Wednesday, February 6, 2013
SUCCULENTS...STILL GOING STRONG
Last summer I came across some 75% off succulents and couldn't resist giving them a try. Since then, you've seen them here,
Through Christmas they hung out in my bathroom windowsill while waiting for me to make room to bring them back into our main living area. I lost a few that were a different variety, but this type seems to be indestructible...great for me!
While thrifting recently, I came across this great wooden bowl.
I liked the simple shape, but the finish had seen better days. I could tell it would be a snap to sand it off and start again.
The bare wood was pretty, but it needed something to bring out the beautiful grain. Using an old sock, I rubbed it with a bit of lemon oil.
And the glorious wood came to life!
I decided that it needed to be the new home for my un-dying succulents. Whenever using an unconventional container for live plants, I like to line the bottom with plastic first so any standing water won't damage it.
With a little bit of fresh soil and some rocks on top, they are ready for the next chapter in their life.
They found a home on my thrifted coffee table and that pink guy is a recent thrift purchase also (man, lots of thrifting going on around here lately!). I spotted him the first time I saw my chair and snatched him up when the price was right. He was a terra cotta color with an ear that had been glued back on, but after filling in the crack and giving him a shiny new coat, he's good to go! He may become glossy white soon, but I couldn't resist trying a bright color on him for a little while.