You all know I love to decorate with real plants (see this post for proof), but I’ll admit sometimes faux plants are just easier. I don’t know what it is about certain spots in my house, but it’s like this crazy black hole vortex that sucks gorgeous green plants up and spits up shriveled brown ones back out. It’s like the Mr.’s selective hearing when it comes to taking out the trash, except I have selective seeing and I just forget to water plants in certain areas of our house!
I dunno, whatever it is, I can’t seem to water a plant in my bathroom to save my life (let’s not dwell on the fact that the bathroom is the place that probably has the most water in the whole stinking house and this should be a no brainer). All the plants on the main floor are thriving, but I seem to kill everything upstairs. So, I have a little trick to share with you when you have to go faux.
I really wanted one of those beautifully simple arrangements that Pottery Barn does so well in all their catalogs where they feature a gorgeous glass vase with a few pretty green branches artfully floating in it. Except I have better things to do than cutting new branches every week and artfully arranging them, which would really just look like two twigs half drunk in a bowl if I attempted this (don’t ask me how I know, I just know).
If you too have this lack of branch arranging skills fear not! I picked up these green branches from Hobby Lobby for about $15 total. I had this glass vase sitting in a closet and I stuck the branches in it…they looked so lame. So I grabbed some potting soil that I had left over in the garage and stuck it in the vase, then I topped it with some landscaping rocks too. Boom! Total fake-out plus the rocks helped me arrange the branches exactly the way I wanted. No drunken or dead branches here, and it’s one less plant I need to worry about.
If you want to see more of my master bathroom you can check it out here.