If you’re a Pinterest fanatic like myself, you’ve probably seen a few of these floating around the Blogosphere.
And now for a totally random aside. Something I’ve learned over the past year – never post the inspiration pictures on your blog post… even if you’re properly crediting the author. Some inexperienced (or just careless) Pinner will come along and pin your post with the other person’s picture. It’s a sad day when you see that your post has been pinned, but see on Pinterest that the user decided the inspiration picture was much better than your own version. I’ve stopped giving you the option. I’ll do my best to take good quality pictures for you to do the project justice.
But getting back to the point…
The Mister and I were wandering about an IKEA one day not too long ago and were inspired by their use of the GRUNDTAL hanging rod for hanging fresh kitchen herbs. Genius!
We bought 3 of them (although we’ve thus far only managed to hang up 2 out of laziness and the yet-to-be-determined necessity of a third) along with a few containers to be our planters and then allowed them to collect dust in a corner of the living room for about 3 months. Maybe longer.
Wanting to add a bit of freshness to the room before our landlord’s quickly approaching visit, I pulled out the level, drill, and a tape measure and got to work hanging these bad boys. I picked up a couple of plants (cilantro, rosemary, parsley, and basil) from Lowe’s and hung them in containers by hooks on the rod. In order to support the weight of the plants and various utensils, I used a plastic anchor for the screws to help hold the rods into place since I’m not entirely sure where the studs are on this plaster and lath wall.
We love it. And conveniently so did the landlord. Phew!