I started redesigning my studio back in March, thinking I would be finished within six weeks. Ha! Here it is, early June, and I’ve only just now “finished.” And I use that term loosely. I have a lot more to do in this room, but once it gets its final cleaning, it will at least be clean, colorful, happy and functional!
While I work on getting the last odds and ends put away, I thought I would give you one more teaser before posting the final pictures. Here is one of my favorite additions to the room:
I saw this idea for mason jar herb gardens on Facebook some time ago and loved it. I already had three beautiful depression glass saucers sitting in my cupboard, collecting dust. I bought a blue one to complete the “rainbow” and am so pleased with how beautiful they look in the sun. However, this picture was taken a month ago and the herbs don’t seem to be faring particularly well. The dill is droopy, the mint is looking sickly (and how can you possibly kill resilient mint?) and the parsley is going to seed. Any tips on what to do? Have any of you tried this method? (I do have the bottom quarter of the jars filled with gravel for sufficient drainage, so I don’t think watering is the problem.)
Finally, the piece de resistance of the studio:
This was something I envisioned from the very beginning – something I thought would be necessary for me to see every single day. This video shows the first step of this project – cutting out the wood pieces on my friend’s CNC.
Can you guess what it is?