The hanging glass wall vase came out way better than I expected. It makes me smile. The wood board and the silver rimmed cut glass jar thingy with a silver handle were a match made in Heaven.
See, I didn’t exaggerate did I. The hanging glass wall vase can also be used as a candle holder or anything holder. I bet you guys can come up with other ideas for it.
Of course both of these pieces came from the thrift store. Can't go wrong with thrifty finds.
This project got it’s start when I went to the workshop looking for something small to put together. I spotted the cut glass jar thingy with the handle and went in search of something I could hang it on.
The white thing that looks like a cutting board was some kind of wall décor. It’s been in my stash for years.
I think I painted it for a different project and that’s as far as it got. I sometimes come up with ideas that don't work too well or turn into different ideas.
Next I went in search of a hanger to attach to the board. The coffee can was full of all types of hangers that were either removed from project pieces or bought at junk shops, thrift stores, flea markets, etc.
You never know when you might need a hanger so I snatch them up when the price is right.
I weeded through them and found the white one, and the black one, thinking either would work. Then I spotted the silver one……perfection.
First order of business was to distress the white paint. I turned the cutting board on the opposite side of the writing because it didn’t need repainting. Work smarter, not harder.
I guess the board was originally green because when I distressed the paint there was this pretty green color that showed up. I used 100 grit flexible sandpaper and distressed the paint by hand.
Next I drilled two holes for the hanger using my handy dandy drill.
And used a hand held screwdriver (the hanger loop got in the way of the drill) to attach the hanger to the board.
Last part of the project was finding greenery or flowers to put in the glass container.
The green paint under the white paint was a pleasant surprise and it works well with the glass flower vase.
I still can’t believe how easily the project came together and how perfectly imperfect. Of course it helps that I didn't have to do any painting.
Would you call this Farmhouse style? I think that term has been way overused.
I added a few of those glass bead things to the bottom of the jar. The glass jar thingy cost $1.99 and I've had the board and hanger so long I have no idea what they cost.
Hanging Glass Wall Vase
You could hang the glass wall vase in any room of the house.
Watercolor has always fascinated me and guess what? I found out it's not that hard to do. Start with something simple. I made a video of my first watercolor project. Watch it below....
How do you like the wall vase? Leave a note please. I’ll be here tomorrow with the Furniture Fixer Uppers. Have a great day, Kathy
Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com