Well, hello there! Let’s start this blog post with a sneak peek of my living room- isn’t it looking so, so good?!? The living was the slowest of all of the rooms in my house to come together, but the wait has been worth it! The first item that arrived is the Daisie chair from Grandin Road:
Here’s the back story to this cutie- I saw it on my friend’s Facebook page so I asked where it was from. She let me know and I popped right over to the site. This chair is the perfect coastal, whimsical look I was going for. Plus it is only $137!!! On top of that Grandin Road has sales all of the time, making it even cheaper!!! Anyway, as I was searching their website after finding the chair, I spotted so many good, affordable pieces:
Soooo good- right?! It’s the Serena and Lily look without being ridiculously expensive! You can bet your bottom dollar that if I had a guest room, that headboard would be mine. And I am keeping an eye out for a space for the bench. Look how great it is in a bedroom?
I decided to get the chair in white, but it looks so pretty in natural too (Oh Joy used it in her studio).
If you’re wanting the Daisie chair too, you should scoop it up soon! I think they are discontinuing it after what they have is sold out.
DIY mid-century colorful plant holder
For the living room, I wanted to incorporate a lot of plants. Which meant I needed plant holders. I made this mid-century planter and thought I’d share the process with you!
Wood: 1-1/2″w x 3/4″ d x 8′ piece
Yarn in your color of choice
Step One- by far, the hardest part of this DIY is getting the measurements of your holder to work with your pot. We made this wrong once because I didn’t do it right. Here is how to do it correctly- use a string and hold it tight against where you want the top of your wood dowels to hit (about 3/4 of the way up the pot).
Step Two- cut your string to length and measure it. Mine came to 29.5 inches- that is the circumference of your planter. Now, you need to find out the diameter of your planter. Use a circle circumference calculator and plug in your circumference, you need to note what the diameter is. Mine came to 9.39 and I rounded up to 10″.
Step three- you are going to cut 3 pieces of wood to make your x base- one 10″ piece (your diameter length) and two 5″ pieces (half of your diameter length). Use your 3″ brackets to attach the x base.
Step four- cut 4 pieces of wood to make the legs of your holder. Mine are all 18″ long. To come up with that length, I held up my planter to my wood and just marked where I thought it would look good. Use screws to connect the legs of the holder to the base.
Step five- decorate your holder. Originally I was thinking about staining the wood, but I ended up loving the raw wood color! I did, however, think that the screw holes looked ugly. To cover up the screw holes, I used yarn which I wrapped around where the x base hits the legs. I LOVE this touch- its just a bit of color but it feels fun and playful!
Didn’t the planter turn out so cute?! It makes me smile and is the perfect pop of happy color! It was pretty easy- you could always have your local hardware store cut the wood when you buy it to make it super easy.
I love how it looks in my living room, especially since it is besties with my Daisie chair. I’ve been trying so hard to fill my home with unique, affordable items. This plant holder cost less than $10 to make and isn’t it so fun?! If you want to decorate your house on a budget too, keep your eye out for deals and don’t be scared to make something yourself. You can do it!