Farmhouse Styled Bud Vase Crate

by Homeroad
2 Materials
2 Hours
This is an easy and stylish beginner project using hand tools. You can either use a hand saw to cut the pallet wood to size or use a chop saw or jig saw if you are comfortable.
This project started with a simple crate build using reclaimed pallet wood.

I nailed and wood glued the sides together and added a thin plywood bottom to the crate. Be sure to drill pilot holes before screwing the pieces together to avoid cracking of the wood.

I found bottles for the crate at the thrift store so I built the crate with the size of the bottles in mind.
For interest I nailed on strips of metal ribbon to the sides of the crate.

I dry brush painted the crate white with a chalky paint, being sure to leave some of the wood showing.

The dry brush technique involves using just a small amount of paint on your brush at a time leaving some of the wood showing through.
When the paint was dry I added a farmhouse stencil using black craft paint then sealed the piece with a matte sealer.

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This DIY crate is the perfect place to root new plants or to use as a bud vase for flowers or cuttings.

Suggested materials:
  • Pallet wood
  • Hardware   (home depot)
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