In our entryway we have a doorbell niche. It’s a long, narrow cutout in the wall with only the chime at the top. It’s a plain feature that’s been begging for a little pizazz. (Sorry, I forgot to take a “before” picture.)
I toyed with the idea of tiling it or painting it a different color. I still may do the latter someday. But for now, I decided it would be a good place for flowers. I thought maybe a nice, faux orchid … but while scouring Pinterest I stumbled upon a mason jar sconce. It seemed like an easy and inexpensive DIY project and one that would go with our vintage style décor.
For this project all we needed was a mason jar, a piece of wood, a pipe clamp, stain, and flowers. We already had a mason jar and we used a piece of scrap wood as well as stain left over from Jamie’s awesome coffee table. I picked up a pipe clamp from Home Depot for only around $1.50. More on the flowers in a moment.
Jamie ended up taking the lead on this quick DIY while I worked on another project. He cut the board, sanded it, rounded the edges and stained it. Once it was dry, I simply hand sanded the corners a little to make it look worn. He added a sawtooth hook to the back and then nailed the pipe clamp to the board and tightened it around the mason jar.
As for the flower part of it, I found some clear, vase filler gems at Target for under $5 and I chose a fake hydrangea from A.C. Moore for under $4. You could really fill it however you want. But I like how this adds a little pop of color to the room!
Such a simple solution that helps make the entryway feel a little more welcoming.
We’re adding a few more additions to the foyer … so look for that soon!
August 8, 2014 at 10:00 am
Looks Great! (BTW – you obviously didn’t spend much $$ – yay! but don’t forget the hidden gems of the dollar store – I have found large bags of those glass gems there for a mere $1 🙂 Great project – looking forward to see what you do next.
August 8, 2014 at 10:06 am
Thanks Renee! Good call about the dollar store. I do frequent the one near our house and can find some good stuff there (though their fake flowers aren’t as nice). I think the gems at Target were an impulse buy. I spotted them while looking for something else and decided to just get them. Too many times I talk myself out of getting something I like 😛
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