Because of my slight obsession with houseplants, I’ve had to get creative with places to put all of my plant charges. In the interest of sharing and supporting your plant obsession, allow me to share my tips and tricks for squeezing more plants into your home.
Kitchen Plant Shelves
This is an easy project if you know someone with a jig-saw (hi dad!). I had some scrap wood that I used for a plank shelf project, and just used a paper template and pencil to draw the scallop/clover shape. Once my dad cut the pieces, I stained the boards in my usual haphazard fashion – when you’re going for shabby chic, you can fully embrace imperfections. When that dried, I put some Vaseline along some of the edges (again, super haphazardly). This is to keep the paint in the next step from fully adhering. I used white chalk paint for the top layer. Once that dried, I wiped off the sections with the Vaseline, which revealed bits of the stained wood underneath. Now you have a nice salvaged-wood look.
I drilled two pilot holes along the back edge of the shelf. After clearing out everything from the effected cabinets, my helpful husband held the shelves in place while I drilled from the inside of the cabinet. I just used regular wood screws (the kind with the star drill bit because I can’t seem to not strip every other kind of screw).
I probably wouldn’t put anything up that’s super heavy, but they’ve been holding up small planters like a champ. If you make 4 shelves, that’s 4 more plants you can buy!