My 17 year old bedside table finally got its makeover, after much procrastination. I didn’t bother painting it again because, well, I am lazy. What can I say. I thought I’d paint it a distressed black to match all the other black pots and planters on the patio, but it seemed like too much work. Plus I have to leave some projects for next summer.
This was the bedside table before:
And this is the after:
I lined the drawers with black garbage bags, stapled them to the inside of the drawers, and drilled drainage holes in the bottom of each drawer. Then I planted some double trailing petunias and some trailing purple bacopa. I’ll take some pics when the plants are more established and post them later in the summer. I know you all can’t wait.
I love the freshness of white ceramics, mixed with the cheery green plumpness of succulent plants.
If you don’t know, succulents are some of the easiest plants to keep alive. Trust me. I am especially skilled in the art of killing houseplants, so if I can keep a succulent alive, then anyone can keep a succulent alive.
I was going to showcase one of my DIY projects that I actually started, but in the process of spray-painting a 25 cent ceramic vase from the thrift store that I intended to fill with succulents, I tripped over it and it smashed into a million pieces. So instead, I’ll just show you other people’s intact work.