Thursday, April 9, 2015

DIY Planter Box Using Scrap Wood


Big transformations and projects are great and all, but I think that the small, quick, use-what-you have projects are just as awesome.

This past weekend I decided that we needed a new centerpiece on our dining room table. After browsing a few pictures online I started seeing a lot of planter style boxes and learned that I absolutley needed one. Like immediately!

I never throw away scrap wood, because you never know when you could use it, and this is a prime example!

You won't believe how easy this was to make :)

I found a few pieces of 1x4s and cut three equal in length.


I used wood glue to attach them together like this.


Then I measured out two pieces for the sides, glued them on and pressed bricks against all four sides until it dried.


As you can see, my cuts weren't perfect (they rarely are!) but I just used a little bit of wood filler where needed.


Once the wood filler was dry, I sanded it down and applied two coats of white paint. And voilĂ !


I originally envisioned something longer, but I didn't have long enough scraps. I think it worked out to be the perfect size for our table though.

To dress it up for spring I added three bud vases (from the dollar store), some moss (also from the dollar store) and a few faux spring blossoms.



I love that it can be changed out to fit any season, I'm already thinking about summer and fall arrangements that I can do in here haha.

But for now I'm enjoying the cheerful and light touch of Spring it adds to the space.



For Easter I added a couple of speckled eggs that I made on a whim out of white plastic eggs and brown paint.



Yep, I'm pretty excited about my planter box. Even better that I didn't have to spend a dime :) It pays to keep those scraps peeps!


This weekend we're finally going start on the kitchen backsplash (gasp!!). We've only talked about it you know, for almost a year haha. I think I finally worked up my courage on this one, lets just hope it isn't a total disaster! I'll be back on Monday to share our progress.

As always, thanks for swinging by! Have a great day :)

This post was featured on Something to Talk About hosted by Karen's Up on the Hill, Create Link Inspire hosted by Naptime Creations and Totally Terrific Tuesday hosted by Live Randomly Simple! Click on the images below to take you to the featured posts.

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34 comments:

  1. Found your link up on the Idea Box, and I would never guess this is homemade. Beautiful!!

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  2. Visiting from Idea Box. Great project for year round table centre decorations.
    Joy

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  3. This looks lovely. I love the colour. It's got me thinking, Hubby's putting up a new fence and we are going to have some wood left over, thinking what he could make us out of it...

    Thanks for sharing, Over from Idea box blog party.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Kate! Yes definitely keep those scraps, I'm sure they will come in very handy for something :)

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  4. Hi! Visiting from Sincerely, Paula's link party. This is so pretty! I love your home!

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  5. I love that you spent no money on this and you did this in like a day! Projects likes these are perfect! I would of never known you made that if you didn't tell me! Thanks for sharing! Dropping in from Sincerely. Paula's link party! Hope you have a great weekend! Good luck with the backsplash.

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  6. Eek, that is super cute! I love how fresh it looks! Thanks for sharing at Idea Box! :)

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  7. So simple and elegant! Super cute and can't wait to make one of my own! Thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! I'm so glad I could help :) Happy Friday!

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  8. You did a GREAT job. I love that little box and it looks simple enough I can make one. I think I might pin this now to try soon. Thanks for inspiring me!
    Visiting from CityofLinks Party!

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    1. Thanks Suzie! It was super simple, I'm glad I could help :)

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  9. Dropping in from Sincerely, Paula's link party #125. The centrepiece is really pretty! Great job! Can't wait to see the backsplash!

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  10. I like your blog and your simple projects. Your flower box is beautiful!

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  11. This is super cute! Rustic leather pulls would look great on the ends! Found you at the Mad Skills Party.

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    1. Thank you! That is an excellent idea, I would have never thought of that :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. Visiting from a new nostalgia and I love, love, love this thanks for sharing!

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  13. I love it and think the size is perfect! Don't you feel so good when something inexpensive looks so greta!
    Thanks for sharing your talent on Something to Talk About!
    Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen! I completely agree, inexpensive projects definitely put a smile on my face :)

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  14. Thanks for linking up on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you tomorrow!! Pinned!!

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  15. Angela, Just wanted to let you know that you are one of my features on Something to Talk About tomorrow! Thanks again for sharing!
    Have a great day!
    Karen

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    1. Thanks Karen, what an honor! Thanks for hosting a fantastic party :)

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I appreciate all of your wonderful comments :)

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