So, in our home – we have approximately 17 katrillion plants. I keep like 3 in every room & usually have to replace several of them each months because they die. I don’t know if I over water, underwater, too much sun, too little sun – so I decided I’d put everyone in one space & see if that would help keep them alive. I’m doubting it, thats why this space is now considered death row. All my gorgeous greenery just waiting to die.
So, to start I purchased 3 black shelves at Ikea. I scored them for $2.99 a piece & then the brackets for $1.00 per shelf. So each shelf ended up costing $4 total. $12 for a project is perfect in any budget – so I’m pretty stocked with how they turned out.
I entrusted my handsome husband with my idea and put him to work. Thank goodness for crossfit & his big muscles. He cranked out the entire project perfectly in a few minutes. First up, he used his handy dandy stud finder thing and marked where the studs were so that the shelves would be stable enough to hold the weight of my plants per shelf.
There was lots of measuring, some screwing & shelf adhering. I mean, shelves aren’t super super hard….but all the measuring is so tedious for me; but Chad is so patient and handles all the perfection like a champ.
Then was the fun part. Painting and decorating all my pots to look good next to each other & setting them up on the shelf so they all looked gorgeous. Of course, I headed to Pinterest & found some amazing ideas to copy. I busted out my favorite DecoArt Chalky Finish paint & got to work.
For a few of the pots, I printed out on white vinyl some cute designs like this bike, a No. & a cute plant I purchased during a 50% of sale awhile back.
We couldn’t forget our favorite Miniature Tiny Deer. He fits in perfectly in this plastic container with a spray painted top. I found that at a yard sale for 50c and spray painted the bright red top with a gorgeous gold to fit into the neutral plant theme.
Not bad right?! Now to just keep them all alive. It’s been a week and things aren’t looking so good. Haha. Anybody have any tips on just keeping plants alive for longer than a month?
Thanks for stopping by today – get out there & be creative!