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My kitchen DIY botanical wall

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.

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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.

Galvanized staples

● A hammer

● Wire, S hooks, or wooden clothespins to attach your items to the metal structure.

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Steps:

● 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.

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Above : A lovely French vintage barber mirror scouted on Etsy, and below, some ceramic hanging vessels for my air plants. 

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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.

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Happy DIYing and happy Spring! Xo, Si-

 

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8 thoughts on “My kitchen DIY botanical wall

  1. What a stunning kitchen. I love the chalkboard, and the hanging monkey also really attracted my attention. The greenery makes the room look so fresh and inviting.

  2. It looks great, and somehow the thin metal grid really complements the line drawings of your tropical wall.
    Is the pants hanger for holding recipes? My kid did that the other day–so clever.
    All your herbs drying make me feel guilty. I should do the same now, because they will grow back quickly.

  3. Thank you so much for sharing. We have been obsessed with botanical print wallpaper. I have not seen any with such detail and various exotic animals. It truly is one of the most beautiful that I have seen. Bravo!

  4. Totally love the mural wallpaper! Despite its drama, it doesn’t overwhelm the space.
    The fencing-turned-moodboard is very clever. Have you got any tips for hanging that for wall surfaces other than sheet rock? Our walls are concrete, finished in diamond plaster—very lovely and sturdy, but hanging things is a pain. :-)

  5. Wow! Your kitchen looks amazing! The wallpapered wall is really stunning and your DIY botanical wall compliments it really well. A great idea of yours. xx

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