But I love my handy hubby.
Right now, Joe and a good friend are putting in our new sliding door. Awesome.
Now we can keep the heat that we pay for!
And our door doesn't look like a dog chewed on it!
And I'm listening to Frank Sinatra while my puppy cuddles next to me!
Can life get any better?
I submit that it can not.
Especially since I no longer have an ugly plastic box sitting on my kitchen island.
That little problem was taken care of in quick order with this project.
I have had an amaryllis bulb for three years now, and it's bloomed twice.
We won't go into details about why it didn't bloom last year.
We have an on-again-off-again relationship; I don't want to talk about it.
Anyway, it's getting to be a nice big bulb, with two smaller bulbs coming off the sides.
But it was outgrowing the pot and because it is now three bulbs, it needed some sort of oblong planter.
I couldn't find an oblong pot that was deep enough and didn't cost about a zillion dollars, so I bought a plastic box to use as a liner and drilled drainage holes in the bottom.
"Ooh, I didn't know Tupperware made planters!"
I actually planned on building a wood planter like the Wax-Resist Stenciled Planter that I made last Spring. But did you know, we're kind of busy putting in patio doors, painting trim, decorating a nursery and such? Oh yeah, and taking the required naps that my husband dictates. What a burden it is that I carry.
So this plastic box has been burning my eyes out.
Until yesterday morning when I couldn't take it anymore.
I pulled out my glue gun, a cardboard box (cardboard seems to be my material of choice lately, huh? Since I just used it to cover up our alarm panel), and a bunch of fabric and trim.
As you can see in the pictures, I glued white fabric on the box, then sewed a loose ruffle out of a long strip of the same fabric; glued on the ruffle, then quick slapped on some Jute webbing that I had left over from this chair.
And then I couldn't decide. Should I put a little embellishment on the front?
The bow was cute...but a little too country for me.
And the medallion just didn't feel quite right...
So I left it plain. I figure I can always string up some jingle bells and tie it on around Christmas if I want.
Do you have a favorite?
There's another bloom head coming up, so maybe that will at least wait until Thanksgiving. That's close to Christmas, and I'll take what I can get.
So if you have a plant that you want to repot into an unconventional planter, go for it!
And for your sake, maybe cover it with something pretty quicker than I did :)
~The Doodle Bug
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