Yesterday I started to put my new shelving unit together for the indoor garden then I realized I wanted to paint that room.
The trailerstead has cheap old paneling and it is a medium brown color. I bought black metal shelves, and will use flat black pots. I stopped the assembly process and started painting the walls a pale gray-green, close to our sagebrush in color.
Got about halfway through with the paint job, and already like it much better. I am okay with the paneling texture, and the pale gray-green sets off the black. I took one of my plants in there and the brighter green shows well against the neutrals.
I started on the wall where I will put the first shelving unit, so after it dries I will assemble the shelves before I get back to painting. I really want that box of parts out of the way.
There are 2 small black hanging shelves next to the closet, one holds gray art glass and one with a black and white photo of a Pacific beach. I removed all paintings, the 3 shelving units will cover those walls. I will mix in a bit of art glass with the plants since they show very well under lights and are beautiful on that kind of neutral background. I think I will have Home Depot cut several 2x10x10 pieces of wood as tiny display stands for stability on the wire shelving. I can finish them. If I want a piece to sit higher, I can stack 2 or 3 of the boards.
Today I assembled the shelves and put them in place. I took garlic chives and onion chives in. Yay! I continued painting but didn’t finish. I am done for today, time for dinner and to start bread rising.
I have not chosen my edibles yet, more fun to come.
I am enjoying my little indoor gardening project. It will now be a room used every day instead a storage room opened every week or three.