The Quaint Sanctuary

The Quaint Sanctuary

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

{ The EASIEST Cottage Style Window Flower Boxes }

Happy Wednesday friends!! I'm so happy you're back for another simple DIY we've added to our little suburban cottage!! So a few weeks ago I posted a picture on Instagram of some awesome rustic flower boxes from +The Home Depot !! I'll clue you in on a little secret of mine..I'm flower box CRAZY & have always wanted some for our home, so this spring I was determined to add some for a more cottagey look out front!! We've always hesitated about "hanging" some because of the way our window ledges are.. When I spotted the ones at Home Depot I thought we would have to drill & all that annoying stuff, but my husband had other ideas { Yay, THANKS HONEY }!! So upon looking at the ones we wanted we decided we could just fill them with dirt & a few stones for weight & place another piece of wood underneath the box to even out the otherwise uneven ledge! Mark cut two pieces of regular scrap wood & we were done #easy. I mean in all honesty it was much more simple than drilling into the window ledge/brick or using the metal hooks! Come see the rest below & how we did this for close to nothing in about 10 minutes!!!!



Here is the amazing selection Home Depot offered!! I for sure wanted to take one of each haha! Below are the ones we decided on. Simple, dark rustic wood..We got two different sizes for each of the front windows! 


WHAT WE DID

  • Cut / place your wood the length of the box under the uneven ledge/surface
  • Line the boxes with plastic or other material depending on usage { We used faux plants }
  • Fill with dirt & stones for weight
  • Add your flowers & or greenery


  

I chose some traditional white hydrangeas for a fresh look with some hanging greenery from +Hobby Lobby . I got both on sale for 50%!!

  

We have two windows out front of our home. The picture window ledge {above} is extremely uneven so placing the wood underneath the box evened it out & allowed us to set the boxes on the ledge without drilling into the frame or brick which we don't recommend!!! 

Side Note: I chose to leave the wood natural color for some added charm & contrast especially with our bamboo shades inside! I liked the natural appeal rather than painting the added pieces white. You could do either.


  

I love how fresh & simple the wood, brick & white shutters look mixed together! 
** I'll be blogging the front once the landscaping is refreshed & some of our plants have blossomed etc..


This project is definitely being added to one of our most simplest DIY projects with the most impact! I can't wait to play around with them for the seasons & holidays too. This project for both boxes with the greenery cost under $100!! What do you think of this charming new curb appeal we added to the front of our home???

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Paige.Rose








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