I asked Dwell by Cheryl for some tips on how to update my bathroom. I’m still working on her list of recommendations like painting and purchasing a new shower curtain.
One recommendation that I implemented right away was adding succulents. Wikipedia says that succulents are:
In botany, succulent plants, also known as succulents or sometimes fat plants, are plants having some parts that are more than normally thickened and fleshy, usually to retain water in arid climates or soil conditions. Succulent plants may store water in various structures, such as leaves and stems.
You can purchase them at Lowe’s Home Improvement or Home Depot stores.
On a recent thrifting trip with Dwell by Cheryl, she spotted a glass globe for $1. I walked right by it, but her creative eye suggested I use them for succulents. SOLD! For a $1! 🙂
The globe would top a terra cotta saucer plate with the plants residing inside.
The terra cotta saucer matched the color of my counter top, so I decided to update it with a little DIY.
Step 1: Wash the globe with warm soapy water. Air dry.
Step 2: Prime the terra cotta saucer. Let dry.
Step 3: Mix up your white wash paint. White paint + water. Mix well. The runnier the wash, the more coats you will need to cover.
Step 4: Paint the saucer. Air dry in between coats. Paint a total of 2 coats per side.
Step 5: Lightly sand the edges to give it an aged look. 150 grit.
I had originally planned to sponge on some gray paint to give it more of an aged look. That step was omitted — I loved how this turned out!
Step 6: Add globe. Carefully add potting mix, succulents. Gently water.
TIP: Be sure to use the Cacti & Succulent Potting Mix. I also use a spray bottle to water it — much easier to control the flow and spray.
They have a beautiful home in my bathroom!
- Glass globe = $1
- Saucer plate = already had on hand (I believe they are a $1 at Lowe’s or Home Depot)
- Primer & Paint = marginal as I used so little
- Succulents = $3.98 for a mini 4 pack
- Succulent Potting Mix = $4.98 for a medium bag (again marginal)
- Total = $7-ish
Easy Peasy project! What do you think?
Until next time…