Monday, December 3, 2007

Extra plant space

No I am not posting this so you can see a messy closet. I copied this ideal from a blog I saw a year or more ago. Not sure whose blog it was but I thought it was a great ideal so I put up these shelves this fall and put some of my house plants on them.

Part of my problem with our house is that I don't have very good windows to put plants in front of. The front of the house faces east and only have two windows. One of them looks out on the porch so not enough light comes in for plants and the other is in the master closet. This one gets great light and is why I put the shelves up to take advantage of this.

The whole project cost about $50 and took about and hour to assemble. There is a metal bar on each side of the window that a bracket snaps into to. Then an 8 inch board sets on top of it. The window is 36 inches wide and the boards are 48. I was going to cut the extra off but decided that I could store extra pairs of shoes on the extra(you can never have enough room for shoes). Also the one orchid I have can't take the full sun from this window so it set to the side out of the sun. I will need to paint the boards but since no one see it but us I thought it could wait until next year.


Andrea's Garden said...

Good idea - at least you'll get to see the house plants in the closet. :-) We got them all over the house. Don't worry, I won't stop by to straighten the closet. (Had to say that) :-) Andrea

Dirty Fingernails said...

Clever Clever Cliff!! I need somewhere to put my overwinter plants. Although my closet has no room. I have taken it over with shoes! Just ask hubby, he had to move his stuff downstairs. Adorable puppy.

Bob said...

Happy Holidays to you guys. thanks for the gifts. I really like them. I have something headed your way. It well be there after the holidays.a
All the best to you both, Bob

lisa said...

It is said that necessity is the mother of invention, and you came up with a very good solution!