Monday, June 02, 2014

Still on the (Fig) Wagon

The fiddle leaf fig plant.  It seems like it's been so over done, but I can't quit it. 

We finished renovating our house 10 months ago.  That's how long my first fiddle leaf fig plant lasted.  Which is a miracle for an indoor plant killer like me.

The end began in February when it dropped about 15 leaves in one day.


That sad little north-facing bay window gets very little sun.  So I set out to replace it with something else.  I visited Lowe's, Home Depot and a fancy indoor plant nursery.  Nothing, nothing and very very pricey.

And then I went to IKEA where I found that fig in the first place.


Hallelujah!  And the price.  The price!  $14.99 to bring one home.  I spend more than $14.99 on a bunch of flowers that last a week if I'm lucky.  So I found the smallest one and threw it in the car.

Yes, it was the smallest.  For 14.99.  I still can't believe it.

Before // After

It may not last another 10 months, but for that price, I'm willing to try.

Finding a pot in the basement helps change things up, too.  I might spray paint it gold...  To match the kitchen chandelier??!!

So, for now, I'm still on that bandwagon.  It works for me.  And $14.99 works for my husband, too.

1 comment:

  1. I feel like I want to steal EVERY design tip or idea you have!! Love IKEA.