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!
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That is absolutely gorgeous!
Wendy - Old Town Home says
I love this project, especially the rustic nature of the wood! Great job!
Allison Lawson says
That is very cool! I would love to make that! I linked up with the Pinterest challenge too!
julia @ life on churchill says
great project, thanks for sharing!
[email protected] says
This is awesome. I might just need one for my kitchen table!!
I love this! It looks gorgeous with the hydrangeas in it 🙂
Ahhhh… This is perfect. I’m going to share this on our fb later! Way to go Jen! 😉
Awesome! Thank you!
Holly Gormsen says
Love it!! So simple yet gorgeous 🙂
I love how the distress in the wood almost looks like a floral print! Very nice!!
Michelle @ Lifewithacrazypup says
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!!
Daniela @frugal ain't cheap says
I love simple projects! look great!