I love the Plants as Curtains look and have been wanting to create a plantalones screen in the kitchen that would allow light in but keep neighbors eyes out. For a while, I was digging the glass shelves idea seen here, but our windows don’t allow for that with their molding (PLUS) and juxtaposition to our armoir (minus). My friends have heard me verbally and lazily plot this idea for years, and this weekend we finally took the short steps necessary to bring this idea into fruition.
While I was useless and clutching this to my tummy-ache, my handsome/able-bodied/non-cramp-having husband did the dirty work.
1- Measure and locate the center of the window using a measuring tape. 2- Measure 10-12″ inches out from the wall, give or take depending on the width of your plant. 3- Screw a ceiling swag hook into the ceiling. If you have a drop ceiling or can’t locate a stud, you’ll need to use a spring toggle wing (it opens up to be a T-shape) as shown in this kit.
We started with these two plants from the sunroom in my parent’s sold D.C. home, and we’ll keep adding to create a more dense and lush look to the wall. It’s a great green start to a kitchen that has plants as curtains!
Meg Allan Cole is a prominent name in the DIY and crafting world, and this quirky blonde Brooklynite is usually seen wielding a glue gun in one hand and a rescue dog in the other. Often dubbed ‘The Brooklyn Martha”, Meg has been creating DIY videos since the very first DIY network, Threadbanger, aired on the internet in 2006. Since then, she has been a DIY home and lifestyle blogger, and has created videos for Etsy, Curbly, MAKE, The Knot, Martha Stewart, and she now proudly makes weekly videos for HGTV’s YouTube channel, HGTV Handmade.