Sunday, May 8, 2016

Rustic Window Box

Why Hello there, I'm back! I can't believe it's been over a year since my last blog post. I post on my Facebook all the time & on Instagram occasionally. I am determined to post here more regularly this year, I promise.

Today is Mother's Day & here in Michigan we were blessed with a beautiful Sunny day. It made me want to be outside enjoying the day.  I decided to work on a project we've been putting off for too long. I wanted to make a Window box using an old 6 Pane Wood Window & some Rusted Barn Corrugated metal.

This is the Window, it has the Sash still attached. This was perfect for what I wanted to do.

After removing the piece on the top of the window,
We cut a two pieces of scrap wood on a 45 degree angle.....

and attached them to both sides of the top of the window.

We had some Old Barn Metal that was perfect for this project. We measured how long we wanted the overhang to be & cut it with a pair of Tin snips. 

Then we nailed a brace between the angles to support the metal.

Using a Brad nailer, we attached the metal to the angled pieces & all across the top attaching it to the brace & the top of the sash.

Looks so cute already. Now for the window box. That part was easy.  We just took the piece of wood we removed from the top of the window & re-attached it to the bottom, boxing in the front.

And Voila! A Rustic Window Box with a Barn Metal Awning...

I love how it turned out.....

It felt so good to make something for us to keep.

I can't wait to plant my flowers & put some in my window box.

I have a few more of these windows, we may just have to make a couple more for the store. I know a couple of ladies that would love one of these.

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you will check us out on Facebook & Instagram. Hope you have a great day!  Dee

1 comment:

  1. Hi! Are you still blogging? If so Is there anyway you and I could correspond with one another via email? I have a small, very old (I think It's a china cabinet) that was my grandmothers. Its not oak or cherry or anything really thick like that, but it's cute and it means a lot to me because she saved every penny she had to buy it herself in the 40's or 50's. I'd love your ideas on how I should paint it. As it is right now, it's had nothing done to it, has paint peeling (I'd love to send you some pics via email) and it's definitely looking a little more shabby than sheek! I've seen some online that look this this one, but I'd love to see what YOU would do with it.