Remember the other day I told you I went to the nursery and came home with a variety of terra cotta pots? Just picked at random. And a couple of pretty boxes of matches. And not ONE plant!
A Challenge is in Progress:
So I have decided on challenging myself to see what I can come up with to do with these pots. Today is the first challenge.
What can I use an odd assortment of terra cotta pots for in my home? Hm.
So for the first challenge, I decided to use an arrangement of boho items on the coffee table.
I randomly filled the basket with different pots. And I even had a few left over. But this was all that would fit in the basket.
I thought about painting the terra cotta pots. But for this project I decided to keep them in their natural state.
Then I walked around my apartment with a question mark over my head, picking up this and that.
You see, I had not decided on the boho theme yet. I was pondering maybe a gardening theme.
But I finally settled on the boho theme for the living room challenge.
Figuring Out What To Use:
I went through my closets and looked around me. Then I gathered things that I thought would fit the theme.
First a plant, a small Buddha in an earthy tone, beads I’d strung, and the matches I bought,. Then I added the pretty distressed heart that Elizabeth sent me and a candle.
From time to time Elizabeth has sent me a box of goodies. She always sends a variety of baked desserts. And in one particular gift box she sent this adorable wooden heart.
On a dark rainy afternoon, I could light the candle and just gaze at the tableau before me.
All arranged on a boho stool with a glass top that creates my coffee table.
I found both the round basket and boho stool at Home Goods before the pandemic. I already had the piece of round glass. Which is actually pretty scratched from getting moved over the years. But I use it anyway.
I guess you could call the scratches texture! Yeah, that’s stretching things a bit. But…glass half full and all that.
Next I will move the terra cotta pots to a different room and see what I can come up with.
Would you like to join me in this challenge? You could use pots or vessels of any type. Anything that will hold something else. And challenge yourself to find a purpose for them.
You could gather up odd things you have around the house and spray paint them all the same color. Vases or jars or boxes for instance.
They have wonderful spray paint now. Terra cotta, metallics, blackboard paint and paint that gives the textured stone look. Just think what fun you could have with those!
Since we’re home so much now, we need to use our brains to create and keep ourselves busy. Creativity, I’ve learned over the years, breeds more creativity.
The idea occurred to me when I was walking around Southwoods on Friday. These pots were cheap and I knew I could have some fun with them.
I’ve always loved a challenge. Sometime this week I will show you another room where I’ve used the terra cotta pots for another purpose.
I do LOVE to repurpose!