Kitsch in the Kitchen

Mandy Pfeifer
by Mandy Pfeifer
3 Materials
3 Hours
With another ugly space to disguise - It was chicken wire and fake foliage to the rescue again. Watch how I create a flower wall in my kitchen!
A very ugly space I think you'll agree. Don't yet have a budget for a full kitchen makeover. I do however have chicken wire and fake flowers to make something pretty to look at until I win the Lottery.

Out with the chicken wire- which can be cut with sharp kitchen scissors. Mind the spiky edges! I tacked the wire onto the wall with U staples.
I clipped the stalks off the fake flowers leaving just an inch or two to attach to chicken wire.
I cut the bit next to the mirror off at the end as the balance looked off to me.
The large leaves filled in the gaps quickly. I get 12 on Ebay for £1.45
Here is the detail close up. How pretty?
I am done for now but I may well add fairy lights later on. Now it's not such an ugly space after all! I Hope you like it.
Suggested materials:
  • Chicken wire   (Screwfix £10 for 10 metre roll)
  • U staples   (poundshop)
  • Fake Flowers and leaves   (Ebay (from 10p each))
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  • Henry Houdini Pug Harvie Henry Houdini Pug Harvie on Sep 23, 2017
    pretty but how do you clean it?

  • Barb Barb on Sep 23, 2017
    Shades of Hildy from Trading Spaces on HGTV years ago. Don't you worry about the grease from the kitchen?

  • Kqsa Kqsa on Sep 23, 2017
    Don't they get awfully dusty plus greasy? I think the painted chicken wire is enough of texture.

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  • Mandy Pfeifer Mandy Pfeifer on Oct 09, 2017
    Thank you Dixiemelody!

  • I have a Huge mirror in my bathroom that is kinda funked up at the top. This idea of yoirs for your ugly space is an outstanding idea!! I can't wait. (I was thinking of a frame or hanging fake potted plants, this combines the two for me!). Thanks! I will try to remember to take some pictures.