The cutest little crate ever!
I wanted something new for my kitchen window this spring so I went on the search for a new embellishment. I’ve really been into planters and planter boxes this year so that’s what my eyes were peeled for. And, what do you know! I found this cute little treasure displayed as a DIY project in a garden store. Luckily I had my handy-dandy hubby with me and he took a few quick measurements and by the next evening I was painting this little dandy. I love it!
Cut (1) 16” x 5 ¼” board (bottom)
Cut (2) 5” x 5 ¼ “ boards (ends)
Cut (10) 17 ½” slats (sides) These slats are ½” x ¾”
Sand all pieces until you feel good about it.
Glue (wood glue) and nail ends to bottom (we used a finish nailer for this), then slats to sides (we used a brad nailer for this). Regular nails might split the wood.
Paint with your choice. I used Valspar. You can buy these little jars of this paint for under $3.00 at Lowe’s and they’ll mix any color you want. I only used about 1/3 of this jar for 2 coats.
Spray with a matte sealer and attach the two cup pulls on the ends and………there you go!
This is so cute in my window sill. This picture I took is too dark, but I wanted to give you an idea of the scale.
I put three 4” clay pots in it and they fit perfectly. I also bought 3 clear plastic trays for the pots to catch the spills when I water.
I have herbs planted in this one and pansies look adorable in this little crate, too.
TIP: If you want to make something like this for a different size pot, just adjust the measurements of your components. Easy-peasy!