Who else is in love with the white ceramic trend? I’ve seen everything from animal busts to ice buckets in white ceramic in the past year, and I love each piece. The look is clean and simple, modern and minimalist. Right up my ally. When I started thinking about planting a windowsill container herb garden, I started trying to find white ceramic planters for my project. Guess what? They are PRICEY. Like, out of my budget pricey. (If your budget is bigger than mine, but still modest, check these planters. The white? I die. If I lived in an imaginary world with buckets of money, I’d cover an entire wall with these.)
I regrouped and decided I’d use large mason jars for my windowsill garden, and to get the look, I’d paint them white. Decision made and plan in hand, I made my way to my local greenhouse to pick out my herb plants. It’s a good thing I happened to stop to chat with one of the gardeners — the minute I explained my plan, she started shaking her head. Sadly, the mason jars wouldn’t offer the plants the required drainage AND they would be far too small. Plans dashed. (But I’m glad I checked. I would have been super bummed to have a windowsill of dead plants. Can you tell I do NOT have a green thumb?)
I started looking at the planters the greenhouse carried and quickly found some that I L-O-V-E-D. But at $14.99 each, the price point was headed in the wrong direction. Once again, my taste had outsized my budget. This happens a lot. I am incredibly reliable if you need someone to find the most expensive item in a room. Luckily, I’m DIY handy and can replicate most of the things I love but can’t afford.
What to do? Find the most cost-effective planter sold at my greenhouse and spend a little quality DIY time to make it look like what I wanted with a little leftover paint. I refuse to be thwarted by my budget.