As soon as we finished building our massive farmhouse dining table, I knew that we would need some kind of centerpiece to cozy up the space. I didn’t want anything too big that would clutter the whole table, but something that would fit in with our farmhouse vibe and allow me to display some pretty seasonal flowers or other decorative items whenever the mood strikes.
I thought about doing some kind of lazy susan or a shallow basket at first, but I ended up going with a simple wood box because a) it’s super versatile and can be used in all kinds of different ways and b) it was really easy to make!
I built the long, narrow box out of 1 x 6 boards and gave it a rustic, distressed look with a combination of stain, chalk paint, and some “old” drawer pulls. [Read more…]