Condo Blues: 10 Green Decorating and Craft Projects

Monday, March 16, 2009

10 Green Decorating and Craft Projects

I’m searching around the Condo and the Internet for ideas on what to write about for St. Patrick’s Day. I have the Scotch-Irish bloomers that I made for a show. Not historically accurate by any means, but still fun way to hide my unmentionables in case my skirt flew up during a fast and vigorous Scottish Country Dance turn during the show.


I can’t believe I just showed my underwear to you people!

(Granted it’s underwear that goes over my underwear but it’s still underwear.)

But as the subject of a whole blog post - meh.

I think I’ll take it another way and
be lazy
do a recap of some the green (literal) and green (figurative) things we have around The Condo because I like to decorate with both types of green.

1. I made chew toys for Blitzkrieg’s dog cousin Chopper from scrap fabric. I’m also responsible for his festive t-shirt.


2. Blitzkrieg has he own green blanket I made from a cast off baby blanket and paw print scarves.


3. My first attempt at organic gardening! Sadly it doesn’t look this nice anymore. I replanted a couple of diseased plants and they spread pestilence throughout the garden bed . However, on the bright side, this year I get to completely redo the flower beds and make them 100% organic.


4. A green/green project. I repainted and recovered these old doctor’s office chairs that Husband had in his bachelor apartment. The chairs now sit on our front porch.


5. Organic gardening gone right. Once I figured out the nuances, I got a bunch of tomatoes from the plants growing in my upside down tomato planter .


6. Another double green project. The light fixture in my craft room I made from old stemware!


7. Don’t forget my green/green burlap rice bag turned shopping tote bag . I was so happy to find a good reuse for those old faded green curtains.


8. Something I see everyday – the green tissue paper wallpaper behind my desk in my computer room!


9. A row of green halogen desk lights on top of these bookshelves works as energy efficient overhead lighting in my computer room. Our builder didn’t install junction boxes in the ceiling of this room. This was a much easier fix. Cheaper too because I scored these sweet lights on sale at Target.


10. Lastly, Husband’s childhood Mego Hulk stands guard over the washer and dryer in the laundry room. He’s green/green too because I decorated the laundry room with what I already had. Yes, it looks like a dorm room but fun for visiting kids.


Now if only I could convince those visiting kids to do a load a laundry while they’re at it….

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Willo said...

I love it! The light fixture is absolutely brilliant!

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CG said...

What brilliant suggestions!! Thanks for stopping by my blog today! Love your puppy pics!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh your dog is so adorable. And the fact that you named a dog Blitzkrieg... you have to be one of the coolest people in the world, m'love. Ahhhh! And cute bloomers. =P


Ali said...

Love the burlap rice bag!

Almost Mrs Average said...

This is brilliant - which is why I've got a special award waiting for you over at my rubbish blog. When you find it, please feel free to polish and share :-D x

keiki gifts said...

Love everything in your green post! Thanks so much for your inspiring ideas and submitting your post to my craft carnival!

Coco said...

How fun & creative!! Your dog is adorable - looks like he is posing for a picture!! Also love the burlap rice bag.

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