Written by: Cathy Carroll, Vintage, Paint and more...
Good morning, friends...
This morning I am going to bring you a quick and easy little project
that is just perfect for Spring...
I have been in the gardening mood
have not been able to do much yet.
So, I decided to make a little "garden" inside for now.
I started with three Dollar Tree flower pots
( which I forgot to take a before pic of).
I took two small brown pots and painted them with my
DIY white chalk paint.
I did a very thin coat so some of the brown would show through
to give it more interest.
Then I took one of their larger brown pots and wrapped it with twine
gluing it in place with hot glue.
A simple technique but somewhat time consuming.
But, I can honestly say I really enjoy wrapping things with twine - it's relaxing to me....
So, here are the three when they were done..
Quite different from the original ones.
( Notice I covered my dining table with a garbage bag before playing in the dirt)
Next I used some pine cones in the bottom of the pots for filler
to help with water drainage as these are ceramic pots and have no drainage holes.
( I am not too keen on drilling holes in them either.)
I read this tip somewhere and thought I would try it
we have an abundance of pine cones in our back yard...
I picked up these three succulents at Lowe's.
They are a little pricey I think at $3.98 each for small 3 inch pots
they are quite trendy and in high demand so we have to pay a little more.
I planted each of the pots and then placed some earthy pebbles around the top
to keep them from drying out rapidly
to add texture.
This one is a jade plant - one of my favorite succulents.
I love the deep jade green of the buds -
and the smoothness of the plant against the nubby texture of the twine wrapped pot.
I chose the next plant for one of the white pots because of its colors
the fact that it looks a bit like a rose.
I do not know the name of it.
Next, I chose a trailing succulent that has some nice texture
a beautiful green that stands out against the white of the pot.
I love how they look together on the shelf -
the contrast of the dark and light green colors
the smooth texture against the rustic twine and chalk paint.
This is a little sneak peek of what we did this weekend.
Sorry, but the end reveal is a ways off.
We spent the weekend changing several rooms in our home.
As many of you know, we are a multigenerational family living together.
many different and individual needs as most families have.
Ours have changed since we moved here
it became necessary to change things up to fit all those needs.
Out little one is growing and requiring more room,
our hobbies and activities are changing
the challenge of meeting all those needs came to the point of needing
to change rooms to fit those needs.
Stay tuned because I have lots to show you over the next few weeks....
In the mean time,
has the gardening mood hit you also?
What have you planted so far?
Tell us in the comments below.
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Until next time
have fun creating something you love....
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