This time we wanted to redo our house number sign down by the street. As you can see ours was a little scary and should have been replaced quite some time ago.(Tetanus shot anyone?!?)
Originally I had wanted to do this from Roeshel at The DIY Showoff:
I can't even tell you how much I wanted these little lovelies in my yard (with my numbers of course!). They are adorable! I had been saving this idea in my "project-to-do" folder on my computer for months trying to figure out if I could finagle this into the front of our house.
Sadly we couldn't find a good spot to put them where they could be seen from the street (and believe me we tried everywhere!) So for now I'm left to admire these.....
So that brought us back to square one...trying to come up with an idea for our hose numbers. I absolutely loved the idea of incorporating flowers and plants in my house numbers.
That's when it came to me -- a flower box! I should note before I go too far that I could have made this project much easier on myself....and just bought a window planter. Sometimes I don't think of these things until I'm half way through with whatever mess I've started. Needless to say, if I ever have to redo this project I'll give up the moo-la and splurge for the super-cute window boxes.
Okay, back to the project. I picked up some new house numbers ($1.49 each at Home Depot) and nailed them to the front of my "window box".
If you're curious about the box -- I unfortunately do not have instructions -- but How Does She has a wonderful tutorial on an adorable window box. Or you can always buy one if you find a good deal. Side Note: Of course when I checked the paper yesterday, I saw Menards has adorable window-boxes on sale for $6.00!!
Mine was made out of some left over scraps I had, so it didn't cost me anything. Gotta love that!
After I built my box, I attached it to the current post that was at the end of our driveway.
Then I filled the box with dirt and flowers and gave them a nice long drink of water....have I mentioned it's been in the high 90's here?!?
And today I'm linking up to these parties!