Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A Drawer Full and a Heap Too

It's the middle of January which means it's time for a winter inversion where I live. The skies are gray, the sun is covered by smog and the snow is old and crusty. This kind of weather can really get you down. So to help cure the mid-winter blues (or should it be mid-winter grays?) I picked up this little plant on my last trip to the grocery store. It's so cute and petite and is the perfect reminder that spring will soon be here.Instead of just plopping it in a pot, I dug out these little wooden boxes that I found at the thrift store a while back. I pulled out some old architectural pieces too. I gave them all a fresh coat of black paint (I know! I'm becoming very predictable!) After sanding everything, I added some wooden knobs so the boxes looked more like little drawers. Now the plant has a cute place to live as it sits in my kitchen window waiting for spring to arrive. (picture could not be taken of plant in windowsill due to the glare from the smog and snow)

I am continually humbled by your kindness!!! As if it isn't enough that you take the time to read my little blog, you have showered me with awards too! Thank you!!! I feel sooooo spoiled! I mean, look at this heap!
Holly gave me this

This one is from BrendaKara gave me this oneI got this one from Pam at Frippery This one is from Kasey
Please take the time to visit all of these incredible ladies. I promise you'll have a lot of fun!

26 comments:

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

You always have such cute and creative ideas!

Sheryl said...

Another great idea! You are so creative! We've been lucky in Oregon to have a row of sunny days, but I know we will have many grey days ahead of us. I will need to remember to add some plants indoors. And maybe come up with a cute idea like yours!

Sheryl

Barb said...

Cute ideal,what kind of plant is that? Barb

Screaming Meme said...

Girl, You need your own Design Shop! I think you are so amazing..>You always inspire me to think outside of the box! :) I love it! :) Meme

AndreaLeigh said...

very nice. there is nothing like a little green to brighten your day!

Marilyn said...

How creative! Love your ideas and your blog.

AnNicole said...

Ack - I used to live in Salt Lake and it HATED the inverions that came along with winter. I definitely feel your pain. I love what you did with the plant. Hang in there!

Taryn said...

I love the sanding that you did to make the drawers and knob things look old. LOVE it. Is it difficult to age the paint like that?

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I think that is one of my faves! I love it. I need to buy me a little plant as a reminder....cherry

Kara said...

Those are so dang cute!

Steph said...

Another great project! I can't wait for spring to get here.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Very cute and great, love that little plant. Nice to have some sun today!
Blessings,
Debbie

Darlene said...

What an adorable holder for your little plant! You definitely deserve all the awards you win. You are so creative and inspiring to so many of us!

Our Complete Family said...

What a cute little plant project to brighten up your windowsill! I'm beyond ready for springtime, too!
Stay warm!

Paige said...

Love the idea! We all have cute little boxes we are not sure what to do with it.

salmagundi said...

Cute boxes - you are so creative!!! Sally

Ruby Red Slippers said...

I love your plant and how you put it in a cute container. I can't keep any plants alive, or I would love to copy you!

Small House said...

Oh so cute. I'm always amazed at your creativity. You have one of those homes that people just love to come - sit and visit - don't you?

As always, love stopping by.
Have a great day!

Lori said...

Hi! I just stumbled across your blog-and I'm so glad I did. I can tell I am going to enjoy checking out all of your projects!

Mimi Sue said...

Isn't this air icky? Makes me want to go to LA where the air is better. Mimi

Joy said...

Barb,
I wish I knew what kind of plant it is. It didn't come with a name tag and it was the only one of it's kind.

simple~needs said...

great idea! i love the plant holder!!

Susan S. said...

I LIKE that idea of little "drawer's" for the pot plants. It's CUTE!

And OH MY WORD....what the popular chica YOU are....so many nice and well deserved rewards. YOU ROCK!

Kasey said...

What a great idea! I might need a little spring brought into my kitchen too. But I'm not a bit surprised because you always have great ideas!

kellydee said...

I just found your blog and I love it! I plan to visit regularly!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey there Joy, I had no idea you were LDS..me too..I love the little drawers you have done..you do wonderful work and I love your decor...have a great thursday...:)

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