So it should come to no surprise that when Nate (we are on a first name basis) came out with his collection for Target, many of us (aka. Young House Love, Bower Power, and about a million/billion other Americans) flocked to our local red and white store to score some of the action.
They only sad part about said "action", is that "pieces of Nate" can be somewhat expensive some times. Enter this vase/hurricane I found as part of his collection that I just fell in love with...
|Also found HERE on Target.com|
All the components seemed pretty simple, so I swung by Lowe's to see what I could find.
Enter this rope I scored this rope for only $0.48 a foot.
By the time I got home to start my project, I wanted to make sure the ends wouldnt start fraying (it IS twine rope afterall) and decided the best, most invisible sealer would be a polyurethane (which is normally used to seal stained wood pieces)
|I made two vases which is why there are 4 rope ends|
|I used an unopened ikea frame since I knew I would be throwing the plastic packaging away anyway.|
painted chairs project.
I thought these would be great and easy to just push through my leather strap, but I guess the leather I used was just too thick because they would NOT go through... Plan B? Go back to the glue gun (ALWAYS go back to the glue gun).
So I used some pliers to cut off the ends...
After everything set, I popped in a last-year's-clearance Pottery Barn candle, lit her up, and stood back...
Originally, I put it up on the mantle for all to see (ie. "Hi, did you guys see what I made? I made this. Isnt this cute? Oh, I should take a picture of it and send it to everyone in my phone? ok, great, awesome idea..."
|Project photos of this to come soon. GREAT garage sale find turned Pottery Barn chic...|
-6ft section of rope from Lowes - $2.88
- Clear vase/hurricane from Michaels - $2.00 (after 50% off coupon)
- leather bracelet strap from Michaels - $1.00 (after 50% off coupon)
- decorative tac - already owned ($1.29 for 20 if you need to buy them)
- Hot glue gun and glue - already owned ($5.00 if you need to buy one)
TOTAL: $5.88 per vase
So for less than $12.00 I saved $38.00 for making my own Nate Berkus vase/hurricane... and I love them.
Have you guys ever tried to copy something that you have seen in a store or thought to yourself "I could make that?".... Cause now everything I see, Im pretty sure I can make "$199.99 for a pair of boots? I should just take a shoe making class..."..... ... ... ... this could be the start of something terrible.