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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

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

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


So... 
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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33 comments

  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!

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  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.

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

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  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

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

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

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

    XO,
    Jane

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  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

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

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  10. BEAUTIFUL pictures...love it!

    Take care,
    Titti

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  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.

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

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  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...
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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

    xoxo laurie

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  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

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

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  23. Soulfully rustic....my kind of calm.

    Xx
    Doré

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  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.

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  25. I love this. I love old cedar too. Beautiful. Susan @ throughmyporchwindow.blogspot.com

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

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

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  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!

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  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.

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

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

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