Our front porch needed some pizazz, but the budget was tight. Here’s how we made these DIY farmhouse porch planter boxes for less than $25 each! It was a beautiful improvement, but I knew we needed a statement piece.
So if you are looking for a quick an easy way to update your exterior, then this tutorial is for you!
Continue to Content Yield: 2 Planter Boxes DIY Farmhouse Porch Planter Boxes Prep Time: 45 minutes Active Time: 45 minutes Additional Time: 2 hours Total Time: 3 hours 30 minutes Difficulty: Easy Our front porch needed some pizazz, but the budget was tight. Here's how we made these DIY farmhouse porch planter boxes for less than $25 each!
Our planter box we were using was 14.75 inches square, so we needed some extra boards to fill in the difference. You may need to adjust this for your specific planter box, but we set ours to 2 1/8 inches.
Using the wood glue, run a bead down the edge and clamp the boards together. You should end up with four corner pieces for each planter box you build. Next, using scrap wood pieces as braces, we nailed the boards together to create a full side. I wanted these planters to look finished, so we added trim around the top and bottom using the remaining scrap pieces.
We used Rust-Oleum Spray paint to get this matte black look. And to top it all off, my in-laws surprised us one day by dropping off these gorgeous ferns!