DIY Vertical Planter

in , , by Julie Nichols, August 13, 2017
Hi friends how are you?  Today I am sharing how you can add color to your wall with flowers. 
When the fluorescent ballasts burned out on our outdated kitchen light fixture I thought this would be a good time to update our kitchen lighting with a new barn light. After my husband took down the old light fixture I took it apart and made a vertical planter.


I also repurposed the acrylic sheet from the light fixture into a whiteboard.  If you are interested you can go here to see how I made that.



Here is the fluorescent light fixture before. It hung in the middle of our kitchen and had four fluorescent light bulbs inside it.


Varathane Wood Stain in Weathered Gray

Valspar Color Sample Paint the color I used is called Satinado.



First I cleaned the box with soap and water and then gave it a light sanding to get all the grease off. Then I wiped off the dust from the sandpaper and applied the stain with a foam brush. 
I used a rag to apply the stain.

After the stain dried..... I painted over it with the latex paint. After the paint dried... I sanded the whole piece. Then I attached a large Saw Tooth picture hanger to the back and hot glued a piece of burlap to the back edges of the box.

I hung three antique mason jars filled with Rhododendrons cut from my yard. The jars are hanging on S hooks.  Some mason jars do have handles.  Did you know you can purchase stainless steel wire hangers from Amazon?   These wire hangers are made to fit most mason jars. 

On occasion, I've hung fake flowers on the vertical planter.  Amazon has a good selection.  I am thinking of hanging a preserved boxwood wreath on it.  Wouldn't that look pretty?  I found these at Antique Farmhouse 

I added the driftwood sign (made by me) to the top.  You can read how I made the sign here  No Sweat Driftwood Sea Sign


I am in love with this makeover.  I can change out the flowers with the season, plus I love how the flowers look on the wall.

I also use my vertical planter in the dining area of our home to hang herbs from. I love having fresh herbs on hand when cooking.  So what do you think of having a vertical planter in your home?  I think they are pretty neat!  


XO Julie

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  1. So clever & I love the flowers on the wall! Blessings, Cecilia

  2. Very pretty wall vases Julie! Thanks for sharing at Catch as Catch Can


  3. I love this idea!!!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!



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