Thursday, March 5, 2015

the Succulent (re)Plantation and Lotus Light

Because the random little succulent garden around the fountain looked messy and, more importantly, was a pain in the butt to water/mist, I replanted them into the 3 matching dishes that I had stumbled upon at a thrift shop a couple of weeks ago. Now I love the new little garden under the window that is easier to care for.  When the weather turns not-freezing, I'll take a park meander and collect some pebbles to dress up the pots.

Now for the lotus lights.  These little suckers were relatively inexpensive ($25ea) but make a huge impact on this wall without eating up any valuable floor space. I'm really excited about them.

And another little floor-space saver: I bought the corbels online for a couple of dollars each, spray painted them gold and attached them to the back of the bar.  I found while ordering spray paint online, it's cheaper to buy a six-pack than a couple of cans separately. So now I have a ton of gold spray paint.  Huzzah!  I've been gradually picking stuff to paint. Sammy's frame got a makeover as did the candlestick on the coffee table (you can see in the above photograph).

I am contemplating painting the coffee table base, the iron scroll work on the wicker chair and the lotus lamps.  What do you all think?  Should I go for it or leave the furniture and lights as are?