I'm excited to share this cute little DIY with you guys. With everything slowing down and us laying low at home these days, it has given us the chance to catch up on some projects we haven't had time to do until now (gotta find the silver linings right!).
It feels so good to be finally finishing up our little barn/shelter for the pony and I wanted to add a little flower box to the tack room window. Originally, I was going to do more of a traditional and simple window box, but literally last minute I had a vision for it and I'm so happy with how it all came together.
You guys may remember this little dress up wardrobe Steve made Harlan years ago along with its little scalloped edge. It kinda pioneered my love for it and when we were designing the barn I knew I wanted that cute little touch added again.
I had Steve make sure he took note of exact measurements, etc.. He is so talented at making and building things and most of the time he just kinda wings it and cuts as he goes (kind of like someone who never follows a recipe when they cook). So I made sure he wrote everything down that he did and he's given as much detail as he can on how to make it.
Everything we used to make the flower box is from Lowe's. I've been a huge fan ever since we built our house. SO many of the things in our home were from there, so I'm excited to be partnering with them on this quick and fun DIY!
Line up front, back, and side and get ready to screw together. This works well on a flat surface. Start screwing box sides together. Start on one corner and work your way around, screwing in 3” screws per corner where you drilled your pilot holes. The pilot holes help the wood from splitting.
Note: when you drill in the corners you may need to line up you corner not square, the screw will want to pull the corner in resulting in an uneven corner. You will know what I mean when you try the first one!
While the paint is drying, make the scallops.
Using the chop saw, cut the 1x4 fascia on a 45 degree angle on both sides (37 1/4" long). Then, cut two 8 and 5/8 pieces for the sides (one side will be a 90 degree cut, the other a 45 degree to match the front piece). Once you have the pieces cut, set your compass to 1 1/2 inches and make essentially make half circles along the bottom of the fascia.
TIP: Practice this a few times on some scrap pieces of wood until you find your groove.
After the scallops are laid out and traced on the 1x4 fascia, use a jig saw to cut them. Drill pilot holes and counter-sink holes on the scallops before painting.
Once dry, mount scallops onto the top of the flower box with 1 1/4 " screws in the pre-drilled holes, making sure the front corners are good and tight.
TIP: If there are any gaps or cracks, use caulking to blend or fix.
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