We have this cute little window on the side of our house. I love that it is tucked in along our staircase going to the second story and that our cat has claimed it’s window sill as his own vantage point for bird and squirrel watching.
However, from the outside it kind of gets lost in the magnitude of the house, kind of like a little postage stamp on a wall. The proportions are all off.
In an effort to save money, I planted smallish shrubs in the flower bed below, in the hopes that one day they would indeed fill out the space.
I look forward to that day where the ground is fully covered in blue star creeper, the three large white hydrangea bushes are as tall as I am and the individual boxwood have grown together to form a low, formal hedge.
Sigh. Until that day, I will improvise with my French tuteurs. In the winter, I will place two of them on either side of the window for some added height, but I use them during the rest of the year in the garden.
We have had some ideas on our Pinterest boards for how to remedy this sad little window and the first step we are taking is to add a self-watering window box.
We thought we’d take you along on the process and give you all the deets!
Here is my inspiration piece from Grandin Road. . .
I knew I wanted some tall white flowers in the back, some shorter white flowers and some trailing vines.
I also love the look of the trim on the top and bottom and was considering adding corbels.
Because of the height of the window, I needed to simplify the watering process, as well.
My husband designed a basic watering system that
Whew! No small feat, if you ask me!
We headed off to Home Depot (our home away from home), got in a disagreement about the exact design (uggh!) and went to pay.
Hmmm, I seemed to have forgotten my wallet and oh wow, my husband forgot his, as well. No worries, I could just write a check.
Wrong! I needed my i.d. for that.
I called my daughter, to bring my wallet, but she couldn’t find the keys because I had hers in my purse.
Anyway, two hours later, we made it home. But, we immediately realized we didn’t get enough wood and a rain storm had started.
It’s Ok, just hold umbrellas over everything and find some scrap wood. Oh. my. goodness.
I tell ya, DIY projects develop a lot of character AND they are usually worth the headache!! So, stay with it, my dears!
Good things are coming your way!
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We made it! Despite the fiasco in Home Depot, the rain storms and the design challenges we faced, we got another project checked off the list.
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