POTS OF STYLE
Make a planter with a mid-century vibe
We made: A mid-century style planter out of two stacked ceramic bowls – the smaller bowl is the base and the larger bowl holds the plant.
To make: Stick the bowls together using a strong glue suitable for ceramics, such as Gorilla Grip. Apply glue generously around the rim of the base of the larger bowl, and press down firmly onto the upturned smaller bowl. Leave to dry. Choose a plant that doesn’t require much drainage. Line the bottom of the planter with a thin layer of pebbles, and then cover with a layer of activated charcoal before adding potting mix. The charcoal will help absorb any excess water in the soil and avoid root rot.
The details: Bormioli Rocco Toledo bowls $24.99 and $19.99 from Briscoes, briscoes.co.nz; Elle trestle marble console $2636 from Soren Liv, sorenliv.com; crystal $15 from Greenpoint Studios, greenpoint.co.nz; glass jewellery bowl in Tea $189 from Meadowlark, meadowlark.co.nz; tall ceramic vase $37.90 and Kristina Dam three-legged bowl $165, both from Capricho, capricho.co.nz; Mr Rogers Rakaia River painting $480 from My Exhibition, myexhibition.co.nz; wall painted in Resene ‘Pearl Lavender’.