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Custom Indoor Planter Box

By: Honeybear Lane
July 14, 2014

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Custom Indoor Planter Box
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I love bringing a little bit of life inside my house, and there's no better way than with a fun planter box!  This one is super easy to make.

Items needed:

  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint 8oz - Everlasting
  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint 8oz - Serene
  • Americana Decor Varnishes 8oz - Soft Touch
  • 2, 1x6" wood, cut to 20 inches
  • 2, 1x6" wood, cut to 6 inches
  • 2, 1x2" wood, cut to 18.5"
  • Nail gun with 1 1/4" nails
  • Sisal rope
  • Drill with large drill bit
  • Wood glue
  • Wooden letters
  • Wood putty
  • Sand paper


Make a box with your 1x6" wood pieces by putting one 20" piece at a right angle to a 6" piece.  Connect them with wood glue and a nail gun.  Repeat for the other side and then connect the other two corners.   Put your 1x2's inside on the bottom, hugging either side with a gap in the middle for drainage.  Use the nail gun to secure them in place. Drill two large holes on each side for the rope handles later. Don’t put the rope in yet!

Instruction #1 - painted herb planter 3
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After you've made your box, paint your box and 'GROW' letters with Americana Chalky finish paint.  I love chalk paint because it distresses so beautifully, goes on easily without any prep, and is just so easy to use.

Instruction #2 - painted herb planter 4
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Let the pieces dry.  I only put on one coat of each so it would be easy to distress.

Instruction #3 - painted herb planter 1
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Use the nail gun to attach the letters to the front of the box.  Then use some wood filler to fill the nail holes everywhere (don't forget the sides where you assembled the box).  Let those dry and then gently sand the excess off.  Touch up your paint with a small paint brush.  Let it dry thoroughly and then use sand paper to distress your box. Then thread the rope through your side holes and tie at the ends for handles. Apply a coat of Soft Touch varnish to protect your finish.

Instruction #4 - painted planter box
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Put some pretty plants inside (in pots) and enjoy on your windowsill!

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