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Air Plants and Vintage Drawer Pulls

Been loving the new chalk board wall in the family area of our home.  On Mother’s day I came down and was surprised to see my husband has also found his inner artist.

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Notice the newest residents of the chalk board in the upper right corner…. AIR PLANTS!

I have been scouring the house looking for the perfect place to put some.  There are some beautiful air plant terrariums out there but I was hoping to keep this idea low-budget.  I found a great Etsy shop also located in California called CTS Airplants  which had exactly the plants I was looking for at very reasonable prices.  They had a great little pack of Mini Tillandsia and it arrived in just a couple of days.  During a spur of the moment trip to Restore and Rework earlier in the month I was on a hunt for any type of old hardware that would serve as a good home for tiny air plants.  Of course I found some!  I introduced the two to one another and here’s the result:

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A perfect marriage between vintage copper handles and tiny 2 inch air plants.  I screwed the drawer pulls directly onto the chalk board and slid the plants right in to their cozy new homes.  Every few days I spray the plants with some water and they are happy!  Another project added to my own list of vintage revivals.

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