Our big exterior reveal is only a few week away, so I have been working on adding more character to the home. At the moment it is very monochromatic. White, black, gray. I really wanted some warmer wood tones to offset the white and black, so I headed to Lowes for some flower boxes. They were pricey. The larger ones were even more so. I came home with one to see how it will look but didn’t like the look of them. So I grabbed some leftover 1×8’s and started chop sawing.
I will preface by saying that these were made with the intent of using faux flowers. You can still use this tutorial with fresh flowers but remember to pretreat the wood, drill drainage holes, and line the boxes with a filtered liner to prevent the dirt from staining the brick.
But before we start, let’s see how much character a window box adds to a home.
For 3 flower boxes you will need: (materials only)
- 8 (1×8) boards 38″ length
- 42 screws
- wood glue
- stainable wood fill
- 21′ of panel mold
Now onto anchoring
Voila! All done! If you decided to use faux flowers don’t forget to spray them down with UV coating to keep them from being blighted from the sun.
Thank you so much for following along as we make our house into a home!
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Fell in love with this gorgeous Peggy Martin Trellis by @moss_landscaping as I scoured the internet for landscaping ideas. Currently working on the exterior of the home to bring yall a pretty reveal by next week. Tomorrow I will be going to all the stores for flowers and pretties. Blog post will be coming up soon if you want to follow along how to build and fill window boxes from scratch! • • • • • #landscaping #trellis #BHGhome #inspotoyourhome #exterior #exteriorhome #homeexterior #landscapinginspo #mypinterest #heyhomehey #habitatandhome #apartmenttherapy #housebeautiful #makehomematter #inspriration #homewithrue #hunkerhome