I can check house plants off my wish list - at least for the time being. You may remember from this post I was inspired to get a couple after seeing so many wonderful images of house plants on pinterest. The aloe vera is a little sad looking but I have this weird guilt complex about putting back anything once living that I pick up - say a bruised apple, if I pick it up I just don't have the heart to reject it simply because of it's minor imperfection. Well, as you can imagine plants are even worse because they are actually alive. So I ended up with the worst looking aloe vera of the bunch. The other is generically labeled a "tropical plant," because I got these at the grocery store, and not a nursery, which is why they will inevitably die here in a few weeks. (self-fulling prophecies and a weird guilt complex - i hope there are no psychologists reading this post!) So I guess here are the before pictures of my plants! I am still hoping to get the Calamondin tree that Little Rus suggested for me but I shall see how these fair in the coming weeks first.
The painted pots are such an easy DIY!