We have been using a lot wood lately in our home makeover projects. When I see the leftover pieces of wood, I think of all the little things we can make with them. A trough box was at the top of my list.
I showed Cody what I wanted and thought that sooner or later he could make me one. Twenty minutes later, this is what he made me!
I put some vinegar and steel wool stain on it and went to town filling it up with pretty things. I shopped the house and yard and was able to find a nice variety of things to put in it.
Bed springs, horse shoes, silk flowers, candles and rag balls are both shabby and rustic, vintage and farmhouse. Some of the things I love!
I am sure that I will be adding and subtracting until I get it just the way I like it. But for now, I think it's perfect sitting on my dining room table.
I have also been crushing on cotton lately. We don't have cotton fields in Idaho and I have honestly never seen cotton "out in the wild". I tried my hand at making my own cotton branches and it is the perfect focal point for my new trough box.
I cut egg cartons into petals and painted them brown. I pulled cotton balls apart and formed them into bigger balls that were glued inside the petals. I gathered twigs from the yard and glued the cotton blossoms onto them.
I think they look pretty good and I love the way they look in an aqua Ball jar.
Cody didn't realize how easy it would be to make a box like this or how much he would like the end result until he made one. Now he wants to make a whole bunch in all different shapes and sizes and sell them. I think that is a fantastic idea!
I love having a handy husband who can take my wild ideas and turn them into something like this!
I am not sure if it is a good or bad thing that I was able to shop my house and find all this stuff to fill it but I am glad that I had all of it either way!
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