I know you have seen those super ginormous vases at places like TJ Maxx and Homegood…they are so so big! I found one recently on the clearance shelf and it was a perfect height for a little table. Only probably was it didn’t have a top. For $7….I thought I could make a top for it out of wood. Here is how I did it…

Well looky there….fits my wine glass perfect :) And the vase is a great display for all those corks!

We thought a removal top would be perfect….
We measured the top and subtract a few cm inside that. Our thought was to make a circle that fit inside the vase to hold it in place. We placed a larger circle on top and nailed into place (we also used a bit of liquid nails.)
I used a bit of wood conditioner (to be sure of even coat of stain). Then I followed with 2 coats of Dark Walnut.

It fits great in the new coffee bar!

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. Very clever! :) Especially love that you added a glass of wine!

  2. i love the removable top! great idea.

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