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Gretchen Fullido Makes a DIY Plant Console At Home

It's a simple DIY project any Plantita can do!

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Photography: courtesy of Gretchen Fullido

TV Patrol anchor and model Gretchen Fullido is one of the latest celeb #plantitas we’ve encountered, and her home is slowly turning into a jungalow with her growing collection of potted ornamental plants.

READ: Celeb Green Thumb - Gretchen Fullido

So it doesn’t come as a surprise that this budding green thumb built a plant console for her plant babies. The console is a simple, DIY affair made out of wooden planks and glass blocks. It’s a pretty clever way to display your indoor plants without the pots cluttering up your floor; and the play of different heights can add visual interest to a blank wall.


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“One of my best friends, Lesley Co, is my interior designer. She helped me in all aspects of this house, including my plant console under the TV,” Gretchen shares. “I showed her a photo of where I got the idea and we planned our project step by step. Given that I already had so many plants at home, the important thing was how to arrange them properly, and what other items I should include in the display.” Here’s how she did it.


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HOW TO:

1. Get your materials. “I bought two pieces of eight-foot-long wooden planks—thickness was about 1-1/2 inches—that cost around P2,400 each.” She also bought 12 pieces of glass blocks with two different designs that cost only P88 each. Gretchen procured these materials from a local home depot.

2. Have a woodworker cut and finish to size. “I had my friend Jeremiah Olano who is a contractor cut and finish my wood slabs from eight feet to seven feet each,” Gretchen says. “We picked a natural stain so that the wood grain or haspe will still be seen.”

3. Balance it. Simply stack the glass blocks and planks one on top of the other. Remember to space the glass blocks out properly, to get the right balance. Gretchen decided not to permanently fix the planks onto the glass blocks. “Because it’s not fixed, we were very careful in balancing it.”

4. Mix in decorative objects for added interest. The shelves were then filled with Gretchen’s potted monstera, spathiphyllum, sanseveria, and other ornamental plants, but she jazzed up the spaces in between with decorative accessories.

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“I added unique and eye-catching pots and a mini-greenhouse, as well as a pineapple I bought in Bali, a wooden storage box, some books, and other pots that I will use for future plants,” Gretchen explains. “Everything that I put on the console has some sentimental value, or a special story that becomes a conversation piece when my family and friends visit.”

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