Weekend whimsy: IKEA hack for air plants

I caved and went to the evil blue and yellow home goods giant. You see, I’m on this air plant/tillandsia kick and I can’t stop coming up with ways to display these little suckers (that won’t kill them this time).

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I love the whole floating shelf idea. I searched the Web and didn’t find many options for air plants, but spotted this gorgeous contender from Faddis Design:

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First of all, majorly cool that Faddis Design is a “philanthropy advocate and artisan goods producer.” However, the shelf in the picture costs $120 and is sold out. Bummer.

So I found myself wandering the weekend crowd clad aisles of IKEA in search of a similar alternative. I looked in their wall shelving department but didn’t see much. The shelves were either too wide or had to be mounted in a major-wall-destruction fashion that would cause the hubs to have serious twitching episodes. Just when I thought IKEA had failed me, the Ribba picture ledge appeared like an oasis in my Swedish desert.

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It’s ridiculously easy to install, my friends. Just find your studs (and I’m not referring to Ryan Gosling- meow), drill 2 screws, add some moss (I picked up a bag for $3 at Lowes), and arrange your air plants on top. DONE!

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Love is in the air plant (and apparently, at IKEA).

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Happy Sunday!

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8 thoughts on “Weekend whimsy: IKEA hack for air plants

  1. You are hilarious! I love your writing. Woke up this morning and wanted to read your other posts first thing! Soopah stuff!

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