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!

~Whitney

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66 Comments

  1. I made this today and I am very happy the way it turned out. Fabulous instructions. Thank You. Off to find the bottles…

  2. I LOVE IT! What a great idea and so simple too! I have so many scrap woods laying around the house. Now I can put them to use, functional and chic! Thanks for posting!

  3. I love this idea!! Definately headed to my shop in the next day or two to make this. Thanks for the info on the new stain. Have you ever tried the Cabot stains that can be tinted in ANY color? They’re great. Love the nail idea. I love using different fasteners for effect. I love using copper ones. I use a lot of simple masonary “cut nails”, and recently found a place to buy the old timey square head ones. Love your site, keep up the wonderful work <3

  4. So cute, has that old look to it with the dark stain. I am definitely giving that stain a chance when I will refinish from now on. I am going to pin your piece 🙂

  5. If I say this work is absolutely gorgeous, that’s an understatement!! just so elegant! Truly chic…and at the center of table is the best spot…..

  6. I love this, and I’m going to try it. The finishing nails you used are fab. This would look pretty with lilacs lining the bottles in the spring.

  7. This is a great tutorial, and it seems pretty easy to do! I love the way it turned out. I think I’ll go get bottles first, then fit my planter box around them. Thanks for the inspiration. It’s excellent!

  8. Love this! One question before I get started on making this- In the list of materials you listed that you used 1 x 6 boards, but in the tutorial portion you said you attached the 1 x 4 to the 2 x 4 with glue and nails. So did you use 1 x 6’s or 1 x 4’s for the sides? Thanks

  9. O I’m so happy to see this post! I saw a pin and wanted to copy the look, which I did, but I already had the box. So very happy to find your blog!!!

  10. Love this! I just took a wooden box some bulbs came in and added it to my desk for some extra storage. This is awesome! Putting this project on my list! Love the bottles too. You newest follower 🙂

    1. I used the 12 oz sauce bottle. The code for it is SAU12, but old coke and starbucks bottles would work great too!

  11. Thank you for sharing your awesome, planter centerpiece! You ladies always make things look so easy! I’m really new to blogging and have to say that your blog was the very first I came across and have loved it ever since!

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

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

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