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Build a Basic Tablescape Box


I've (Steph) been a Gilmore girls fan since season one. When I heard that it was coming back I was so excited! My first thought, I have to watch each episode again in preparation for the new show. My second thought, we have to make a DIY project in honor of Gilmore girls!
With the new show being called "Gilmore girls: A Year in the Life," we knew our DIY had to incorporate the seasons in some way. Who doesn't want a little Gilmore girls all year round?! So grab some coffee and a mallomar and enjoy "Gilmore girls: A Seasonal DIY Tablescape."
gilmore girls a year of seasonal decor, home decor
First we are going to make a simple rustic box then fill it in four different ways, one for each season!
Watch the how-to video
gilmore girls a year of seasonal decor, home decor
Gather materials
gilmore girls a year of seasonal decor, home decor
Cut (3) 24" pieces and (2) 5" pieces from the wood using a miter box or miter saw.
gilmore girls a year of seasonal decor, home decor
Sand all sides of the wood. Manually sand or use an orbital sander.
gilmore girls a year of seasonal decor, home decor
Mix a small amount of chalk paint with water and paint the wood.
gilmore girls a year of seasonal decor, home decor
Sand to distress to your liking.
gilmore girls a year of seasonal decor, home decor
Place corner braces and hold while screwing into place. Repeat with other side. Apply quick drying glue to both sides then clamp in place. Screw the bottom corner braces in place.
gilmore girls a year of seasonal decor, home decor
Glue and re-clamp the side pieces and attach the corner braces.
gilmore girls a year of seasonal decor, home decor
Add corner braces to the top four corners. Use an extra brace as a guide for placement. Once dry, remove clamps.
gilmore girls a year of seasonal decor, home decor
Decorate your table for each season. See how many Gilmore girls references can you display in your tablescape! Now we're ready for Gilmore girls: A year in the Life. Copper boom!
gilmore girls a year of seasonal decor, home decor
To see more detail and find out which episode each of these references are from- check out our website below!

Suggested materials:

  • 8' 1x4 wood  (Home Depot)
  • Miter Box  (Amazon)
  • (8) Corner braces  (Home Depot)
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