Hi Friends, I have a fun and super easy tutorial to share this week. A few weeks ago I bought three of the IKEA ANVANDBAR hanging plant holders to add to a corner in one of my guest rooms/office. I’m a total plant lady so when I saw these hanging plant holders at IKEA I knew that I had to have them. The only problem was that they were really plain. So I decided to spruce them up and add my own flair. I also found out that they were too long for my space when I hung them so I came up with a super easy way to make them shorter.
IKEA ANVANDBAR Hanging Plant Holder
This is what they look like out of the box. They are high quality for the price (I paid $12.99 each). My only issue was that they are kind of boring since the entire thing is basically a creme color. I think that they would work well as is in a space that is totally neutral or if there was a statement wall behind them. My room is tan though so they would just blend in and get lost.
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IKEA ANDVANDBAR Hanging Plant Holder Hack
I decided to use acrylic paint and wood stain to add color to each of the wood beads. Below are the colors that I used. I purchased them at Michaels but you can also buy these paints from Amazon and many other stores that sell craft supplies. I’ve even seen them at Walmart. For the stain color I used Early American stain.
To make it easier to paint mine I hung them on the light in my dining room. If you can find a place to hang them it’ll be a lot faster to paint since none of the sides are touching a surface. After I got them hung I separated each of the wood pieces so that there was enough space in between to paint the tops and bottoms of each piece.
Starting at the top and working my way down, I painted or stained each wood piece. It was easy to paint but you have to be patient when you get to the balls at the bottom. For these you have to paint part of the ball, let it completely dry, spin it around and then paint the other side.
Below is a picture of the plant holders drying and the three pots that I bought from Big Lots. I actually ended up using a different pot than the one on the left but it was still from Big Lots. I buy all of mine there because you can’t beat the prices!
I used these ceiling hangers to hang the plant holders. They were super easy to install! Each hanger can hold up to 50 lbs which is way more than I needed.
I love how it fills the space and how they match the curtains. It brings some life into the room and will help with the indoor air quality too!
They were a bit too long for my space so I tied knots at the top to shorten them. If you needed to take more length off you could always cut the yard down. For reference, my ceilings are 9′.
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What colors would you paint yours?