How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand

This home decor DIY looks store bought, and it’s highly customizable too! The best part is that it cost me $10 to make! I still can’t believe how great it turned out. The trick is buying the craft wood at Hobby Lobby when it’s 50% off – which happens frequently, and already having paint or stain that you can use to finish it. I also had the wooden beads on-hand, but they’re not spendy. I can’t tell you how excited I am to share this DIY, and I know I’m not the first to DIY a farmhouse riser, but my design and approach are so easy, there’s no cutting wood, and it seriously turned out so beautiful. My husband was very impressed and made several comments about how nicely it turned out. That’s the thing about this DIY, it really looks amazing, has character, and it doesn’t have that obvious handcrafted feel like some DIY projects can have. I’m so excited to share how to make a boho farmhouse riser stand and I hope you will try this one out. I think it would make a wonderful gift too.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand – Supplies

To start, let’s get you set up with everything you’ll need. Here’s the supply and tool list to help you gather everything you’ll need onto your work surface. Keep in mind that this project involves dry times and stepping away from the project for long periods of time, so be sure to use a work area that can be left alone to complete over a few days.

  • 2 boards – with the decorative routed edge if you want to add wooden beads for a boho look (Any size and shape will do, but mine are 11.5″ by 8.75″.)
  • Pack of wooden candle stick holders (these are the feet for your riser)
  • 15 mm wooden beads
  • sanding sponge/paper
  • 2″ Wood screws
  • Wood glue
  • brush, sponge, or rag to stain
  • Farmhouse stain
  • Whitewash stain
  • polyurethane (for durability and water protection)
  • string or twine
  • Screw gun
  • drill bit with counter sink
  • clamps

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand – Video

I’ve included steps and photos below to create this boho farmhouse riser stand, but I share some additional tips in my video and sometimes watching steps can make the process easier to execute yourself. This DIY riser couldn’t be any easier to make, but you’ll want to do the steps in the correct order to save time and hassle.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand – Tutorial

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand
The first step is to sand off any rough spots or slivers.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand
On the underside of one board (the side with the price tag), mark the spots for the feet. I measured the diameter of the wooden feet, divided it in half, and made sure that my mark would keep the feet completely on the board.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand
Drill each marked spot and use a drill bit with a countersink so that the screws don’t stick out of the board. Drill in enough to sink the head of the screw, but not too deep. I practiced a few times on scrap wood to get the feel.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand
After your board and feet have pilot holes drilled, first partially screw the screw into the board and then line up the foot and screw until tight.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand
With all four feet screwed on, then add wood glue to the top of the board and add the other board face down so that the routed edges are facing each other. Then clamp and allow to completely dry.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand
While the glue is drying, string enough wooden beads to fit the circumference of the riser, making sure to add a few more than you think you’ll need and leave enough string to tie off later.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand
Once the glue is dry, stain the riser and the beads with the Farmhouse stain.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand
Once the stain is dry, glue the wood beads to the riser, one side at a time. Once a side is dry, glue another side, tying the string on the fourth side. Cut the string once the glue is dry.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand
Once the glue is dry, I added one coat of whitewash stain. Once the whitewash stain is dry, I added a polyurethane finish to protect the top surface for wear and tear.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand

That’s it, so simple and pretty! You don’t have to use wooden beads, but they’re a nice detail. You can use taller or shorter feet, or different sized boards. You can paint the riser or leave it natural – whatever you prefer. I think this DIY project makes a great gift and I intend on making a few to give this holiday season. If you like projects that are easy, that you can do quick steps for and then walk away for periods of time, you’ll love this one. Each step by itself is easy and quick, but the drying time takes time. I think I got my money’s worth on this $10 DIY. I absolutely love how it looks and I love that there’s now sawing required. If you like DIY home and craft projects and decorating inspiration and ideas, be sure to subscribe to my blog. You will also receive my free eBook on shelf styling which includes my easy-to-follow recipe for designer styled shelves. Thanks so much for checking out this post. Be sure to Pin it for later.

