As new home owners, Matt and I had a lot of little projects we wanted to do in order to make the home ours. One of my biggest priorities was to put flowers everywhere, next Spring I will make sure to explain more with pictures of my mom’s beautiful porch she does every year. Here is a picture of our “blank slate” after we started to mulch the front where it used to be just sand:
I looked at big box retailers and their big price tags for cedar colored window boxes and felt defeated. We wanted 28″ window boxes and we could only adhear L brackets to make sure they stayed on, so I was feeling defeated. Hubby to the rescue, I had no idea how simple a project this could be!
He went to work creating 28″ window boxes with a few planks he got at home depot and drilled a few holes in the bottom and prepped me to stain them. I used spray stain, yes a stain in a spray paint can in color cedar (Varathane brand), and then water sealed in for good measure with a Varathane exterior wood water sealer. The L brackets were the most expensive bringing this project to to a $60 total, but I will tell you now that I don’t just look at my flowers when I look at my house, but I look at the love that went into the window boxes too.
Here the boxes are in early Spring:
And here are the boxes in mid-Summer:
And what they look like now, in Fall: