A rustic flower window box with vintage charm.
I showed you my new, rustic window box that I found at the flea market, and I promised to share what it was and how it looked planted with pretty blooms. It’s taken awhile for the weather to warm up but the flowers have finally grown enough that I can show you.
So, what is this thing?
When I posted this earlier, asking what you thought it was, there were a lot of good guesses. One of you smarties knew exactly what it was.
It’s part of an old corn crib conveyor system that carried grain in the cups and was chain driven. I found it at the flea market and knew it would be perfect for a window box for the garage window.
I didn’t want to lose its rustic-ness so I kept it pretty much as is. It did get a good cleaning and a couple of holes in the bottom for drainage, but that’s it.
To hang it up, I put two screws under the window sill and hung the curved edge right on the screws.
After I hung it up the front was hanging low and, when I watered the plants, the water would run out and onto the ground. To fix it I put two small pieces of scrap wood behind it to keep it level. 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.
How many people can say they’re using rusty farm equipment as a flower window box? 😉
Talking about repurposing…I took an old, metal tomato cage and turned it into a plant stand. Check it out here.
Have you reused or repurposed anything lately? I’d love to hear about it.
Thanks so much for stopping by.