DIY Guest Room Snack Box

DIY Guest Room Snack Box

I’ve recently been making over my guest bedroom, I even named it the “Mustache Motel” because of some of its decor. My goal is to try to make it a place where guests are comfortable and have everything they need or want… kinda like a retreat. AND then hopefully they don’t wake me up too early in the morning looking for water… or a snack! So that is where I came up with the DIY Guest Room Snack Box idea… just like staying in a hotel, but these goodies are complimentary!

This post is NOT sponsored, but Rustoleum did send me product to try. All opinions are my own. This post DOES contain affiliate links.

How to Make Guest Room Snack Box

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What I love about this is that it is a super simple DIY project and can be made in one afternoon with one (1) board and a couple of tools. So let’s get started:

Shopping List:

1 - 5 1/2” Cedar Fence Picket

1 1/4” 18ga Brad Nails

Cut List:

6 - Side Slats: 17” x 1 1/2” x 5/8”

3 - Bottom Slats: 15 3/4” x 1 1/2” x 5/8”

2 - Sides: 5 1/2” x 5 1/2” x 5/8”

Tool List:

18ga Brad Nailer (optional, could use hammer and nails)

Table Saw (optional, could use 1x2 pine for slats)

Drill w/ 1” Forstner Bit

Printable Plans - DIY Guest Room Snack Box

Step 1:

Cut two side pieces 5 1/2” x 5 1/2” from cedar fence picket.

Step 2:

Rip the remaining of the cedar fence picket into 1 1/2” strips.

Step 3:

Cut 6 side slats 17” x 1 1/2” and 3 bottom slats 15 3/4” x 1 1/2”.

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Step 4:

Using drill and 1 “ forstner bit cut a finger hole 1 1/2” down from center of both side pieces.

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Step 5:

Sand all pieces. I recommend sanding to 120 grit.

Step 6:

Stain/finish all pieces with desired finish. Note: Highly recommend doing this before assembly so you don’t go crazy trying to get into all the nooks and crannies.

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Step 7:

Assemble guest box using 1 1/4” 18 ga brad nails. You can use wood glue, but I didn’t because I thought it would be overkill and didn’t want to have to worry about cleaning up the glue squeeze out.

Attach the bottom slats to the side pieces first starting with the outside pieces and then centering the middle piece. Then attach the side slats flush with the outside bottom edge, then flip piece over and attach the top slat and then center middle slat in between those two. And then repeat on the other side.


And viola you have yourself an AWESOME DIY Guest Room Snack Box!

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I am really loving the two different tones of woods going on in my guest room now and love how the slats on the snack box match the beds. Speaking of bed, I have plans for those here…. DIY Modern Twin Bed. And if you would like to see what the bedroom looked like before I started making it over, you can see that here… Guest Bedroom Makeover - Before & After.

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Can’t make it now? Pin it and save it for later!

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I still have several more things I wanna do to make this room complete, like an accent wall, but it feels good to check another project off the list. Any decor projects you would like to see me make? Let me know!

And keep #BuildingAwesome and have an AWESOME day!

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