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Window Boxes

Posted: August 19th, 2010 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |

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This was a picture I took 2 years ago on our anniversary trip to Charlston, South Carolina. We were on one of these things:

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Really that’s beside the point but I felt like I should use the picture somehow. Okay the point is - I have always loved flower boxes. And with David and my passion for reality TV comes many new shows that have given us some new ideas. I will not talk about Cupcake Wars and our trips into Kansas City to eat at Small Cakes — oh my goodness — to die for!

Curb Appeal: The Block is the show I’m talking about. We watch the show and then almost instantly think about what we could do to the house. This is the thing - I might have the idea but David can just create it. I have no idea how he does this, but it’s amazing. A trip to Home Depot and some cutting later…we have two window boxes.

Now let me tell you these are LARGE window boxes about 6 feet wide and we have a brick house. So things can get a little tricky. We decided to use some shimmy pieces to attach it to the wooden part of the windows so they can be taken off if they would need to and also so we wouldn’t have to drill into brick. Thank you.

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We test it out then I paint. And fill, sadly with faux flowers/plants. I just couldn’t imagine filling that all with real flowers, especially since I really don’t have that much of a green thumb! And we are so late in the season to buy anything. (FYI These are just things I’m saying to make myself feel better).  I’m thinking next spring I’ll do them up right, but until then, were going classy faux.

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Moment of truth….

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♥ Katie

And we are not done yet. What do you think about painting brick? Adding a front door feature? Mailbox planter?

Yes, lots of ideas but lets really see what happens to our weekends when college football starts!


2 Comments on “Window Boxes”

  1. 1 Melissa said at 7:26 pm on August 19th, 2010:

    Katie,

    Charleston has some of the prettiest gardens and flowers I’ve ever seen. You and David have done such a nice job adapting your inspiration to your own home. And the faux flowers don’t look very faux, I’m sure you can’t tell from the street or the driveway. Beautiful!

  2. 2 Andrea said at 5:00 pm on August 24th, 2010:

    These look great! You guys make an awesome team. I can’t come up with how to make stuff, either. I need fairly detailed directions. Must be a guy-thing!


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