I found a 3 section photo frame at the thrift store and envisioned it turning into a propagation station or vase display. The frame is about 2″ thick so at first I thought I would rest small jars on the ledges, but then I realized that would be too risky. I decided that a hanging solution would be best.
After removing the hardware on the back, I sanded down the piece and stained it with Minwax Ipswich Pine. I painted the inner box pieces white for a nice contrast. Then I cut a piece of wood to fit the 3 back openings and painted them black. Everything was coated with a polyurethane for some extra protection.
Since I added the extra wood for the backing, it was a little thicker than the original design. I decided to glue the pieces together instead of just using the photo clips on the back because they didn’t feel as secure. Then, I screw small eye-hooks into the top of each section and used pliers to slightly pry them open. This allows for the jars to easily be taken on and off.
For the vases, I found small bottles from Hobby Lobby with a wire hanger already attached that work perfectly (Find them here). I had to cut the wire shorter to allow them to properly fit in the space, but they worked perfectly.
I love how this piece ended up in a farm house style. The contrast of the black, white, and natural wood is so striking to me. With some green leaves propagating in the vases, it will be such a pretty frame propagation station!