This piece almost went into the garden, but several pinterest ideas kept popping up for hanging mason jar vases. The coffee fueled wheels started spinning, and viola! It fits with the coffee decorating theme in my kitchen, too.
Using the rust-and-patina-how-to from Treasures of the Heart, I rusted the sawtooth hanger to create a more rustic look. Here they are side-by-side so you can see the difference.
The board was an old fence piece that received a good scrubbing and cleaning, then a mesh of paint and stain coats. I used my current favorite paint, Trattoria Teal by Behr. Finally, a spray sealer finished it off.
Pictured below: the frame has not received a coat of stain like the fence board has. I love this color just as much when it is unstained and stained (and more greenish).
Not pictured: a piece of felt was glued to the back before adding a picture hanger. This is to protect the wall from scratches.
I'm on the hunt for a wide-mouthed jar to place in here so it can double as a wall-vase. For now, I'm happy with it.