DIY Vintage Flower Box

I still have a handful of bedroom tutorials to share but wanted to take a short break to share this sweet little flower box we built for our kitchen table. Just so you don’t get too bored looking at our master bedroom all the time:)

DIY Vintage Flower Box I wanted to make a simple and pretty centerpiece for our farmhouse dining table that wouldn’t be too tall, too seasonal, or too trendy. So I went vintage. I was inspired by some of the simple floral arrangements Joanna Gaines does on Fixer Upper {if you aren’t watching it, you are totally missing out on some gorgeous designs} so I bought a bouquet of flowers from the wedding section at Hobby Lobby {they were 1/2 off} and some simple skinny glass vases. Mike had some scrap cedar boards on hand for the box. I started by painting all the pieces with some chalk paint.

DIY Vintage Flower BoxOur box is 3′ long so here are the cuts you would need to make:

  • Two 6″ wide boards cut at 3′ each
  • One 3″ wide board cut at 3′
  • Two 3″ wide boards cut at ~5″ {these are the end pieces that sit on the bottom 3″ board}.

The 6″ boards are the side pieces, the 3″ boards make up the bottom and ends of the box. Mike simply nailed them together after I painted them. You could easily adjust these sizes to make it work for your space. Then I made my stencil. I absolutely love my Silhouette Portrait. Home decor ideas become pretty infinite with this thing. I quickly made the FLOWERS letters with some scrap vinyl I had on hand and the Silhouette Design Studio. Start by peeling off the letters. You can throw the letters away as you are using the vinyl for the stencil.

DIY Vintage Flower BoxThen peel off your vinyl and stick it to the box, making sure it’s centered, and paint over the letters.

DIY Vintage Flower Box

 

DIY Vintage Flower BoxPeel off your stencil when the paint is still wet. Once the paint dries, it’s time to distress. I grabbed a piece of sandpaper we had on hand, but a sand block would work great too. Softly go over the letters until you get the look you want. I also took the sandpaper across the edges of the box, where paint would naturally wear.

DIY Vintage Flower BoxThe final step to make the box look aged is to add some furniture wax. I used this dark aging cream and it gave the box the perfect look.

DIY Vintage Flower Box

One of my favorite parts of the box is the inside. The back of cedar wood is rough so I took my brush and gave some quick brushes over the rough wood. It looks really neat and aged inside.

DIY Vintage Flower Box

 

DIY Vintage Flower Box

 

DIY Vintage Flower Box

 

DIY Vintage Flower Box

 

DIY Vintage Flower Box

 

DIY Vintage Flower Box

 

DIY Vintage Flower Box

 

DIY Vintage Flower Box I absolutely love how this pretty display turned out. It adds the perfect vintage touch to our farmhouse table. I can easily swap the flowers for seasons if I wanted to change up the look and with all the materials on hand for the box, it was an inexpensive project.

How do you decorate your table?


Comments

  1. That is so sweet, love the simple flower arrangement you put with it too. Perfect!

  2. Maggie B. says:

    That’s really cute! You could totally change it up with shorter flowers and different colors too…very versatile for whatever your mood is. Good idea!

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