Old Shipping Crate Flower Boxes

June 12th, 2009 in member junk     
chippingcharm Laurel Putman, contributor
8 users recommend


I love the idea of window boxes but my husband doesn't like the idea of drilling holes in the siding.  This project was a good compromise...I purchased 2 of these sectioned shipping crates last fall...my husband welded and spray painted the bases.  Then we put some left over pavers in the bottom to raise the pots up, added the flowers and topped it all off with some mulch to hide the indvidual pots.  Finished...now we're both happy :)


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, wood, plant holder, outdoor spaces

Comments (13)

CalamityAnne writes: You scored BIG TIME with those shipping crates!!! I would have thought I died and went to heaven if I came across those! By the way...excellent project! Posted: 11:40 am on June 22nd
MimiToria writes: Wow! These are so awesome. Tell hubby he did a fab job on the welding. The weld job accents the finished project, but keeps the wondeful patinaed crates in the focus. Love the words on the vintage boxes and your compromise is great as well.
Gretchen
http://mimitoriasdesigns.blogspot.com Posted: 11:35 am on June 22nd
lotsofbottles writes: THIS IS A GREAT IDEA TOO. I WAS JUST CLEANING OUT MY DADS GARAGE AND CAME ACROSS SEVERAL WOOD CRATES WITH WRITING ON A NUMBER OF THEM. I JUST LOVE THIS SITE SO MANY GREAT IDEAS!!!!!!! Posted: 11:27 am on June 22nd
RustyDiva writes: I love these! The crates are awesome and the gray color of the wood is beautiful. What a great idea to keep from putting holes in the house. Thanks for sharing. Posted: 12:52 pm on June 15th
suewhitney writes: This is fabulous! Yow two make beautiful music together. Awesome!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:58 am on June 15th
chippingcharm writes: Thanks everyone...gailmarie, I'll be watching for your posts. Beware, it's kind of addicting...I find myself walking around my house thinking "what could I post next?" Laurel Posted: 7:27 am on June 14th
junkermidge writes: That is very cool. I love it!
Midge Posted: 10:14 pm on June 13th
fellowjunker writes: BEAUTIFUL job. I especially love how your old crates have the wording on them.
xojanis Posted: 3:29 pm on June 13th
StrangeCargo writes: Laurel, very nice and cool with the vintage writing on the crates. I'm sure these would work well on the other side of your window inside your house, with interior plants.

Thanks.

Ken Posted: 6:31 am on June 13th
oldnews writes: What a great compromise, and it's wonderful to look at!! Posted: 12:08 am on June 13th
alicemom writes: Those are so great! Better than regular window boxes!
great job.
smiles, alice Posted: 11:32 pm on June 12th
monakent writes: Looks SUPER duper!!!! I love old crates, especially with wording on them. It's always nice to see them put to good use.

Sure wish MY husband knew how to weld (or better yet, wish I knew how).

gailmarie

(P.S. part of our new camera came in the mail today.....soon I will be able to post. Thanks for all your motivation - and of course Geo's.) Posted: 10:30 pm on June 12th
DownHomeDIY writes: I love old boxes and crates too. This is a great repurpose! And how lucky to have a hubby that welds!! Must drop some hints to mine. Posted: 10:26 pm on June 12th
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