How To Make a Shabby Wood Trough Box
I know… I know.
You guys are like, “What the heck Shannon, it’s September 2nd and this doesn’t look like Fall!” and you are correct.
But, when you’re this cute, you can get away with almost anything right? I think so, and this is pretty cute.
Come on and let me show you how to make a wood trough box. These can be little shabby, a little farmhouse, a bit rustic.. actually, you can sort of make it go any direction you like by how you finish it!
I love me some cheap & easy, DIY home decor.. and I am pretty sure you do too!
I actually have a Fall version, but I also had these pretty roses.. so I am highlighting the shabby, pale pink box I made. I’ll share the Fall-a-fied version soon. I have Hydrangeas drying and I think they will be perfect together. They grew pretty well this Summer, potted on the sun deck. The Deer never even knew they were there. I’m so sneaky!
Anyhow, back to the Qt at hand. I love sharing things that are simple.. and versatile is even better!!
These are so great because you can make them any depth, any height any length.
Complete customization for your space and needs.
You will need:
Wood | Saw | Hammer or Nailgun & Nails
Sandpaper or Sanding Block
Paint | Brush | Wax or Sealer
Drill | Hardware/Knobs
- You can use scrap wood, reclaimed lumber, pallet wood, buy new, etc…
- NOTE: Measurements can/will vary depending on your size requirement and/or if you’re working with what you have on-hand.
- Measure and cut to desired size – Make sure your two side pieces match.
- Measure and cut to desired size – Make sure your bottom is the same length as your two sides.
- To start assembling, make sure the bottom board is hidden, fit the front side board up to the bottom and nail in.
- Repeat for back side board.
- Next, measure and cut your end board to niche between the two sides and sit on the bottom, nail in.
- Sand to remove and rough edges or to achieve the smoothness you desire.
- Paint and finish to taste.
- Optional: add graphics, images, Mod Podge, lettering, etc…
- Measure to find center (or eyeball) and drill hole for hardware.
- Install hardware.
Decorate and enjoy!
I added some mason jars and filled with roses but you can use these anywhere, for about anything.
They are just a cute organizer, magazine holder, even a le’ junque jailer.
Heck, gather up your cook books, with the slim design, it’s perfect on the kitchen counter.
Have fun finding the right space for yours!
I’m doing a farewell to Summer with mine.
I think this pale pink is so pretty. I used a custom mix of Magnolia and Cerise Vintage Furniture Paint from The Maison Blanche Paint Company to get the barely there shade I wanted, then I applied Lime Wax in Chalk White by The Maison Blanche Paint Company. Oh MAN I love that stuff.
Magic, magic I tell ya!! (you can see a little more of what it can do here.)
On another note… I think I’ve diagnosed myself.
I’ve got Seasonal Split Personality Decorating Disorder.
Yep. One foot in Summer, the other in Fall.
I better make the leap soon though, or I’ll be doing the splits!!
Hope you like this easy DIY wood trough box project and that I explained how-to make it well.
Any questions, give me shout in the messages.
FYI: I totally can. not. do the splits anymore
(just in case you wondered… )
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