A flower box! The easiest, cheapest way to add curb appeal! And just in time for Fall Decor!!
Off to the Country Living Fair this weekend, but first another great outdoor post…just in time for Fall!! If you read my previous post, you saw that we did a complete makeover on our home exterior this summer. Of course, this inspired some building projects for me…the wheels are always turning! 🙂
I have always loved our faux-window (If you’re curious what’s behind that window, it’s our master bedroom closet)….
But never have known how to make it pop. With some insight from my sister, I decided to build a flower box and add some hardware…. Amazon Affiliate Link
Last year I built a flower box for my parents using pinewood and several coats of exterior poly to protect it from the elements. I’m happy to say, it has held up well….
However, an idea popped in my head while at Home Depot and I went with it! Why not build it with picket fencing? It costs less and is outdoor-ready, which means no poly!! At only $1.50/board, it was a brilliant idea….if I do say so myself. 🙂 All in all, this project came in at less than $12. What a steal! And oh so easy to make!
So let’s get to it…
THE CHEAPEST WAY TO MAKE A FLOWER BOX
Instructions are based upon 50″ long and 12″ deep flower box
Flower Box Materials Needed:
Picket fencing strips (6) (amount needed, dependent upon size of flower box)
1 1/4″ nails or screws Amazon Affiliate Link
1″ pocket screws
Flower Box Tools Needed:
Miter saw or Circular saw
Kreg Jig (Most used tool in my shop! If you don’t have one, you need one!) Amazon Affiliate Link
Step One: Measure
Measure space and cut 4 boards to the length you need (in my case, 50″).
Step Two: Drill
Using a Kreg Jig, drill pocket holes along one side of your 50″ board. Then use 1″ pocket hole screws to drill the two boards together. This will be the inside of your front….
Do the same for the back of your flower box. You now have your front, back and bottom to your flower box…
Step Three: Attach
You are now ready to drill your front and back board into your bottom board (making sure pocket holes are on the inside, so as not to be seen)…
These are my favorite screws to use for all of my projects… Amazon Affiliate Link
Step Four: Finish
Next, cut your end pieces to fit and screw them in from the sides.
And that’s it!! A little paint or stain, attach to the space you want it, and you’re ready to plant!!
What started out as puny little flowers…
Will grow to become a beautiful display, in no time!!
Isn’t it amazing what a flower box will do to enhance the curb appeal of your home?
And, I’m happy to say this faux-window is finally a focal point to our home, as I have always wanted it to be. 🙂
As I mentioned before, I did buy hardware (2 handles) for this faux-window too. Here’s the link, if you would like the same look. 🙂 Amazon Affiliate Link
Be sure to Pin It to your Pinterest Board for later…
Until next time,
Happy Building, Friend!!
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