Industrial Chic Sconce

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!

I found three vases that I LOVED at Wal-Mart for $4.97 each!  You can find vases anywhere so just get what you like for the price you like!

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!

Before attaching the hose clamps, I attached the wall mounts to the back of the boards.

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!***

After you puncture holes, follow-up with screws to attach to the hose clamp to each board.  I placed my hose clamps 4″ from the bottom of the boards.

After I secured the boards to the wall WITH anchors, I slid the vase through the hose clamp and tightened it with a screwdriver.

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!

Giant, blank wall no more!

 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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  1. Amanda on October 22, 2013 at 9:46 am

    How thick are the 1×12 board?

  2. Lisa Baumgarten on September 19, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Saw it! Love it! It took about 2 days to make. Then again I live in FL and it seems to being raining everyday. I added a L bracket at the bottom and one of those “clear cushie things”. (I don’t trust my kids) They cost about $42 plus candles for me. Still so worth it. Their size alone makes an impression.

  3. Lisa Baumgarten on September 19, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Saw it and Loved it!! Finish mine in 2 days. Then again I live in FL and it seems like you walk outside and its raining so drying time was a long. I added an L bracket to the base with one of those clear cushie things

  4. asma shihaeddin on January 18, 2013 at 7:06 am

    Very creative. I love it. Can you give me a hint about colouring woody materials?

  5. Becca on April 6, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I saw this when you first posted and locked away the satin info for later! 😉 Well, today was later. I tried using the stain on my pine boards and there was zero color change. zip, zilch.I know you do wood/stain projects a ton, so I thought I’d reach out to you, see if you knew what I may be doing wrong?
    xo Becca

  6. Jaime @ Queen of the Creek on March 7, 2012 at 10:55 am

    VERY cute. I mean, VERY, VERY!! Love it. Pinning for inspiration!

  7. Charlene on February 28, 2012 at 9:50 am

    You were my inspiration..Just wanted to let you know I referenced your link to my candle holders.
    I am making some like yours as well…but this works great for using up my drift wood.
    Thanks so much for all you do.


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