I didn’t add any traditional Easter or spring flowers, bunnies or Easter eggs to our house instead, I added beautiful house plants. Shocker, right? LOL… well I can’t stop.
Today’s post is all part of Marty’s (A Stroll Thru Life) Spring Home Tour series. I’m glad to be participating again. If you are coming from Rachel’s of This is our Bliss, then welcome to you. I love Rachel’s beautiful home with the added touches of florals and pink. Her home is definitely ready for spring.
Getting ready for spring with beautiful house plants
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I have added many plants over the winter and I’ve been trying to battle their bug infestations and growing issues which might sound awful but I rather enjoy taking care of them.
I have even gone so far as to ask my friend if I could bring my plants over to her house should we go on vacation. I just love having the greenery now and I think our cats enjoy having them too. Like I mentioned before I buy cat-friendly plants and if they aren’t I hang them. Although I do also have hanging plants that are cat-friendly.
Our living room
I recently added this calathea roseopicta to the coffee table and have discovered that it doesn’t like our tap water which is why the edges are a tad bit brown on the older leaves. Isn’t it pretty?
The below rattle snake plant on the end table also doesn’t like our tap water. I have gone as far as melting snow for them or buying water from the store to make sure it is fluoride free water.
I’m really obsessed with this little new flower pot I bought for the rattle snake plant. I originally wanted it in blue but it was sold out and now I’m glad it was because I wouldn’t have gone for the brown otherwise. Isn’t it cute and retro looking?
Plants I have added to our house lately:
The plant hanging in the window is a kangaroo paw footed fern in my easy macrame plant hanger. I moved the other hanging plants for now because the cat window to the catio has a draft and I think they didn’t like it.
And the below plant is a calathea cocinna in a planter I found at HomeGoods.
My new DIY ceiling light fixture
I actually just posted the tutorial on Tuesday even though I made the macrame light fixture weeks ago. Writing and editing videos takes me so long these days. It’s crazy!
I’m so happy with how it looks in the hallway.
Adding more plants to my shelving unit
I bought a hanging jute rope plant basket, added some macrame to the top to make it longer and added a big prayer plant (maranta leuconeura erythroneura). I also have some more plants on my shelving unit and am planning on adding more, don’t tell my daughter because she says it’s enough now.
The prayer plants are one of my favorites right now.
The shelving unit has served several different purposes lately. Since the kitchen is right there, I have stored different teas and things like that in the baskets but I also store some office items because the desk is right there as well.
Do you see the large rectangular basket on top of what looks like a blue large book? Well that’s actually my little printer and a basket that houses the printer paper. I love that you can’t tell what it is. The smaller baskets on the floor house my camera lenses. It’s a set of three baskets that can be used for so many different things.
I also love the new ottoman pouf that is replacing the old jean one I had there before. The old one was done and needed to go.
Changes to our dining room
Well there aren’t many changes except that I added more hanging planters and a macrame swing cat bed which Willy loves.
Just look at Willy, it’s definitely become his throne and non of the other cats are allowed in it. I wanted to make sure that it was the perfect windowsill height.
In the kitchen not much has changed because I love it as is. The only thing I added are some pilea peperomioides (chinese money plants).
Before Christmas I gave our bedroom a makeover with some new molding, fresh paint, bedding and artwork. Feels so so good!
Like I said before, I am dreaming of adding some ceiling beams to it yet too.
If you are new around here then you can check out the recent super affordable makeover I did to our bathroom. The vinyl tile only cost me a little under $100, add some paint and crown molding and you have a new look. I am so happy with it.
I hope you didn’t miss the traditional Easter bunnies and flowers and still see that I am ready for spring in my own way.
Now it is time to head on over to Jo-Anna’s of A Pretty Life to keep the tours going. Enjoy!
Some of my projects used in today’s spring tour