10 Best Painted Window Boxes – Tested By Expert

In the quest to tidy, painted window boxes can make the difference between an organized home and one heaped with mismatched boxes in the closets and garage.

Consumers have been using storage boxes to organize nearly every part of their lives: In homes, on the farm, at warehouses, and even for travel. Over the years, many users have bought numerous brands and styles of storage containers for different applications. Some have served faithfully for decades in storage sheds, while some were only good for a year before cracking.

The best painted window boxes can lead to smarter living in your home. With a functional aesthetic, storage bins can declutter and organize. To find the ideal painted window boxes available, we conducted hours of research and evaluated product models on durability, size, type of plastic, closures, and price.

Top 10 Bestpainted window boxes : Editor’s Choice

 

List of 10 Best painted window boxes: Selected and Tested by Experts

1. NewAge Garden EPWB103-R48 Window Box, Tan

Features :

  • Non- absorbent
  • Odor resistant
  • Easy, no-tools assembly
  • Easy to clean
  • 10 Year Manufacturer’s
  • Won’t warp, crack, split, or twist
  • Can easily be painted

Additional Info :

Color Tan
Item Dimensions
Height 7.5
Width 48
Length 7.3
Weight 4.59
Release Date 2019-04-11T00:00:01Z

2. ENCHANTED TALAVERA Ceramic Oval Flower Planter Pot Succulent Pot Window Box Handmade Mexican Pottery with Drip Dish Saucer (Large 15″ x 7″ x 5.5″, Sunflower)

Features :

  • Enchanted Talavera Mexican pottery hand painted ceramic flower planter pot & drip dish set. Available size medium: 11″L x 6.5″W x 5″H including saucer and large: 15″L x 7″W x 5.5″H including saucer
  • FUNCTIONALITY: Each pot comes with a matching water catcher / saucer dish. Pot can also be used without saucer. Each pot is pre drilled with a water drainage hole. Made of 100% certified lead free ceramic.
  • Our high quality ceramic pots are substantial in weight and big on color! They are the perfect accent to hold your favorite succulents, herbs, flowers as well as indoor or outdoor plants as they are weather resistant.
  • Enchanted Talavera pottery pieces are all hand painted one at a time by our artisans so your item may have slight design and color variations compared to the photos. This makes each piece you purchase truly one of a kind!
  • Enchanted Talavera items are NEVER mass produced in factories overseas. Handmade in Mexico with love!

Additional Info :

Color Sunflower

3. 1 Pcs Wood Planter Box Rectangle Whitewashed Wooden Rectangular Planter Decorative Rustic Wooden Box with Inner Plastic Box – 17.3″ L x 3.9″ W x 3.9″ H Floral Natural Centerpieces Rustic Wedding Decor

Features :

  • Quantity: Pack of 1 Rustic Rectangular Wood Planter Box Decorative Wooden Succulent Planter Window Box comes with a matching Removable Plastic Liner.
  • Dimensions: The Wood Planter Box measures appr. 17.3″ in length, 3.9″ in width and 3.9″ in height. The Plastic Liner measures appr. 16.5″ in length, 3.3″ in width and 3.5″ in height. These are the perfect sizes for succulents and mini plants floral arrangements.
  • Color: The Decorative Rustic Wooden Box features dusty dappled brown coloring with a distressed white finish, which is juxtapose effortlessly with different grain patterns, nail holes, stains, chips, breaks and splits and gives the box a warm, natural, and cozy look. The plastic liner is transparent.
  • Material: Rectangular Succulent Planter Box is made of natural aged pine wood and lightly hand painted off-white for a distressed finish. This sturdy Wood Window Box doesn’t come with drain holes and the plastic liner can protect it from leaking water.
  • This Rustic Rectangular Wooden Planter Box is perfect for holding succulents, mini plants, air plants, flowers, mason jars, candles, potpourri and more! Just display your favorite fresh arrangements inside this Wood Planter to make stunning wedding table centerpiece or home decorative floral arrangement.

