Thursday, September 2, 2010

DIY: Reclaimed Wood = Window Planter!

In the few months I've been married and living with husband Josh, he has unveiled secret building skills that I didn't realize he was harboring, even after 7 years of dating. Along with the multiple things he has built for himself he recently made me a recycled flower box!

The lumber was reclaimed from an old fence that had been torn down and thrown out in a nearby neighborhood. And with a little bit of wood glue, screws, and paint, the lumber was turned into a lovely new planter box for my bare window. The whole project cost no more than $8 bucks (outdoor paint) and it was worth every penny.

The only one who wasn't happy with this project was our baby Blue. He was very quick to let me know that he was not happy with this 'project' mommy and daddy were concentrating on. Notice the pure hopelessness in his eyes to ever be able to play frisbee again...

What have you recycled and turned into loveliness lately? I would love to hear!


  1. Your house looks ADORABLE! And awesome backyard!

  2. I recycled a chair ...glad I did. :)
    Oh! We have two of those guys...boxers are great!
    Have a great weekend xoxo!

  3. So glad you stopped in over at my end & took the time to let me know. Neat to know that we share a friend in common. Your friend since childoohd (aka Lupine) is a dear friend I've never met but have really enjoyed getting to know thru' blogging.

    Nice flower box! Isn't if fun to learn new things about someone you love & know so well?! I hope you two newlyweds enjoy a lifetime of getting to know each other better and finding out new things about each other that will keep you falling in love over & over again :)

  4. Isn't it so nice to have a handy husband!

  5. My husband has crazy reno skills that I never knew about, too!

    Very cute window box. I've got 2 more (window boxes) on my list of things for hubby to build for me. :)

  6. Always good to have a handy hubby! That window box is wonderful...

  7. Amazing and I love the outside pics of your home too. Gotta love that puppy face!

  8. What a great way to reuse something that would have otherwise been trash! Isn't that the absolute best?! I LOVE the way this turned out and it definitely dresses up that window! Great job! Thanks for linking to CRAZY CUTE!

    P.S. You're dog is adorable! I just want to smush that cute little face! :)

  9. Loving this!!! I love window boxes..and boxers!! AWW! I am happy to be your newest follower of your blog and would love to have you as a friend at FrouFrou Decor! Be sure to link your sweet finds up at my weekly party, Fabulous Friday Finds..hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrou Decor~

  10. Thanks so much for all the sweet comments everyone! Blue really loved the comments about himself and told me that I must include him in more posts :) It has been so wonderful meeting all of you in this blogging world I am learning about!

  11. Very cute, with a fresh coat of paint it fits in perfectly.


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