Why a re-purposed coffee table?
I chose to do a table because I have been experimenting a lot with paint and furniture. The table presented itself and I decided it would be a good idea to paint the table a darker color so as not to take away any attention from the plants.
|Glass removed for a clearer look at the plants below.|
How long did it take to make it and how many plants did you use?
It took me about 3 days to complete the project. I used around 42 plants.
|Side view of the bottom level.|
How exactly did you make it?
I took the table apart, sanded, painted and clear coated it. Then I cut a hole in the center, added brackets for the glass and put the glass in. I took two planters, put colored live moss around the borders and planted them up. I also added rope lights to give it a little shine. (And, maybe some more clear coat just to be safe!) The table is roughly 3' x 2 1/2' and the glass is 1'x2')
|Rope lights give this table a little sparkle!|
What are some of the plants you used and why?
I used varities of Hawortha, Aloe, Echeveria, Crassula, Aeonium & Falcaria.
I was able to use the Aloe & Echeveria as large centerpieces in which to create the designs around.
|Side view of table.|
What are your favorite succulents?
My favorite succulents would have to be the air plants " Tillandsia Juncifolia RED"
I enjoy air plants the most because of their ability to grow outside of dirt. I can use them in many of my crafting projects, really making them to come to life.
What are the most difficult succulents to work with?
I would say that the Aloe, Cactus & Haworthia because they are very prickly and always get you right in the most sensitive places, like under your fingernail.
Why or what do you love about working at MCG?
I think my favorite part of working at MCG is the dirt, just kidding. I love the fact that there are just a small group of us who are able to grow and ship such large amounts of plants to people who truly enjoy gardening.
|Cassie, our featured staff member for week 4.|