Verdant Workshop is a small business created by Nicolette, a stay-at-home wife and mother to three furry babies. A love of reading blogs, writing and photography paired with a creative spirit makes the jump to being a blogger an easy one. Here you will find projects you can do at home (maybe with things in your garage, attic or shed!) and inspiration for taking on that project you’ve been meaning to get to.
Verdant Workshop is the place where I can showcase DIY projects I’m working on, display fun vintage finds, share recipes from my kitchen and just generally be a creative outlet.
I’ve long been a treasure hunter. My grandmother and mother both instilled in me the love of a good yard sale, and support from other strong women in my life has encouraged me to teach myself to sew, crochet, embroider and never fear tackling a new challenge – be it a craft or using oil paint for the first time. I have a particular passion for milk-glass, and hobnail thanks to starting a collection to display on the tables of my wedding. I’m influenced by French countryside style, as well as New England Colonial furnishings. You will likely be able to pick these out of the things I showcase.
I’m a sucker for a copper patina and chippy paint.
I want to show everyone who reads this blog that you can do a lot with a little. Spend a little, work a little, and come out with something beautiful for your home that is tailored just for you. This might be in the form of a craigslist find, paired with some elbow grease to become a treasured furnishing. Maybe some herb seeds, water, sun and patience to become the fresh flavor in a recipe.
Verdant, just another word for lush greenery, is one that has special meaning for me. It evokes the bright greens of spring and meadows heavy with flowers. When working I envision myself in a Workshop with big windows and hanging plants – but for now I’ll settle for my small, gray basement space. I plan to make a lot out of this little place – so should you!