Image courtesy of Lowes.
Sometime making your home look great isn’t as difficult as it may seem. We tend to get caught up in the whole home make over crazy that we neglect the fact that a couple of important and inexpensive changes can make a whole world of difference. All you need to start making those changes is break things down into individual projects. The only problem is that many of us aren’t as handy as we want or even have the time to work on a project. Fortunately, Lowe’s has a specific section on their website called Lowe’s Creative Ideas, that is full of project ranging from outdoor to indoor and beginner to advance to help you do some of that work yourself. In addition to the cost you save, there is nothing like the satisfaction of completing a project on you own.
Since Divina loves flowers around the home, I decided to do one of Lowe’s weekend projects for beginners: the DIY Window Box. I have no problem saying that I am a total beginner, but hopefully I will make it up with enthusiasm.
Thankfully, Lowe’s set you up to succeed from the beginning. Along with the instruction there is also a shopping list of everything you will need. For the Window Box here is what I had to pick up:
- Lumber: Here is the useful cutting list with what wood was needed
- 1 1/4” deck screws
- 1 5/8” deck screws
- Titebond III waterproff adhesive
- 3/16” wood dowel
- Liquid Nails silicone Adhesive
- 3” screws
- Loctite general purpose spay adhesive
- Olympic Naturaltone Stain, quart
- Valspar primer, quart
- Exterior semi-gloss paint, Red, quart
In addition to the list, each item included the product number which made it so much easier to identify the specific item that you are looking for. Armed with my list and I traveled to my nearby Lowe’s in order to pick up everything I needed on my sheet:
All in all, the total cost for the project came out to be less than $100 (not counting power tools). The next step is the build, which I will be doing this weekend.
If you want to follow along I will be live tweeting from @dancinghotdogs and @daddyrising. Wish me luck!
Disclosure: All material was provided by Lowes except for power tools. The build was totally performed by me and the opinions expressed in the post are my own.