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand

How to Make a Boho Farmhouse Riser Stand

Affordable DIY Cane Headboard

Affordable DIY Cane Headboard

The first room I’m tackling in the new house is Quinn’s room, but the second room is Sawyer’s room. I want their rooms to be a refreshing and relaxing space with colors and the style they prefer. Each space should reflect their likes, preferences, and personalities. I have had so much fun planning and discussing Sawyer’s room design with her and soon realized that I needed to create an affordable DIY cane headboard. I have probably asked her a million questions, but I want to make sure I know exactly what she likes and doesn’t like so that when the room is revealed she will be thrilled.

Both girls have agreed to stay out while I’m putting each space together, they want it to be a surprise and I’m all over that. However, some parts won’t entirely be a surprise, but hopefully they will be surprised at how great it all looks together! Sawyer helped me design this affordable DIY cane headboard, and we saved hundreds by making it ourselves. Cane furniture is beautiful and pricey.

Affordable DIY Cane Headboard
She has been enjoying her new headboard in the apartment while we wait for our house to be built!

Affordable DIY Cane Headboard

Sawyer’s bed is a queen size, so the measurements I provide are for a queen mattress on a Hollywood frame. She was also very specific about how tall she wanted the headboard – not too tall, but not low profile either – she wanted the cane to show around her pillows, but not too much. I love that she knows exactly what she wants. Here are the basic steps to create this wall mounted headboard, but you can quickly watch the video to understand the construction.

  1. Day 1 – soak your roll of cane webbing in the bathtub (20″ wide x 6′).
  2. Day 2 – drain the bathtub and let the webbing air dry until it’s not dripping and damp to the touch – it should still feel wet and be pliable.
  3. Cut two 1×4 side boards at 16″ long (sand).
  4. Cut the top 1×4 board at 62″ long (sand).
  5. Cut the bottom 1×10 board at 62″ long (sand).
  6. Use the Kreg pocket hole jig to drill two holes at each end of the top and bottom boards (eight holes total).
  7. Then line up all four boards to create your rectangular frame, add 1.5″ wood screws to all eight holes connecting the side boards into the top and bottom boards.
  8. Determine which side will be front facing. Now turn the frame over so that you can attach the webbing to the back side.
  9. Carefully unroll the cane webbing making sure the holes are lined up along the top board. Use clamps to hold the webbing in place.
  10. Use a staple gun and 3/8″ staples to secure the webbing to the frame.
  11. You can cut off any excess webbing, but be sure to leave about an inch of webbing outside the staples.
  12. Optional: Add duct tape to the edge of the webbing to prevent the webbing from scratching the wall.
  13. Find the center of the top of the headboard, measure, mark, and predrill holes for the metal French cleat.
  14. Determine where to install the other half of the French cleat onto the wall, measure, mark, and predrill. The French cleat comes with a level to make this part even easier.
  15. Hang the headboard and enjoy~

Affordable DIY Cane Headboard – Watch + Learn

Sometimes a video is the best way to learn! I loved being able to show how to use the Kreg pocket jig tool to make my hidden pocket holes. It’s a $20 tool that elevates wood working. I will be using this tool for so many projects! Please check out the video and hit that Like button~

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Affordable DIY Cane Headboard
Once the headboard is hung, just push the bed against it. It’s low profile and is securely hung.
Affordable DIY Cane Headboard
Cane is so versatile in style, but I do love it for the boho look. You could paint the wood frame, and even the cane webbing if you wanted.
Affordable DIY Cane Headboard
Sawyer loves styling her new headboard with pillows! The texture and warmth that cane provides to a room is one of my favorite things about it.

Here is the headboard in her new bedroom. The best part about this DIY is that she loves it and it’s exactly what she wanted. Be sure to sign up for my emails and join me as I tackle a ton of DIY projects in the new house to elevate it above builder-grade and give it character and personality~ Thanks for checking out this post, let me know if you have any questions, and I’d love to know what you think so please drop a comment below.

