Oh hey, how is your week going? Today, I wanted to share a few pics of my kitchen, and my DIY metal botanical wall.
We love our apartment in San Francisco, and the kitchen definitely has a vintage vibe, with its original brick wall. It also opens to the patio, and I wanted this room to have a bit of a “greenery vibe” and make a smooth transition with our “outdoor” extra room – the patio where we spend so much family time.
I had pinned this image a while back, and this one; and I had this white, unused wall in my kitchen, and somehow, I couldn’t figure out if a painted color wall was the right choice here. And then it hit me : a vertical memo/mood board, a corner where I could “curate” a nature board! So here is how I made my DIY botanical kitchen wall.
What you need :
● A roll of galvanized steel wire garden fence – they are different fence heights to choose from; choose the right height for your wall; I took the 5 feet one.
● Metal cutting pliers – these ones are similar to the ones I use.
● A hammer
● Wire, S hooks, or wooden clothespins to attach your items to the metal structure.
● Cut the desired width of wire fence needed to cover your wall with the metal cutting pliers.
● Using a hammer, secure the fence with the the galvanized staples. Space the staples throughout the wall (I stapled them every 30 centimeters or so).
● Add elements to your wall : I put some vintage skirt hangers and wooden clipboards [to display vintage botanical lithographs, a small French vintage barber mirror, some velvet ribbon, some drying herbs, and using flower water tubes, a couple of green branches.
I love how my botanical vertical wall complements the rest of my kitchen, with the wallpapered dining area. I added a teal velvet curtain, and painted some basic curtain rods and clips in brass spray paint.
Happy DIYing and happy Spring! Xo, Si-