Monday, April 1, 2013

This weekend i was one of THOSE bloggers....

the one's whose partners OK their DIY/honey do/latest idea and get right to it.  Usually when i ask the boyfriend to help me hang or make something, it goes a little like this.

Me: I'd really like to ....insert random DIY idea here....
Him: Yeah, I'll get right on that.
Me: Frowny face
OR
 
Me: Did you see, across the street, they ...insert random DIY project here...
Him: How am i supposed to finish the basement/bathroom/current project if you want me to do that?
OR
 
Me: I really want to ...insert random DIY wish here...
Him: How's it feel to want?
Me/Him mimicking me: Oh, i know exactly how it feels to want, don't you worry.
 
But this weekend-this weekend of glorious Saturday weather-it went a little something like this.

Me: I'd really love it if you built a flowerbox under the garage window.  Don't we have any wood lying around? 
Him: And what would this box look like?
Me: I'm sorry, what now? 
Him: The box, what would it look like?  Just plain?
Me: However you want the box to look, darling.
Him: What color would you paint it?
Me: White?
Him: We have extra tan paint that matches the shed, you could use that.
Me: And we could add white trim to really match the shed?
Him: Let's go, get your painting clothes on.
Me: Woo hoo!

And then there was skipping.




This was early spring last year.  Note the frustrating rate at which the hostas unevenly grow.  But don't you think that window is just calling out for a window box?  And imagine this with stucco, as i have been doing since we built this behemoth.

So while i was basking in the sun and the breeze, enjoying the fact that there are no bees out yet, and painting the trim,


S was constructing the box.


This is what the shed looks like look, so we painted it to match.


Then Lily and I watched as S hung it....


under the watchful and approving eye of the Lady of the Garden, aka creepy garden lady whose partial body we unearthed whilst building the garage.  I propped her there to keep an eye on things. 


This will look so good when i can fill it with flowers!
 Or, apparently until the time comes, gnomes. 

Me: Don't you think it would look great if we built huge flower boxes for the front of the house?
Him: Yeah, I'll get right on that.
 
Sigh.
 
What have you been up to?  Finally feeling like Spring?

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33 comments:

Tys said...

Oh I like! I miss my window box that was outside my kitchen window in my last house.

Kudos on him making that for you. My honey-do-list is about 8 million miles long... I hate to nag..buuuuuutttt... ;)

Our new backyard is very shady, so I'll probably be filling it with hostas!

~ Darlene said...

Great post...made me chuckle since I have had those same conversations!

Boxes look great!! Yes, please, bigger ones in the front!

~ Darlene

Jenny said...

Impressive!! Oh how I miss my window boxes from my old house - they were so much fun and had such great curb appeal! So obviously I vote yes on big ones on the front of the house!!

Sue@House Pretty said...

I love your new window box! Goodness, can I borrow your boyfriend for a weekend?! Please? I very much love my husband. New sentence. My husband does not like to do DIY jobs. Again, new sentence. We are in a 50 year house that needs a lot of DIY jobs completed. So, I'll ask again, can I borrow your boyfriend for a weekend?! Hey, come on, it's JUST for a weekend, lol!

Lisa said...

I like it! It looks perfect like it was always supposed to be there! Also love that little cat pot holder below it. Good job to the boyfriend!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love window boxes and that is perfect on your shed! Very cute! Glad you got S to help with a Spring spruce up!
hugs,
Linda

Rachelle said...

Love your new window box! It looks great with the new shed and other decorations. Props to the BF!

Crystal @ 29 Rue House said...

Oh yes - I couldn't survive without my hubby!

Your window box turned out awesome!!! Nice work you two!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Love your window box! Not only will it look pretty overflowing with flowers this summer, but I can see pumpkins in the fall, greens in the winter - what fun!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love window boxes, so pretty!
XO
Kristin

CJ Foss said...

Great job on the window box. Plant with your favorite spring flowers, but don't forget to water up there. The only plants I can have are succulents since I forget to water places where the automatic sprinklers miss. Enjoy! Thanks for posting. ~CJ

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

It looks fabulous, I love it. Great job. Hugs, Marty

Cathy C said...

I love your window box! Thanks for stopping in to see me.

Lindsey Domer said...

Wow! Looks great! I love the beige with the crisp white... Why don't you send your man over here to build me a window box? :)

Also, love those hanging potted plants! So cute!

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Diane | An Extraordinary Day said...

Oh aren't you going to love having that window box billowing with flowers this summer.
I wonder what you said differently...hmmm. :)

Christy James said...

What a great weekend project! Maybe you need to start a reward system...like you do with kids when you give them m&ms for peeing in the big boy potty! Haha! I know you can't wait to fill it now:)

XO,
Christy@Confessions of a serial do- it -Yourselfer

Melissa Skidmore said...

That looks fantastic! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

Suzan Sweatman said...

So pretty!!!
Love your conversation ( I post about our conversations constantly so really had to smile at yours )
Your newest follower!
Hugs,
Suzan

Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell said...

Oh, if only all projects could go like that! I love how it looks though - the 2 tone is perfect!

Kelly said...

O.k it's really hard for me to pick my favorite thing about this post but I'm pretty sure creepy garden lady wins. The flower box looks amazing though!! And I love the gnomes, but creepy garden lady is just plain awesome.

Cocalores said...

So cool! Love those boxes, I have been planning to make something.... but it will have to be a lot easier because I am the main DIYer in our household, and I am not an experienced woodworker ;-)

dressthisnest said...

I love it! I wanted to make window boxes for our front windows too! This is motivating. Thanks!

Michelle said...

The window box looks great and that totally sounds like all the home improvement conversations in this house too.

Lindsey @ Better After said...

Haha, that sounds all too familiar! Love the gnome! :)

Alison L said...

That Lady of the Garden thing made me laugh. Nice window box! Thanks for visiting me today:)

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Brandi said...

Your window box looks great! I know you can't wait to fill it with pretty plants.

Martha said...

A really nice window box -- can't wait to see it filled with flowers!

Sandy said...

I've been wanting to put flower
boxes on the front window for ever
and have never gotten to it.. might
be a good summer project. Yours turned
out wonderful..
Sandy

Vidya Sudarsan said...

Nice transformation! Loved your post as well :) It's the best time of the year to enjoy the garden anyways...

decoratewithalittlebit.com said...

Great work! it looks wonderful! Little Bit

This Sarah Loves said...

Great window box! Good luck on getting the other ones built ;)
Sarah

Krystie said...

Sweet Window box!

Tammy Henderson said...

Very Nice! Love the window boxes!