Post and image designs by Lee Vosburgh
Spring weather is officially here and as nice as it’d be to just ditch our responsibilities, play hooky and spend all day outdoors, that’s not really an option for most of us. However, that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a bit of nature’s green goodness in the office or at home.
Here’s a little round up of some seriously pretty plants and planters that would gladly host a few fresh outdoor friends as little guide to bring in Spring with plants!
photos by Jared Smith
Okay, so I’ve this Ikea chair forever. It was one of those things you have in your house but you also still forget you even own because it’s literally just there, you know? Since we had a ton of leftover fabric paint from the DIY workshop, so I figured what the heck, I’ll paint it! At least if this DIY painted chair makeover extravaganza went really south I wouldn’t miss the chair, ha!
I think I like how it turned out though! What do you all think? Don’t get me wrong, I know the pattern is a little crazy, but would you ever paint a pattern on one of your old chairs? The good thing about the particular is that it’s doesn’t get super scratchy if you apply it lightly, here’s how I made mine…
photos by Jared Smith
I swear someone might actually think I have a green thumb with all of the plant stand DIY’s I’ve been pulling out of my sleeve here lately. It’s cool though, I’m totally happy with being a poser if it means I get to keep this cute DIY acacia wood plant stand around, I just love it!
Even better, it’s actually an Ikea hack, but I didn’t want to get too crazy on you guys all at once. I mean, I know you only need half a reason to run laps around something with it being Friday and all, but just promise that if you do happen to run by an Ikea on your weekend excitement high that you’ll buy up one of these guys to DIY sometime over the next few days…
If I’m known for something when all of this DIY madness comes to an end someday, I hope it’s as the girl who used weird objects for completely opposite purposes than what they’re actually made for… that sounds fun. It’s definitely not going to be for my shining use of original one-liners considering all I could come up with for this DIY patterned matches vanity tray was “light your morning routine on fire”, which seemed a bit too tragic.
Lucky for you I’m elaborating even further on this matches discussion over on Designlovefest, where you can see the full scoop on how to make your own! Best of luck!