How to Build a Window Box


My husband and I participated in an exterior home makeover sponsored by Lowe's, and we built some window boxes for the homeowner. I wanted to share with you some of the details of this project!
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This is the brick ranch that we completed the makeover on. The homeowners wanted to paint their brick a neutral color, add new shutters and window boxes, and paint the front door. Each part of the makeover was so much fun to do, but I think the window boxes were my favorite. :)
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The window boxes made a huge difference in the curb appeal of the house, and they were so easy to make. I couldn't believe how quickly my husband was able to build them (check out video on my blog) and installing them was not too bad either.
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We screwed some "cleats" on the brick first and then attached the window box to the cleats (more details in video.)
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It did take more than one person to attach the window boxes. :) The Lowe's volunteers were a GREAT help!
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Once the boxes were up, we added some beautiful flowers. Lastly, we added the black brackets to the bottom for a decorative touch! The homeowners were THRILLED with the results!
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To see a short, step by step video of this project, click on the post url. Thanks!
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  • Lisa Clark
    on Apr 22, 2018

    Could you tell me what color the exterior house paint is.

  • Aliesha
    on May 30, 2018

    What color and brand is the stain on shutters, flower boxes and columns?

  • Haley
    on Nov 25, 2018

    what color did you paint the house and the door?

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  • Sandy
    on Aug 11, 2017

    I liked the brick better. The flower boxes would have been a nice addition to the brick exterior.

  • Rac14961168
    on Aug 12, 2017

    love the light color on the house it stands out more and looks great

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