This is part of our Tiny House, Tiny Bloggers series, in which we turn over Plaster & Disaster to some VERY tiny bloggers to tell their own story of transforming an ugly, old (doll)house into a fresh and modern (doll)home. Follow it from the beginning here.
Disclaimer: Inclusion on this blog is not an endorsement by Plaster & Disaster of the tiny blogger’s methods or design decisions. Plaster & Disaster cannot be held responsible for your terrible decor choices after reading one of their tutorials. All opinions are their own.
Greetings! We’re popping in today to share a quick and easy project that has made a big difference in our tiny house. Last we left you, we had moved on from our daughter Madison’s room makeover and were getting down to business in the living room, starting with the modern sofa we made from scratch.
These big projects are super satisfying, but sometimes in a home renovation you need a quick win! We were starting to feel like our blogger status was in jeopardy because we didn’t have single fiddle leaf fig, succulent, or other houseplant. We’re all for oversized plants, but it’s still hard to find ones that come in our scale…. So we realized that if we wanted plants, we’d have to make our own! Fortunately it turned out to be really easy (and as usual, Naomi and Sage pitched in most of the labor).
We started with a grass mat that Naomi found on sale at Michael’s.
It makes for a nice place to lie down and daydream about being a blogger, but the pieces pop off individually too. Honestly we’re not really sure what this thing would be used for besides making tiny houseplants…fortunately for us, that’s exactly what we wanted to do with it!
“We” also picked up some little adobe planters.
Obviously this was a great opportunity to bring in some fun and personality, so we whipped out our craft paint and got to work! In no time we had transformed the drab planters to reflect our unique personalities, which are totally different than other bloggers personalities.
Blocky lettered sayings, polka dots, “tribal” patterns, and dipped turquoise aren’t overdone, are they?
To assemble the plants, we just stacked together the plants pieces for the various plant sized we wanted. We decided to create a few medium-sized plant (for side tables or the floor), and one tall plant. For the tall one we needed something to add a little stability, so we used a toothpick.
The final step was to secure everything in place using a little spare dirt from Sage’s yard. And voila, we have some beautiful plants that we can use to add life and pops of color to our home!
So far we have them in Madison’s room and the living room, but we can’t wait to add more.
The best part is that they will never die, despite the extreme temperature fluctuations where we live (Sage’s guest room).