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Z Gallerie Inspired DIY Canvas Wall Art

Z Gallerie Inspired DIY Canvas Wall Art

If you love Z Gallerie or even modern art – you’re going to want to check out this awesome texture treatment and painting technique! This Z Gallerie inspired DIY canvas wall art can be done on any size of canvas and the painting can be whatever you want. I’m not an artist so I kept it simple and modern. My 40″x60″ canvas is huge and such a statement size! It was originally covered in fabric, then I decoupaged vintage book pages and ephemera onto it, and then I decided to embroider it. You guys, my embroidery idea was so exciting and I selected one of my favorite scriptures, but each letter took me an hour to embroider with yarn and after that hour I had a kink in my neck and very sore fingers. If you watch my video about this Z Gallerie inspired DIY canvas wall art, you’ll get to see what the canvas looked like with my start of embroidered words. I couldn’t ditch all of my hard work though, so I saved the verse at the bottom and stuck with the grey tones for my art!

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Once the canvas is prepped, you can add the spackling compound to add texture and depth to the canvas. The type of spackling compound you use actually matters. I selected Fast ‘N Final Lightweight Spackling Compound because it has silicone in it which allows it to flex with the canvas and not chip off, and it is very lightweight which is especially helpful for large canvas wall art. Then I simply used a spackling knife to apply it to the canvas. You can apply it as thickly or thinly as you want and in any direction that you want. I liked to smear it on in diagonal directions and then lightly wipe it in the other direction to slightly flatten the texture. I didn’t want the exact same texture everywhere, I wanted a good mix all over the canvas to add interest and look as natural as possible.

Use this spackle:

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Once the compound is dry, you can paint your new highly-textured surface! I used the easiest painting technique ever and when I began, I had no idea what I was going to create. I actually procrastinated this project because I didn’t have a clear vision – the large canvas was very overwhelming. But, I got the itch to paint so I just went for it. I started out with craft paint in black, brown, cream, grey, and olive and added warm water to thin in out. Then I used a foam brush to apply it, but that method was taking too long so I moved on to putting the watered-down paint directly onto my old rag. Once applied with the rag, I folded the rag over and used a dry part to essentially dry brush the paint around. The dry brush effect gave me the exact look I was after and it was very easy to control.

After working paint all around the border of my canvas, the idea to add a leaning cross came to mind and I just went with it. I love the simplicity of the design, and how the darker and lighter areas add depth and movement. I’m no artist, but I still enjoy painting now and then – it’s fun to create and experiment. The next day when the paint was dry, I added a simple frame using lattice boards and a brad nail gun. It’s not perfect and the wood isn’t treated, but I love the modern finished edge around the canvas and the warmth of the natural wood. Of coarse framing your canvas is completely optional, but if you’re interested in the details, check out my easy DIY canvas frame post.

Quick tips:

  • If your canvas doesn’t have a hanger, add one before you begin the spackling process.
  • If you have to use more than one container of spackling compound, make sure you use the same color.
  • If you can see parts of the canvas that you missed with the spackling compound and you want to start with a base color, you can spray paint the entire canvas and spackle after it dries.
  • The spackle dries quickly, so move fast, have fun, and don’t stress a perfect textured pattern.
  • Use painter’s tape to protect any area(s) you don’t want spackle.

The Z Gallerie inspired DIY canvas wall art was so fun to create and really easy. Leave me a comment if you’ve ever tried this technique or if you’re going to try it! If you like the new fall pieces I styled with the canvas wall art, you can shop this post below. I absolutely love the basket ottoman for style and function, and I’ve been wanting the wooden vases for quite a while now – they’re so versatile. If you have any questions about this DIY, just leave me a comment and I’ll respond asap. Thanks so much for checking out this post!

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