Friday, February 27, 2009

Red sure makes my plants pop

Flaunt your Red Party
re is my submission to southernlady-nancy's Flaunt Your Red party. I had posted her Mr. Linky button earlier today, but here it is again. It will take you to her party. Scroll down and enjoy what other participants are doing. Have fun!

I'm done with my little project - yea!

Here are before photos. Too dark.

Pretty plants that got lost on the black cabinet top.

Last Fall, I painted this cabinet, which is a basic Sauder, black and switched it with a desk that is now in our office. I love plants and as I bought them over the past year I just set them in pots and put them up here for lack of a better place. The pots were too dark and they really belonged in my living room (where they now sit waiting for new plants ~ guess what I'm doing next!)

So I scouted around my house, garage, Meijer, Walmart, and Goodwill for a mix of pots and baskets that would work better. The first thing I did was add the red placemats to create a contrast between the black cabinet top and the pots. Then I added more splashes of red by painting the bands of the bushel basket (middle, from Meijer, less than $4) and the other basket (at the left, sitting in my garage for 5+ yrs.). I added pictures of my kids when they were little that were already in these red frames. I love shopping in my own house!

I love how the red makes everything pop!

I splurged on this pretty red thing @ Walmart for $25.


Melissa Wertz said...

Now that looks very pretty! And it does POP!

Nancy said...

Oh, that looks so pretty! And it does have a POP to it now!
Thank you so much for joining in the Frist Flaunt Your RED party.
You have Flaunted your Red beautifuly! I hope you will join in again! Blessings, Nancy

Stacey said...

Great job painting the cabinet red. Your plants are great...I can't keep one alive for long.

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