Oh man, when I get on a kick, I really get on a KICK! Right now it happens to be sisal rope. I bought it on a whim one day at Lowe's, and decided to glue it onto a cookie sheet to make a tray. Remember that post? If not, you can read about it here. Then it was the ugly glass vase that was the victim (You can read about that one here). Well now I've got yet another object in my home that has fallen prey to the ol' glue gun and sisal combo: a plant. Ok, not the actual plant, but the thing it sits in. And if I'm being honest, it's a fake plant. It's something my mom gave me years back. She had it laying around her house, but being the new homeowner that I was, decided to gather things from her home to help me fill in mine. Gotta love that woman. So it sat atop my kitchen cabinets until the big kitchen makeover. Then I moved it onto a shelf in the dining room (working on that reveal next - hopefully will be my next post!). The dining room has gone through a MAJOR (and yes, all caps is necessary for this transformation - can't wait to show you!) makeover, and it's bright. While I think this plant is perfectly fine as is, I thought some sisal would make it fit our space better. And I was right. (Don'cha love it when that happens?!)
So now I have this cutie little sisal planter...
I wish the before were uglier, because it's really not like this is a major improvement or anything, but here it is...
See what I mean? Cute and actually very cool, with the hammered look and all, but hey, I've had this for 6+ years, and Mom had it for even longer, so it's not like the world would come to an end if I glued a little sisal on it, right? And let that be a lesson to you - if something is totally fine as is, but just doesn't grab you like you want it to, it's OK TO CHANGE IT. Kinda like ALL my dining room furniture. It was totally acceptable, but I wanted to change things up, so I did (eek, getting so excited to show you!). And I freaking L-O-V-E it now. Even my family, who thought I was a little lot crazy for painting a perfectly good room and every blessed piece of furniture in it, has agreed it looks better now. Never know until you try, right? And sometimes it's a major fail, but you'll never know until you take that chance. Especially, like in this case, the planter was free and not a treasured family heirloom or anything;). I love sisal, and sisal would pick up the burlap curtains, and sisal would pick up the seagrass rug, and sisal would be a brighter look. So sisal it is.
I took my glue gun, some glue sticks, and the sisal rope, and got to work.
Just add a few inches of glue, then lay some rope down. A few inches again. And again. If you do too much glue at once, it'll dry too quickly - you won't get the rope down in time - does that make sense? When you're all done, cut the rope and voila!
Quick little project, and fits much better in my dining room now. Hope to show you the full reveal VERY soon!