Thursday, September 20, 2012

Ten Minutes+Free=HAPPY ME!

I practically RAN across the thrift store
to grab this fake topiary. Pathetic.
Hey - if you had a black thumb, 
it could have been YOU, too. 

Then when I grabbed it, my heart sank...
just a bit. When I noticed this:

Even though I love shabby, worn, rusty things...
I sometimes draw the line at broken things. 
Well, MOST broken things. 
I review them on a case by case basis.

Anyway, this topiary in its existing 
condition was not something 
I could proudly display as is. 

But...then again, the pot was not my favorite thing.

I decided to ask if they could reduce the price. 
When they said I could have it for FREE, I was a happy girl.

Why was I happy to get a broken fake topiary?
I had a much better pot waiting at home.
I little larger, rustic, authentic, not faux.

Tip: A faux topiary always looks better
in a REAL weathered terra cotta pot. :)


So I took a hammer to the 
broken pot and finished it off.
After freeing the styro form insert, 
I used the broken pieces to elevate the it, 
since the new pot is deeper.

I used even more pieces to wedge it 
in tightly, so it wouldn't wiggle around. 

The insert is a bit smaller 
diameter than the new pot. 

I stuffed some moss around 
the edges and piled more on top. 

It was free. It took three minutes to
take out my frustrations on a broken pot.
 A few more to stick the broken pieces
inside the new pot and plop some
moss on top. 

Now, if you squint really hard,
from a couple of rooms away, you might think
I have a green Loi Thai's

To see authentic, amazing topiaries at 
Tone on Tone, you can click HERE.

But for a black-thumbed gal in
a semi-arid town where topiaries are
scarce as hen's will work. For now.

Word for the Day:
Genesis 9:3
Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. 

And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

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Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Love what you did with your topiary!
We Texans have to make do with faux greenery when we can!
xxx, T.

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

awesome!what a fun topiari. I have actually killed all my indoor no green thumb over here either...

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love it! I don't have an indoor green thumb either...I love how you added the moss!

the cape on the corner said...

that first picture looked good to me, i'd never know it was fake. i'm rocking some fake plants in my home, and a couple of real ones. you gotta do what you gotta do!

Gypsy Heart said...

Excellent recycling, etc. :) Looks like it belonged there initially.


Honey at 2805 said...

It's great looking! Very snazzy! Thank you for sharing your creative touch with Potpourri Friday!