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Grilling the Plants for Earth Day

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Do you all know that Εarth Day is this month?  Yes, that one day in the year where we try to do something good for the earth. I am so excited to be sharing this special project with you today.  Let’s Grill the plants!

Μήπως γνωρίζετε ότι η Ημέρα της Γης πλησιαζει;   Ναι,  μια μέρα του χρόνου, όπου προσπαθούμε να κάνουμε κάτι καλό για τη γη. Είμαι τόσο ενθουσιασμένη που μοιράζομαι αυτό το έργο μαζί σας σήμερα.  Ας ψήσουμε τα φυτά!

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But  let’s start from the beginning shall we?  What is Earth Day?  Well, according to wikipedia…​


​Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network,
 and celebrated in more than 193 countries each year.

​I am not going to plant any trees, that is hubby’s specialty.  Instead I’m going to salvage something from my basement and give it a new life.  I’ve gone to the basement many times before and repurposed things. I found this box containing pieces of a barbecue grill.  
Αλλά ας ξεκινήσουμε από την αρχή; Τι είναι η Ημέρα της Γης; Λοιπόν, σύμφωνα με την Wikipedia …Η Ημέρα της Γης είναι ένα ετήσιο γεγονός, που γιορτάζεται στις 22 Απριλίου, κατά την οποία γεγονότα σε όλο τον κόσμο την ημέρα που πραγματοποιούνται για να υποστηρίξουν την προστασία του περιβάλλοντος.  Δεν πρόκειται να φυτέψω  δέντρα, που είναι η ειδικότητά του συζύγου. Αντ ‘αυτού θα διασώσω κάτι από το υπόγειό μου και θα του δώσω μια νέα ζωή. Βεβαίως αυτό το έχω ξανακάνει.  Βρήκα αυτό το κουτί που περιείχε  κομμάτια μιας ψησταριάς.
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I immediately set to work and painted it with chalk paint, because that is what you do when you see something ugly. In my haste to get started I didn’t get a  before picture but you see from the box what it looked like. 

Αμέσως άρχισα να το βάφω με μπογιά κιμωλίας, επειδή αυτό κάνετε όταν βλέπετε κάτι άσχημο.

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After 2 more coats it looked like this, I added silver grey to the ridges.

Δυο στρώσεις μετά έμοιαζε έτσι, έχω προσθέσει ασημί γκρι στη μέση.

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I added grey dabs of color and then with a dry cloth, wiped them off. 

Πρόσθεσα γκρι σταγόνες χρώματος και στη συνέχεια με ένα στεγνό πανί τις σκούπισα.

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 A little wax and I was done. 

Λίγο κερί και τελείωσα.

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I had painted part of the inside in a sloppy haphazard sort of way. I also added rocks for drainage.

Είχα βάψει ένα μέρος από μέσα. Πρόσθεσα επίσης πέτρες για αποστράγγιση.

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These are not trees but they are the best I can do.  After all I’m famous for my brown thumb.

Αυτά δεν είναι δέντρα, αλλά είναι το καλύτερο που μπορώ να κάνω. Είπαμε εγώ δεν τα πάω καλά με τα φυτά!

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It looks like a spaceship with those legs! Certainly no one else will have such an unusual planter on their balcony.

Μοιάζει με ένα διαστημόπλοιο με αυτά τα πόδια! Σίγουρα κανείς άλλος δεν θα έχει μια τέτοια ασυνήθιστη γλάστρα στο μπαλκόνι τους.

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Using a grill as a planter , Grilling the plants for Earth Day www.theboondocksblog.com
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Using a grill as a planter , Grilling the plants for Earth Day www.theboondocksblog.com
Using a grill as a planter , Grilling the plants for Earth Day www.theboondocksblog.com
Using a grill as a planter , Grilling the plants for Earth Day www.theboondocksblog.com
Is this a good repurpose or what?  I was able to save an old grill which would have otherwise ended up in the landfill and I actually made a feeble attempt at planting my own herbs and  plants. Not so bad for a brown thumb.  Of course we should try to honor the earth every day, not just on April 22.  I hope with my projects here I can inspire you to do just that. 

You can also see  three other projects I got out of this grill below.

Είναι αυτή μια καλή επαναπροσδιόριση; Έσωσα μια παλιά σχάρα, η οποία άλλως θα κατέληγε στα σκουπίδια και έκανα μια αδύναμη προσπάθεια να φυτέψω δικά  μου βότανα και φυτά. Όχι και τόσο άσχημα για μια που ειναι τσακωμένη με τα φυτά. Φυσικά θα πρέπει να προσπαθήσουμε να τιμήσουμε τη γη κάθε μέρα, όχι μόνο στις 22 Απριλίου. Ελπίζω με τα έργα μου εδώ να σας εμπνεύσω για να κάνετε ακριβώς αυτό.

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Αν σας αρέσει αυτό που βλέπετε, να το μοιραστείτε με τους φίλους σας, ή να το αποθηκεύσετε στο Pinterest. Επισεις μπορείτε  να εγγραφείτε στο blog μου και να λαμβάνετε τις περιπέτειες  μου δύο φορές την εβδομάδα στο e-mail σας.
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Celeste

Thursday 21st of April 2016

This is a super cute use for an old grill. It turned out fantastic, and it even has holes on the bottom like it's meant to be! I don't think my husband would be so thrilled if I did this to his grill, though, haha. ;)

Mary

Friday 22nd of April 2016

It was meant to be a planter all along, the manufacturer just got mixed up! "wink"

Keri

Thursday 21st of April 2016

Mary, what a fantastic repurposing idea!!!! I love that you were able to take an old grill and reuse it!! Your basement is filled with treasures. The planter you made is very cool. Great save!!

Mary

Friday 22nd of April 2016

That grill came up from the basement a few months ago and has been sitting in my hallway so it was about time to do this one. I still have other pieces to it... to be continued...

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Thursday 21st of April 2016

Love the grill planter, Mary! What a unique idea and way to enjoy a variety of lovely plants! So many of my favorites including a purple one!

Mary

Friday 22nd of April 2016

Thanks Gail, it was about time I got some use out of it. I knew you'd like the purple one.

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