My niece, her hubby, two boys, and a goofy-polydactyl cat, all live in a very old house. Built in 1900-old. And 1064 sq ft small.
Although they’ve already done quite a bit, it needs more work. Whose house doesn’t? I’m trying to lend a hand—and design and construction—to help out.
You’ve seen the “hall tree” I built them for Christmas, and some of Landen’s bedroom and his dresser.
I recently designed a pretty cool deck to go on the front of their house, because they only have a 12ft deep backyard—kind of like a corner lot back yard. They’re hoping to start that project in the next two weeks (fingers crossed). But until then—
- I found a pair of shutters at the ReStore for $1 each and used 2 cans of spray paint to give them a neutral color.
- And then thought, “Well, how about a window box full of flowers?”
I bought 10ft green treated deck boards for this project. I cut them down to 9ft (the length/run of the window), and decided to router a detail on the face.
I used a speed square to create 45° angles for the lattice-y pattern.
After finishing the routered detail, sanding, and putting the back-bottom-front-and-sides together, I lined the box with pond liner and drilled drainage holes. They can paint the box or stain it to match the deck later.
We hung the box yesterday, and this morning, really early, I bought flowers and planted them before there was a party for Braeden’s 8th birthday. It looked so nice, and I know my niece-and-family are well pleased!
I’m sharing this project with these fabulous linky parties–