The Power Tool Challenge Team is sharing their favorite Garden Projects and my favorite is Repurposed Window Shed Flower Box. I used some old wood windows, shutters and some pallet wood to give the sides of my plain shed a makeover. I thought my shed needed something on the sides of those solid plain walls. I see many sheds that have windows and those windows have cute little window boxes full of flowers. I decided I would make a faux window on the sides of my shed, so I could have the cute little flower boxes too.
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I found the cute shutters at a garage sale and the windows were on the curb for trash.
I found the perfect sized plastic window boxes and used them as my inserts for the ones I built using free pallet wood. I made the pallet flower boxes the same way I made the Table Trough Centerpiece. You can see the full tutorial by clicking on the link.
I painted the frame of the window white and used Rustoleum Mirrored Effect on the glass, to give it a reflective surface so you could not see right through the glass to the side of the shed. I painted the shutters black to match the shutters on the house and hung up the repurposed pallet wood window flower boxes.
The repurposed window shed flower box gives the perfect touch to the shed.
I added one to both sides of the shed and had to plant different flowers since one side sees the sun and the other is shaded all day.
We also built these raised garden beds in the back to grow a small garden so we could have tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini. It was very easy to make the raised garden beds, we used cedar fence panels and some chicken wire to keep the small critters out. Make sure you read the post on how we made the raised garden beds.
I have a small backyard and I like to use some old items to create garden art. The radio flyer wagon was one that Mr. DD had and used to pull his boys around when they were little. I added a few of those plastic garden boxes that I used for the shed window boxes and planted a few flowers.
Added a fence for a back drop and it gives the space the perfect balance of plants and garden art.
I love the old bike, it was either my mother-in-laws or my sister-in-law’s bike. I added the planter box on the back bike rack and it makes a perfect planter. I have been looking for a bike basket to add to the front and just haven’t found the perfect one yet.
I love how the creeping jenny trails out of the planter box.
I used an old galvanized metal bucket and planted wave petunia’s so they spill out of the bucket. You can also see the Vertical herb garden leaning ladder in the background.
I made the Vertical Herb Garden Ladder last year. I moved it this year to give it more sun, I like the new location now that the herbs are getting more sun.
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I hope you enjoyed my repurposed garden art tour and stick around to visit the other great garden projects from the Power Tool Gang!
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Wendi @ H2OBungalow says
It took me a minute to realize that there was no window on your shed! This is fantastic! The whole project added so much character to your shed and fits with the repurposed theme of your back yard I have to find a project to do this on! Pinned and sharing
Adding windows with window boxes gives your shed personality. I also love the creative ways that you added plants around the shed, especially with the bike. The planter on the back of it looks so cute!