DIY Planter Box Centerpiece

Hey friends!

After finishing my mirrors in the dining room, my table started to look naked!  So… I dressed her up today.

This is a super easy project and I LOVE the results!

This is the wood I used for the project…

2 – 1x6x4 whitewood boards

1- 2×4 stud

Total for wood was under $10… Yippee!

I also used Gorilla Wood glue to attach it all together.

I cut my 2×4 the same length as my other 2 boards (4ft)

I used wood glue and nails to attach the 1×6’s to the 2×4 like this…

Then I cut 2 small pieces of from my stud to finish off the sides.  Mine were 3.75″ each. I know it looks shanty… But that was my goal here 😉

I made some dings all around the whole box, and I also used some furniture upholstery nails around the whole thing because I like the way they look.  You can find these at Lowe’s by the screws and nails.

I decided to try a new product out to finish my box.  I found this stain at Lowe’s.

It’s Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain.

I LOVED it.  I was thinking there wouldn’t be much of a difference in this new stain and the one I was previously using, but I was shocked at the difference.

The Rust-Oleum stain dries in no time.  I actually had the box on my table dry an hour after I stained it… Love that.

It’s also much less stinky and sticky than the others I have used.  You will love it!

Once it dried I was all finished.  I used some glass bottles I found HERE and filled them with some little flowers I found at Hobby Lobby.  You can also use old glass coke bottles, Starbuck’s glass bottles or any old glass sauce bottle.

I used the 12 ounce sauce bottles from their site (SAU12)

Here is how it turned out…

What do you think??

If you like it, I would love for you to Pin it, Stumble it and Share it below 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by!  You can see more of my dining room in these posts…

Dining Chairs

Dining Table Revamp

DIY Window Panels

Have a great night!



  1. Melanie on January 11, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Love this box planter! My husband and I made one this weekend! I just blogged about it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. Lauren Cameron on January 9, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I love all your projects, you inspire me!! Also like your table….did you build that??

  3. Jenni Horne on January 9, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    What a wonderful addition to your refreshed dining room! I will have to try that stain out as well. The other is super tacky for a spell, right?

  4. Lisa @ Mom, dad, 2 girls and Brutus on January 9, 2012 at 5:18 am

    LOVE THIS!!! My hubby just made a jewelry box so a lot of leftover wood…this will be a fanstatic project to use the scrap!! Great job!! I’m pinning!

  5. Lolly Jane on January 9, 2012 at 4:03 am

    Lookin good, girl! Love it! xoxox

  6. Janice on January 8, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Thanks for the inspiration and especially for the intro to a new stain! It’s awesome!! Found you from pinterest 🙂

  7. Lesley on January 6, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    this is such a great piece for your table. Love it.

  8. Catrin on January 6, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Love this. It’s gorgeous.
    Greetings from Germany

  9. miiah on January 6, 2012 at 9:02 am

    Love it!!

  10. Lisa @ Creative Raisins on January 6, 2012 at 5:28 am

    I love this, the color you picked is perfect and the bottles finish it off nicely

  11. Christina @ Christina's Adventures on January 6, 2012 at 3:02 am

    LOVE this so much!! If only I had a long table…I’d LOVE to make something just like this!!

  12. antiquechase on January 6, 2012 at 3:01 am

    pinning it! it’s fab and something I might be able to do myself!

  13. karen Weight on January 6, 2012 at 2:52 am

    I love it! Wish I was better at making stuff like that. I haven’t tackled that kind of project before, but I should try it!

  14. jeannie on January 6, 2012 at 2:44 am

    Wow, I am making one of these. And possibly more for gifts. How beautiful! Great work.

  15. Shirley L on January 6, 2012 at 2:31 am

    This is beautiful! I absolutely love it 🙂

  16. Space 46 on January 6, 2012 at 2:20 am

    Breathless at how pretty this is!

  17. Natalie on January 6, 2012 at 2:14 am

    What a great little project that I might actually be able to tackle!

  18. erica on January 6, 2012 at 1:42 am

    That looks incredible!

  19. Lorrie on January 6, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Love this! Perfect the center of a table, I pined this, and now I’m a follower!

  20. Christine Roeske on January 6, 2012 at 1:26 am

    Adorable – love it!

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