Anyone have a giant blank space in their home that is just screaming to be dressed up??? Well I HAD one in my dining room and I came up with a super easy, quick and cheap way to make it fancy! Here’s how I did it!
I started with a 1×12 cut down to three pieces at 14″. If you do not have a saw you can have your local hardware store make the cuts for you!
Finally, I purchased three hose clamps! You can get these at your local hardware store. It is very important that you get the vases first so that you can get the right size hose clamp. Take a vase in with you and pick the size hose clamp that fits your vase. My vases are 6.5″ in diameter so I bought the 5.5″-6.5″ size.
Now for the construction:)
I applied one coat of Rust-Oleum Sunbleached stain to each board. This is a fun stain to use because it gives the look of worn wood. The Rust-Oleum stains dry so fast and they don’t smell near as harsh as others!
I used a hammer and nail to pop holes between the spaces like Whitney did for her Mason Jar Key Hook. I opted to secure the hose clamp with two screws because my vases are large and a bit heavy. ***This is a larger hose clamp so the metal is a little thicker. After I spread the spaces out with the nail, I twisted them apart with needle nose pliers and it made the process very quick and easy!***
Follow up with a pretty candle or flowers and that’s it!!
Yes, they are VERY secure. I have had them up for about a week now and they will not budge even when I try!
Cost break down: $20 for all 3
~Hose Clamps: $1.50 each
~Vases: $4.97 each (will vary depending on the vase you choose)
~Boards: $free! I used scrap wood. A 1×12 at the hardware store will run you around $8!
Even if you have to purchase the 1×12, $30 is a LOT of BANG for your BUCK;)
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