our seed collection has grown, it’s been more and more difficult to keep everything organised.
So, in my attempt to keep things neat and tidy, we purchased this wooden storage box called Moppe from Ikea for £15.
As nice and practical as it is, we like to try and personalise things around here. We still had some Graphite Chalk Paint left from our nest of table makeover (you can read about it here) and had read somewhere that chalk paint also works well as chalkboard paint, so we decided to just give the whole thing a coat of paint and see what happens.
The paint covered really well, so I only needed to apply the one coat before conditioning the drawers by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk all over it and then wiping it all off.
You can see on the top left drawer, that it lightens the paint finish quite a lot.
Then we divided the drawers into plant categories and labelled them by writing on each drawer with some chalk.
Although the drawers are kind of improved, it all just seems a bit boring. So, always ones to add a splash a colour, we couldn’t resist making our own little knobs. We still had some Fimo clay lying around, so we decided to make our own little fruit and veg themed knobs.
After moulding the fruit and vegetables we attached a small nut to the back of the shape with some more polymer clay. Then we baked everything in the oven.
Then, after drilling a small hole into the drawer for the screw to fit through, we could just screw on the little knobs. Here’s the result.
Admittedly we aren’t actually growing all of the fruit and veg symbolised by the knobs, but moulding an onion or potato just seemed a bit boring. Just call it a creative licence.
My favourite little knob is the banana. Considering I hate to eat them, it’s kind of surprising.
Jan’s favourite little cupboard knob (had to be careful how to word that) is the cherry one.
Which is your favourite knob? Do you have a special way of storing seeds? Are there any particularly good vegetable seeds that you can recommend?