DIY Wood Centerpiece

One of my absolute favorite things about our dining room from our Christmas home tour, is that DIY wood centerpiece…. and the rosemary!

And since today is $30 Thursday, I thought I’d share a little bit more about that fabulously smelling centerpiece!

If you’re new here, $30 Thursday is a monthly project that can be completed for $30 or less. April from House by Hoff, Jen from Migonis Home and I join forces to bring you easy ideas that you can complete on your own… on a budget!

DIY Wooden Centerpiece by The Wood Grain Cottage

I told Anthony that I wanted a wood centerpiece to put my rosemary trees inside and he definitely delivered! Literally…

DIY Wood Centerpiece by The Wood Grain Cottage

That sweet hubby of mine brought me this lovely wood crate, all I had to do was finish it!

He made the crate just like our laundry room wood crates, so pop over there if you want the tutorial…. I was busy decorating and he surprised me with the crate. Oh how I  love that man…

To finish it, I used my favorite go to stain, Early American by Minwax. I love that stuff!

DIY Wood Centerpiece by The Wood Grain Cottage

Once the stain had dried, I used dark wax to go over the entire thing. The wax is such a fabulous way to finish the wood. It gives it such a subtle sheen and a soft texture.

DIY Wood Centerpiece by The Wood Grain Cottage

All that was left to do, was add the rosemary!

Christmas Home Tour 2013 by The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Wooden Centerpiece by The Wood Grain Cottage

There are so many different things you could add to the inside too!

Fresh greenery and pinecones would be beyond lovely…

DIY Wood Centerpiece by The Wood Grain Cottage

Or add in a few ornaments…

DIY Wood Centerpiece by The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Wood Centerpiece by The Wood Grain Cottage

And even once the Holiday season is over, this little crate can be used in so many ways! I think the office may be calling its name… but who knows!
I’m just happy to have such a versatile piece!

$30 Thursday | The Wood Grain Cottage

April and Jen have also been busy this month…

April created this lovely Ballard inspired Holiday chalkboard

House by Hoff

And Jen’s showing just how easy it is to spruce up your master bedroom for Christmas… for under $30!

Migonis Home

If you’re not already, be sure to follow our $30 Thursday pinterest board. I spy several budget ideas!

And just in case you missed it, you can see our complete Christmas Home Tour here.

Shayna | The Wood Grain Cottage

Lovely comments so far...

  1. What a great idea and it looks amazing!
    It goes so well in your dining room too… great idea!

    Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. you are so lucky Shayna that your husband surprised with this beautiful crate! love how you decorate it; you make it look as if it’s from a magazine with all the greenery and ornaments; it’s beautiful! ;-)

  3. Love it, Shayna… & the rosemary is so pretty:) It certainly caught my eye while taking the tour, of your STUNNING home!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS beautiful lady!
    Love the WGC!!! Blessings & much <3,
    M

    • Awe, M! THANK YOU so very much! I’m so happy you enjoyed the tour…. I love that rosemary too! :-D
      Merry Christmas!
      -Shayna

  4. Love this look….your whole home is beautiful and flows so perfect! Great job :)

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