I hope you all had a great weekend!
I spent mine hanging out with the fam, and finishing up lots of fun, smaller projects. I wanted to share one with you today!
I recently came across this dining room on Pinterest and fell in LOVE! I especially loved her use of stacked baskets and Perrier water bottles in a few of her pictures. I have had a blank corner in my dining room staring at me for a long time. This would be the perfect addition for it. I did find my baskets at HomeGoods for super cheap. I decided they needed a little something to sit on. I made a rustic wood box, and I love the results!
This is super easy to make! I used finish nails and wood glue on the whole thing.
You will need 4 – 1×4″ furring strips and 1 – 1×2″ furring strip.
That makes your total cost of wood under $10… Woohoo!!
I made all my cuts first. These are the cuts you will need to make.
1×4″ furring strip cuts -
8 at 22″ (long sides)
8 at 13″ (short sides)
4 at 20.5″ (bottom)
1×2″ furring strip cuts -
4 at 13 3/4″
I started by laying my short side pieces out like this.
Using finish nails and Gorilla Wood Glue I attached my small pieces to the sides like this…
I made 2 small sides just like that and then attached them with my long sides. Again, I used finish nails and Gorilla Wood Glue. I added some glue to my sides…
And attached the long sides like this…
I did the same thing to the other side.
To finish my box off I added my bottom slats. Using Gorilla Wood Glue and finish nails I attached them like this…
That was it! Well… Almost! I wanted to shanty them up just a bit more, so I added some black upholstery tacks around the whole box. They look like nail heads. They serve absolutely no safety or technical purpose, but they are so cute (which is just as important, right??;))
I find these at Lowe’s on the hardware aisle.
My long sides…
My short sides…
And I added a few to the bottom as well!
To finish it off I gave it a coat of my very fav!
You can find it at Lowe’s!
After letting it completely dry, I used an 80-grit sander to take some of the finish off. I also rounded my edges with it. I think it gives it a great “I didn’t make this in my garage” look!
It fit the space perfectly! Here are a few more pictures!
How fun is that??
I kind of love it :-)!
You can check out some other projects I have knocked out in the dining room by clicking on any of the links below!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!