Create Instant Hanging Shelves for Houseplants

Recently spotted from Byggstudio, a creative consultancy in Sweden: standard wooden trellises and DIY sawhorse tables display plants in a pop-up vintage plant shop (above).

Founded in 2006 by Hanna Nilsson & Sofia ōsterhus, Byggstudio opened a temporary vintage plant shop in the middle of Stockholm. The idea behind the instant shop is to exhibit and exchange secondhand plants and document their stories as they’re passed from owner to owner. Byggstudio collaborated with architects Markus BergstrŲm and Simon Jones to build the tiny shop with plant pots custom-made by ceramicists Linus Ersson and Andrea Djerf.

At Gardenista, we liked the hanging shelves in the window so much that we decided to sleuth out the perfect wooden trellis to recreate the look at home. Below are some ideas:

Above: The Riveted Diamond Trellis ranges from £7.99 to £21.99, depending on size, from Crocus in the UK. A US option is to use part of this Extendable Instant Fence; $22.95 from Amazon.


Above: To replicate the look, consider using Toner Hemp Cord in green; $8.99 for a roll of 400 feet at Amazon.

Above: An inexpensive classic is the terra cotta pot, Ikea’s Ronnbar Plant Pot is $5.99.

Thinking of recreating this look in your garden shed? See 142 images of Garden Sheds in our Remodelista‘s Gallery of rooms and spaces.


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Day R.
Day R4 years ago

Interesting idea... thank you!!!

Melania Padilla
Melania P5 years ago


Linda B.
Linda B.5 years ago

Interesting idea.

Ann B.
Ann B5 years ago

cool - thanks

Angie B.
Angela B5 years ago

Very cool ideas!!

Shin Takahashi
Shin Takahashi5 years ago

Good to see the nice ideas, thanks.

Beverly Morgan
Past Member 5 years ago

Very cool!

heather g.
heather g5 years ago

The construction is so poor here, one can't even hang heavier pictures. Hanging shelves would probably bring the ceilngs down. And, then there would be trouble !

Another thing I can't understand about why BC persists in poor construction - is that they say they are concerned about Hydro costs. Well, if people are too cold in winter, you spend a lot of money and energy on heat. In summer, the lack of proper insulation makes much of the housing unbearably hot - so again money and energy are wasted in an attempt to make the indoors bearable.

They don't even realize that cutting the wrong costs add to ongoing high expenses further don't road. Either short-sighted or just plain cheap - or both !

Phillipa W.
Phillipa W5 years ago

thanks. LOOKS nice, but I don't think it's for me

Sherry Cushman
Sherry C5 years ago

those racks are not very strong