I’ve been dreaming about window boxes for two years. This weekend I realized that I have no reason not to make one. So I did.
I don’t love the light blue on my house. I think during the summer when there’s tons of light it washes everything out. Between the silver tin roof, super light blue siding and white trim, you can’t really look straight on at my house-it’ll blind you! So I thought a window box would add a nice pop of color out here.
But, that’s kind of plain so I decided to jazz it up a bit.
While at Lowe’s yesterday I picked up a couple narrow redwood boards, cut them to size and nailed them to the front. This added some dimension and interest to the window box but also covered the screws I used to hold the box together.
When it was finally time to paint I was kind of done being outside. It was hot and windy so I decided to come inside and paint in my living room. Henry was done too, I think he’s starting to remember how much he hates summer and being hot. (You can see here that I drilled holes in the bottom for drainage, that’s important!)
I slathered on two coats of Hale Navy on the outside of the box and then painted a couple of inches down the inside and under the bottom. Obviously the dirt will cover the unpainted inside of the box and it’ll hang close enough to the ground that people won’t notice that the bottom isn’t painted. Don’t tell.
I didn’t take any pictures of it head on, those will come once it’s planted. These pictures from an angle make it look weird and uncentered. I promise it’s not.
To be honest, I don’t know how much this cost. I used about $7 worth of the redwood and probably $10 in cedar for the box. The paint, screws, nails, caulk and wood putty I had on hand, don’t you? ; )
I’m already planning a window box for my kitchen window and my bathroom window. And maybe the living room and both bedrooms.