This post is a bit late, but here it is.
Well it’s the time of year again for gardening… And as you can see I had a huge lack of space! No home for my garden seedlings. Luckily, spring cleaning happened in my office and they had some leftover planks.
So we had the shelving and just needed some supports. The hubs found affordable wood stringers, legs and angle brackets.
End of Day 1: We put in most of the work on this project on day 1. At this point it was a bit unstable and had a nice tilt to it, so we left it against the wall.
End of Day 2: One more shelf. Now it was more stable.
FIN: …And we are done!
4 structural legs $10/piece = $40
8 stringers $1.30/board = $10.40
Angle brackets $3 for 4, used 8 per shelf. Total = $24
Total spent = $74.40
Total savings for four 6 foot planks about $60.
Not a bad price for a solid wooden piece of furniture.
Ah, so you know when you just nudge your perfectly symmetrical succulent with a little force and POOF no longer the perfect specimen that lives in every homemakeover show/magazine/blog post.
Well it turns out most of these “arms” broke off perfectly! I had no idea my succulents could get any more adorable. (Can you tell I love them? Haha) I’ve been keeping them next to the window on moist soil that I spray at least once a week (depending on how dry the air is). It’s certainly takes a while (months) but this is what a few of them look like now:
Next step, when to put them in soil…
Happy Winter Gardening!
This summer I had a goal to start a balcony garden for as cheaply as possible. So I searched the apartment for any containers I already had lying around. Sadly I had many vintage Pyrex and other ceramics just collecting dust. So, I figure why not use them as planters or water pans. They add lots of character & are more affordable than planters from the box stores. Just be sure to add a layer of drainage to the bottom of the container (see the small gravel stone in the first picture).
Here’s a sample of what I have so far:
Good Morning Everyone! Remember my birdcage that needed a purpose? Here she is:
I can’t wait to see these marigolds bloom and fill in the new planter! The best part is the coconut fiber liner was less than $2 at my local hardware store. Coming soon is the birdcage top to hanging planters. Until then, happy thrifting!
I can’t believe it but it has been a whole year since I posted! Time flies! School has kept me really busy and away from all the amazing yard sales and flea markets. Luckily, I had a chance this past weekend and found a few random pieces for my apartment. Yard sales are great places to find simple or, in this case, unique frames.
They are also good places to find handbags! This tote has been great for work and my internship. It has enough room for all the essentials plus a notebook, tablet and water for days out in the field.
I also had the chance to pick up a few plants and seeds to begin my garden. Don’t let living in an apartment stop you! Just get a few boxes and mount them on either your balcony or, in my case, a small deck.
Happy Planting & Yard Sale Hunting!