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Rustic Box Centerpiece

Do you ever get a wild hair and just start doing something random you weren't planning on?
Like moving all your furniture maybe or painting your rooms a different color?

Yeah... me too...
 sometimes those wild hairs come out of nowhere.

I was sorting through the leftover wood the other day looking for some inspiration 
and I found a few pieces of old fence boards
random sized and oh so weathered.

Cedar boards? Oh yeah.
It's disclaimer time:
I LOVE weathered cedar

That old rustic look it has & that silvery gray coloring
old splinters and random graining.. 

So I grabbed a few of the random sized pieces & after staring at them for a few minutes 
I had a thought.
Maybe make a simple wooden crate/centerpiece/planter/whoknowswhatyouwouldcallitbutIloveit

I cut, I hammered, I assembled and about 15 minutes later-
 a simple crate was born.

Filled with clear jars or bottles holding a single bloom of last weeks stock
 perfect for a table centerpiece or maybe set in a fireplace or on a mantel.

There's a tutorial coming your way in a few days

You can find the tutorial to make one of your own here 

Happy Saturday everyone!!

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  1. It looks beautiful! I have some old fence boards in my garage that are just waiting for me to do something with them. I am looking forward to your tutorial!

  2. Nicely done, Courtney! It makes a perfect holder for your jars of flowers and I love the rustic elegance it provides to your table.

  3. It's lovely and I could use those flowers here in MA! Temps are freezing again:-(

  4. Last summer the same wild hair hit! Rummaging I found some... but unlike you. I am a failure with the saw and hammers... so I called upon the trusty Mr. He had it done n no time. Greying cedar perfection.
    Luvly Courtney.
    Hugs, Gee

  5. This is so beautiful! Have a nice weekend and be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  6. How lovely is your centerpiece. I love old cedar boards too.
    Have a great weekend,

  7. I love this, Courtney! As long as it doesn't involve a power drill I'm good to go! :)


  8. Love this Courtney and so love coming by here..Have a GREAT weekend my young friend on your side of the mountain..Hugs Gloria

  9. Lovely. I have something similar on my table right now. Enjoy your weekend.

  10. BEAUTIFUL it!

    Take care,

  11. What a great project! I've been watching for an old crate and haven't found one it. Maybe I'll try to make this-thanks.
    Have a good weekend.

  12. Beautiful,love your perfect photos!!!!!

  13. So pretty Courtney! Hope you'll share on AMAZE ME MONDAY, link goes up Sunday evening!
    Your photo's couldn't be more beautiful...

  14. Yes girl .. all the time.. US creative minds think alike.. I changed a whole room over a SHAM I bought for a bedroom LOL >>NO kidding that SUPER thrift find for $2.00 Waverly sham cost me some MULA on that room make over one time.. BUT It all started putting it on that bed, then I moved something then this and that .. JUST happened .. SO I totally get it . PAINT is what I am looking at now LOL

  15. How clever Courtney! Waste Not Want Not....

  16. You can get a wild hair anytime because you always come up with something gorgeous!:)

  17. Makes me wish I had an old fence I could take apart! Love your wild hair!

  18. Hi -I am new to your blog and am just loving it. Wish we had flowers like you do here in Ontario - where at the moment it is snowing lightly between rain drops. Come on spring. Your box is magnificent. I am now going to travel through your delightful blog. have wonderful weekend. Betty Baker

  19. Love it, love the way the jars look like they were made for it.. thanks for the inspiration, SCORE!

  20. LOVE the mix of floral and rustic, Courtney! Beautiful job!!!

    xoxo laurie

  21. How cute! The perfect little project for when you're just itching to do something! Easy and instant gratification! Love the flowers too - such a pretty color! Hugs, Leena

  22. So pretty! I love rustic cedar too ;)
    Jamie @

  23. Soulfully kind of calm.


  24. Beautiful, Courtney (and, ohhhh yes, I do things on a whim all too often)! Great vision and the flowers are gorgeous. As always, you capture the best photos! Happy Sunday to you, too.

  25. I love this. I love old cedar too. Beautiful. Susan @

  26. I love this look beautiful and rustic two of my favorite mixes.

  27. That is a great box and very pretty photos.

  28. How beautiful! I love the centerpiece, so pretty and rustic at the same time! I have those same flowers on my dining table too, but in white! They are great, they smell so good and last for a long time!

  29. I love your simple crate. I am about to retire and I think I need to take advantage of being next door to the shop class at school. I need to get a bunch of project ready so I can play with wood all summer.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  30. I love it! Looks great on the table with the beautiful flowers.

  31. I love the look of a single stem of flowers in each of your glass jars. This is beautiful for spring!