To alleviate the anxious scrolling to the end of the page, here is what I made:
Now for some instruction.
Choose your piece of wood. Decorate the wood as you like, I thought about doing black stripes or even just a nice wood stain. The metallic silver that we also used on our bedroom mirror won because I had it on hand.
Evenly place your clamps on the board and simply screw the to the board. Easy right? No. I tried to nail, screw, clip, bend, and break these clamps. It's virtually impossible. (If you have a drill, that may work. I would suggest using a screw to secure clamps if you can) So this is where I get creative and do whatever it takes to get the job done. Even though it may not be the most structurally sound. Anyone have ideas here, please please please share!
I put 3 nails on either side of the clamp so the nail head would hold the clamp in place. To be on the safe side you may even want to use some heavy duty glue before nailing it on.
To secure mine even further I put a piece of magnet on top and nailed it in place. (This makes me laugh as I write it, something like a piece of wood or metal would work best here)
I planted a few plants in mason jars with some rocks at the bottom to provide some drainage, and tightened the clamps around them. The piece looks really good in the sun room and gives it a nice earthly feel.
I was anxious to get this project completed and after it's all said and done it's holding up quite nicely.
Have you made anything similar? Can you think of any other places this could be used?