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;)

If you love this would you please PIN it with our button below:))  Thank you so much!  ~Ashley


  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.


  8. Ruth on February 25, 2012 at 1:57 pm

    Love these! They are so fantastic!! I love the industrial yet classic style. Awesome. Thanks for yet another amazing tutorial.

  9. Denise on February 24, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    These are so cute I pinned them to my DIY board a couple hours ago…they already have 55 repins…Just thougt it would make you smile. 🙂
    Nice job!!!

  10. [email protected] on February 24, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    These turned out beautifully!!! I have been wanting to do some of these for awhile now. I keep seeing them in different sizes and love them but haven’t taken the time to make them–after seeing yours and how wonderful they look I better get busy.

  11. Taryn @ Design Dining + Diapers on February 24, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    oh my gosh these are gorgeous! You did a fabulous job with these. I really love them.

  12. Gail on February 13, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    I’m making these for my deck, and the vases too. You girls are just so darn clever!

  13. Haley on February 10, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    You could also check out the dollar tree. I know they have a lot of blank glass vases there for $1 a piece!

    Happy Crafting,

    Haley <3

  14. Pam on February 10, 2012 at 5:51 am

    love the simplicity and elegance of it! You think of the neatest and such inexpensive ways to decorate! I love you! lol

  15. Bj on February 9, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Love the color and the whole vignette you made. You have a great eye!

  16. Charlene on February 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    I love this ideal…
    and just wanted to let you know, I used one of your ideals and gave you credit on my blog.

    Thanks so much for all your post….Love them…

  17. Lauren Denham on February 9, 2012 at 1:18 pm

    I am pretty much addicted to your website and posts. I find myself checking out all your creative wonders during my 1 hour lunch break for fun!! Another awesome idea!!

  18. Mindi on February 9, 2012 at 10:18 am

    So clever, I love people like you, someone to do the creative thinking for me! Coping is the highest form of flattery! You must feel good!

  19. Kellie on February 9, 2012 at 6:22 am

    LOVE this Project! It’s always a treat to see what you share! Many Thanks 🙂

  20. Kathy H on February 9, 2012 at 5:44 am

    So, so clever! You must walk though the hardware store thinking up clever ideas!! I’ve pinned this post. Have a blessed day!!

  21. kathleen on February 8, 2012 at 11:29 am

    Those are so pretty!

  22. [email protected] So Called Green Life on February 8, 2012 at 11:03 am

    So pretty! I linked to your tutorial on our Home Decorating board at iVillage~

  23. Shannon A on February 8, 2012 at 10:58 am

    Love these! I’ve pinned these pretties! Where did you get your big white candles? 🙂

    • Ashley on February 8, 2012 at 11:01 am

      Thank you Shannon! I got them at Hobby Lobby but I would suggest shopping around because they were pricey! With coupons they were about $8 each. I already had two so it wasn’t a bad purchase for me… They are the perfect size for the large vases I bought;)

  24. Uncluttered Lifestyle on February 8, 2012 at 10:57 am

    I love it! Sometimes I wonder how in the world you come up with your awesome projects.

    • Ashley on February 8, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Thanks so much:)) Made my day;)

  25. Brooke on February 8, 2012 at 10:53 am

    These are so pretty! I’ve seen the technique with mason jars, and I have to say I like this version better

    • Ashley on February 8, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Thank you Brooke!

  26. Ann vonBehrens on February 8, 2012 at 10:15 am

    Ashley, these are so cool!. You are so creative. I would love to have you share them at Restyled Sundays still going on.

    • Ashley on February 8, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Aww thanks so much Ann!!!

  27. Jayme C. on February 8, 2012 at 10:10 am

    Love this idea! You are such an inspiration. 🙂

    • Ashley on February 8, 2012 at 10:58 am

      Thank you Jayme:)

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