Rustic farmhouse wall decor is never a bad idea, right? But sometimes you can’t find *exactly* what you’re looking for. And if you are lucky enough to find a great piece, it can be rather pricey sometimes. Which is why I DIY it. That… plus the fact that I love any excuse to pull out my power tools. So, you wanna make one? Let’s get to it.
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DIY rustic farmhouse wall decor bin
- 1 piece of fencing board, 6 ft long *usually called “dog earred” boards*
- Pin nail gun & 2 inch pin nails
- wood glue
- drill + 2 inch wood screws (2 to hang it)
- 120 sand paper
First you’ll need to cut the pieces. Using the reference above, you’ll need two 5 1/2 inch long pieces with a 22.5 degree angle cut on one end of each. You’ll also need one piece cut at 18 inches long + one at 16 3/4 inches long cut at full width, plus one 18 inch piece cut & ripped at 3 inches wide. The angled pieces are the ends, the 18 inch pieces are the front & back, then the 16 3/4 inch is the bottom.
Use wood glue along all seams, and nail them together with 1 1/2 inch pin nails. Drill a hole on the back in each corner to hang to the wall with screws. And you’re done!
Of course you could paint it, but I love the texture of these boards as is – they give that “farmhouse wall decor” vibe so well. They are somewhat rough, and you could sand if you prefer, but I only sanded the ends of the cut areas. It’s such a simple little build, but I love how it turned out. Who knew you could do so much with $2 in about 15 minutes?
You could fill it with almost anything, but I’m kinda digging these Ikea planters on our living room gallery wall… whatcha think?