Hi guys! Did you have a great holiday weekend? I sure hope so. I worked, but it was a nice weekend anyhow.
As I was strolling through Ikea the other day and came across the Asker kitchen wall storage system, which is on rails. While I have no interest in a rail storage system for my kitchen, I spotted the ceramic pot which they displayed holding a plant and some holding pens and utensils.
Mud Puppy Ceramics & Pigeon Toe Ceramics
The ceramic pot immediately conjured up images of planters from Mud Puppy Ceramics and Pigeon Toe Ceramics, which are both handmade, beautiful, and cost considerably more than the $7.99 Ikea pot. The Ikea Asker pot was perfect for plants since it already had a drainage hole at the bottom. I also picked up three matching succulents there..I have had such good luck with most of their plants.
I planted the succulents in the same manner that I planted the ones in the dish, then hung them staggered on the wall. The wall is at the end of full-length windows, and I have never really been sure what to put there.
It’s a fun little Ikea-hack. Now I just have to find something to put on the floor under them. I had a chair, but it didn’t look quite right. Maybe a table like this one..which would match the side table I bought previously.
via World market
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I love this idea. I may just have to get some on my next trip to Ikea! what a great clean look! thanks for sharing
the cape on the corner
i looove me some succulents, and these look great like this! if ikea wasn’t 45 minutes away, i’d go grab me some plants. i know it isn’t far, but just for some plants it is. i have 2 plants i got there 4 years ago that are still going strong. and they were only a dollar! can’t beat that!
Jenn L @ Peas and Crayons
I have these too! Though I can’t commit to how to display them. I’ve had them almost a year and they are still in their packaging just waiting for some mondo decor inspiration to strike! lol =) I agree about the rail system — not sure it’s for me! the greens totally POP! <3
Love this idea…I’ve been wanting to try some succulents!
I would love for you to link it up to my party that is running now. Any linky goes.
Come strut your stuff.
Jessa love Ikea and love your plant wall – totally cool wall art! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase. I am a little behind commenting – as I have featured this last week. Hope you are enjoying your weekend ~ Stephanie Lynn
I love the idea of hanging succulents on the wall, in the Ikea Asker pots, but I have one question: since the Asker pots have drainage holes at the bottom, how can you prevent water draining through the holes, when you water them? I know that succulents need little watering, still water might drain and stain the wall.
I just take them off the wall to water the succulents. And then I wait an hour or two to make sure the excess water is completely drained. I only water them every two weeks, so it’s really no big deal. Thanks for visiting!
Looks beautiful!! Kinda a dumb question, but I wanted to ask you how you hung them on the wall? I have a couple of these planters but am not sure of the best way to mount them directly on the wall and still be able to remove them for watering.
Thanks Kat! I used nails that are built to hang heavier items. They are black with a gold colored head. That wall is plaster, so not your typical dry wall. But they hang well.
i want to buy six of these but can’t find them anywhere that delivers to sydney australia help,
trying to buy six of these pots but are unable to find them anywhere that delivers to sydney australia help!