Happy Valentine’s Day, lovelies! If you follow me over on Instagram, you may have seen in my stories over the weekend that I bought a piece of old cypress and some vintage spindles that I wanted to turn into a wooden riser. I was off yesterday for Mardi Gras (one of the perks of living in Louisiana), and decided it would be a good day to complete this quick DIY.
It took about 30 minutes to make this yesterday afternoon. I quickly ran in right before sundown to try to style it and snap a few pics to share with you all, thus the reason for Little Debbie snack cakes. 😉 And thank goodness for a Camellia tree right outside of my kitchen door. I was able to cut a few fresh flowers to add a touch of softness. I styled it all against my Faux Subway tile wallpaper that you can check out [HERE].
How to Make a Wooden Riser
Piece of 1″ thick wood (any size you’d like your riser to be)
4 Legs (I used a wooden spindle and cut into 4 pieces)
4 Screws (length should be about 1/2″ longer than the length of your legs)
Wood Glue (optional)
Steps to Make Wooden Riser:
First, you will want to cut your spindle (or whatever you decide to use for legs), into 4 even pieces. I cut mine to be 3″ long. Once they were all cut, I sanded the edges to make sure they were nice and smooth so they would sit evenly on a flat surface.
After the legs were ready, I put them aside and prepared the board. The hubs sanded it for me and then I put a coat of clear wax on it to protect the wood.
Now it’s time to attach your legs to the board. Predrill a 1/2″ depth into the bottom of each leg in order to countersink your screws. Apply a small amount of wood glue to the end of the leg that will attach to the board and screw into the board. Repeat these steps for each of the four legs.
Now turn your board over. You’re done! Was that not the easiest thing ever? You will want to make sure that all of your legs are even and the riser doesn’t rock any. If it does, just sand down whatever leg(s) you need to make it even.
I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy DIY and that it has given you some inspiration to make this cute little riser or maybe come up with something of your own.
To so many of you that have sent notes of encouragement and prayer after my husbands back surgery, THANK YOU! He is finally starting to feel better and this was the first DIY we were able to work on together since his surgery. It was so nice to have my DIY partner back in business with me!
Have a lovely Valentine’s Day, friends! And please know, whether or not you have a Valentine today, God wants you to “BE MINE.” Isaiah 43:1 tells us “I have called you by name; you are mine.” Take heart in that and know that you are deeply loved and cherished, today and always. xoxo