I showed you my new, “old” window box that I found at the flea market way back in April, and I promised to share what it was and how it looked planted with pretty blooms. It’s been a while but the flowers have finally grown enough to show it.
It may be the second week of July and we should be complaining of summer heat, but here in Illinois, we’ve barely had any summer. There’s been a day or two of hot weather but, for the most part, it’s been cool and rainy, which means the vegetable garden and flowers are growing at a snail’s pace (and I’m so ready for some fresh tomatoes).
When I posted this in April, there were a lot of good guesses but one of you smarties knew exactly what it was. So, have you guessed what it is? It’s actually part of an old corn crib conveyor system that carried grain in the cups and was chain driven. I saw it at the flea market and knew it would be perfect for the garage window.
I didn’t want to lose it’s rustic”ness” so I did nothing but drill several holes in the bottom to let the water drain out. To hang it, I put two screws under the window sill and hung the curved edge right on the screws.
Once it was up I put two small pieces of scrap wood behind it to keep it level. The front was hanging low and, when watering, the water would run out and onto the ground. The wood keeps the front up so the flowers could get a proper drink.
It may not be everyone’s cup of tea but I love that it’s rustic and different.
Have you reused or repurposed anything lately? I’d love to hear about it.
I’m hoping to get some work done on the kitchen this weekend. See you next week and I hope your weekend is great!