Easy Peasy Rustic Planter Box

Okay, so for those of you who are timid about building your first woodworking project, this one’s for you! This took me a little over an hour to complete (and that’s including the hour it took for the stain to dry!)… seriously! Once again, I looked to Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic for some inspiration. She’s got a great tutorial for this project over there, so hop on over and take a peek.

I didn’t take any progress pictures, because this project is pretty self-explanatory. Other than altering the length of the box to fit my own space, I stayed true to Whitney’s instructions. I used nails and glue to attach the boards together, sanded the edges down a little, distressed the surface by beating it randomly with chains and a hammer (hello, stress-reliever), stained it, and called it a day.

Here’s the finished project:

Super simple, right? So what are you waiting for? Get ‘er done!

Link Parties:
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  1. says

    Hi Jen!

    Your planter boxes look incredible! I’ve been eyeing them on Pinterest for awhile now, but unfortunately my front patio area isn’t big enough to hold them.. Maybe for our back door though… Hmm. Anywho! Just found your page today through your link on Sherry’s page! So happy I found it! My husband (we got married last May) is in the Army as well and I often find myself alone with our two dogs! Seems like we have a lot in common :)

    Can’t wait to read more!!



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