Monday, September 03, 2007

Mystery Project

I've been working on my mystery project all weekend but it's finally finished! First I made a box with the wood I got from my cousin.
Then I stained the inside and painted the outside.
Next I cut old tongue and groove wainscoting, also from my cousin's barn, and covered the bottom inside of the box.
Then I called my favorite son-in-law. I also put a small light inside the box and put wainscoting on the inside top.
I held the box while Chris screwed it to the house. Laurie did what she does best, took pictures and told us if everything was straight.
Chris secured it to the house real good. Are you confused yet?
Then we attached one of the windows that I got at the auction with hinges. I had sanded it a little, stained it to tone down the white and caulked the glass panes.
Chris is adjusting the window.
I couldn't get a good picture thru the window because of the glare so I opened it up so you can see what's inside for now.
I LOVE it!
I can't take the credit for the idea tho. I saw it on Nature Girl's blog last August. I told her then I might steal her idea. It will be so much fun to change it up for the holidays and seasons.

I went out as it was getting dark and got a pretty good picture. The light is not too bright and I'm really happy with it.


Carole Burant said...

Oh Jean it's gorgeous!!! The funny thing is that I had seen this shadow box idea also on NG's blog and have been keeping it in mind since I love the idea so much!! Now I'll just HAVE to make one also! hehe xox

Laurie and Chris said...

Mom ~ Your window box turned out really nice and it looks great hanging on the house. The light looks perfect. Let me know when we get orders!!!

Tammy said...

Well now, if that is not the niftiest thing I've seen all day!
Happy Labor Day to YOU!

MrBrownThumb said...

hey that's pretty good. I never would have thought to put a window box OUTSIDE. Congrats it looks really nice.

Dawn said...

I like this idea very much. Perfect for your charming place!

Diana LaMarre said...

That is just adorable!

What fun it will be to change it out for each season/holiday!

Iowa Gardening Woman said...

What a great idea! I love doing things for each season, this is a great idea, thanks for sharing.

The money plant and Chinese lanterns are beautiful, nice for a fall dried flower arrangement.

Anonymous said...

This window box is lovely and so creative. You clever thing.
Sara from farmingfriends

Naturegirl said...

Jean that is outstanding!!!
Natureboy and I are both so pleased with your finished window box!!
Good job!! I don't have the lights but we are going to make another and place lights inside!!
Have fun changing it up as I have!!
LoVe the angel!! Whoo Hoo you did it!!! Clapping NG

Lallee said...

What a great project. Well done!

Margaret Cloud said...

You have some good helpers but don't forget you created the box and did a great job, looks great.