Thursday, February 24, 2011

Re-Homing A Housewarming Gift

When my husband and I bought our house, my sister and soon to be brother-in-law gave us a peace lilly as a housewarming gift. This little plant has had its ups and downs with me (I forget to water it sometimes) but it is still pulling strong!

It has been living in its original pot, complete with the plastic-y paper around it stinking out all sides. This drives me nuts because if I miss a little when I water it, the paper carries the water out and all over the floor. So I have been wanting to re-pot him for a while. The other day I was in Tar-jay to buy some ice cream when I saw these:
I have been wanting one for ages. And they are only a dollar! I love how I am on a dollar kick lately! Its a good kick to be on! So anyway, I knew right away that the little plant wanted to move into this. Rather than this nasty plastic bucket. Look how sad it looks!
Okay. So maybe it looks sad because I hadn't watered it in a week and it is in bad need of some pruning. But the bucket doesn't help! So after a very messy process of pulling it out of one pot and putting it into its new bucket...and some is what I got:
Yeah. Still a little sad. So I gave him some water and put him back where he belongs. The next morning, our little guy was wide awake and looking amazing! :)
There you have it. One dolla and a cute little plant makeover! We are very happy, he and I.


  1. The plant looks great in that cute bucket. I just bought those at Tarjay as well. A project is in the works with them. Gotta love Target!

  2. looks like the perfect glad you linked up to fridays unfolded.


    stuff and nonsense

  3. I love those buckets! Funny how simple and inexpensive things can look so pretty.

  4. I gotta get me over to chez tar-jay! That bucket is darling and your plant looks so proud now to be sitting in it. :-) Thanks so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday!