Monday, June 16, 2014

Easy DIY Pallet Window Box

One of the projects that I've had on my to do list for quite some time, has been making a window box for our outdoor shed.  The only time you really see the shed is when we are swimming in our above ground pool.  Since this was the third year for our pool, I decided it was time to, as they say in Texas, "Git Er Done".

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Here's the window before we put up the window box - plain and boring - especially since we see it all the time in the summer.


And here it is after - 

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Much better, don't you think?

We started with an 18" plastic planter from Walmart for $7.97.


Then cut 6 pallet boards 24" long.  Each section of board was reinforced with metal brackets that we had on hand from a previous project.  We mixed new pallet wood with old and weathered wood.  The new wood went on the bottom and ends.  


Here is the finished box - 


As you can see, we weren't too worried with it being perfect since it was made out of pallets.  I was going for a vintage rustic look! We put it up on the shed with black metal brackets from Lowes that were $4.97 each.


After we put it up, I decided that the raw wood on the ends needed a coat of stain to help it look old and rustic.  The wood would have ended up that way eventually, but I wanted the rustic look now! And my family can tell you that I'm not known for my patience!

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Next I want to spruce up the flower bed below the box and then add a trellis to each side for jasmine to grow on.

Then our little shed will start to look more like a little cottage instead of the junk catch-all! 

Don't you think I need the trellis on each side? Mr. Crafty just rolled his eyes when I brought it up.  What do you think? Help me out here - please?

Wishing you all a fantastic week!

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4 comments:

  1. Can u give dimensions on how to make this or post a video?

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    1. This is exactly what I am looking for...I would love to see the step by step.

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    2. This is exactly what I am looking for...I would love to see the step by step.

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  2. I love it!!! What a fantastic use for pallet wood!

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