Those beautiful green tiles in the kitchen have been doing my head in since day dot.
Yesterday I decided I couldn't stand having the Morning Fresh and Chux on display anymore so went on a nesting spree and put everything into baskets under the sink.
I was left with these green nightmare tiles.
Then I had an idea, maybe, just maybe, some plants would make the tiles look slightly better.
I'm still not convinced it's worked entirely but it's a start, ripping out the tiles is an option but I honestly can't be bothered for now.
I planted herbs in the grey planter boxes and the succulents have stayed in their little black containers.
There were no small planter boxes at Bunnings for the succulents and I wanted to break up the grey so settled for wrapping twine around the boxes.
1. I realised later that there are 2 smooth edges on the succulent boxes and 2 indented edges. If you face the smooth edge out it looks better.
2. I used normal twine from Bunnings ($5 for 100 mts) and just stuck the end down with cello tape, (face the cello tape side to the back) then started wrapping. It was fiddly at first especially with my numb fingers but it didn't take long to do at all.
3. Use Dynamo fertiliser in the blue and white bag to top up the planter boxes, that's what one of the nursery ladies recommended to me.
4. Ask the nursery people if it's ok to plant your herbs together. So, if you want to plant basil with mint ask first, some herbs don't go together and some herbs 'take over'.
What designing-disguising ideas do you have/have you executed?
Any tips for growing herbs in doors?
Do you guys think I should re do the grouting in black?!