Additional Info :

Color White,brown
Item Dimensions
Height 3.899999996022
Width 17.299999982354
Length 3.899999996022

4. Mayne Fairfield 5823W Window Box Planter, 4-Foot, White

Features :

  • Mayne molded plastic planters are made from 100% high-grade polyethylene, with a double wall design creating a water reservoir.
  • Outside Dimensions: 48″L x 11″W x 10.8″H. Inside Dimensions: 44″L x 7.5″W x 8″D
  • Water reservoir capacity is approximately 4 gallons (15 Liters)
  • Includes 4 wall mount brackets with a black powder coated finish
  • The weather-proof and ultra-tough construction allows you to enjoy your window box all year long with very little winter preparation. The UV inhibitors within the resin allows for a long lasting fade-free performance.
  • 15 Year Warranty – Residential Application, 5 Year Warranty – Commercial Application. Made in the USA.

Additional Info :

Color White
Item Dimensions
Height 12
Width 12
Length 49.3
Weight 20

5. CYS EXCEL White Wooden Planter Box (17″x5″ H:4″) with Removable Plastic Liner | Multiple Colors Rustic Rectangle Indoor Decorative Box

Features :

  • Dimensions – Height: 4″ | Opening: 17″x5″ | Interior Dimensions: L-16″ x W-4″ H-3.5″ | Wood Thickness: 0.3″ | Natural White Wood Color | Pack of 1
  • Quality – Hand Made Paulownia Wood Planter Box. Removable watertight plastic liner included. Recommended for indoor use. Outdoor use may cause damage to the wood box due to outdoor conditions. No drainage hole included for plants.
  • Design – The perfect sized planter box. The thick wood walls are glued and nailed together for strength and durability. The clear plastic liner is designed to hold the soil and water within to prevent leakage and spills yet appearing almost invisible.
  • Uses – The planter box is a great fit for your farm-style home décor. For all the modern urban home décor lovers, the wood planter box is an easy and practical decoration for the contemporary house. It is perfect for small plants and craft projects.
  • Occasions – The wood planter box delivers a warming message to the surrounding environment. It attracts attention due to the natural character of the item. It makes for a unique centerpiece for any event or home. It also makes for the perfect gift.

Additional Info :

Color White
Item Dimensions
Height 4
Width 5
Length 17

6. Mayne Fairfield 5822B Window Box Planter, 3-Foot, Black

Features :

  • Mayne molded plastic planters are made from 100% high-grade polyethylene, with a double wall design creating a water reservoir.
  • Outside Dimensions: 36″L x 11″W x 10.8″H. Inside Dimensions: 32″L x 7.5″W x 8″D
  • Water reservoir capacity is approximately 3 gallons (11 Liters)
  • Includes 3 wall mount brackets with a black powder coated finish
  • The weather-proof and ultra-tough construction allows you to enjoy your window box all year long with very little winter preparation. The UV inhibitors within the resin allows for a long lasting fade-free performance.

Additional Info :

Color Black
Item Dimensions
Height 0
Width 0
Length 0
Weight 13.5

7. Rubbermaid Reveal Power Scrubber, Grout & Tile Bathroom Cleaner, Shower Cleaner, and Bathtub Cleaner, Multi-Purpose Scrub Brush

Features :

  • Oscillating heads scrubs 60 times per second, so you don’t have to
  • Interchangeable accessory brushes give you the right tool for the job
  • Water resistant assembly for durability you expect from Rubbermaid
  • Pulse and Continuous scrubbing settings
  • Ergonomic grip and rubberized molding for comfortable cleaning
  • Pulse and continuous scrubbing settings
  • Tool delivers 6 Volts of Power
  • 4 AA batteries included

Additional Info :

Color Gray
Item Dimensions
Height 1.75
Width 12.684
Length 6.997

8. Devil’s Den (A Chase Adams FBI Thriller)

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
Height 8.5
Width 1.11
Length 5.5
Weight 1.23

9. Marvel Studios: Black Widow “Taskmaster” Metal-based with Enamel 5 Lapel Pin Set Comes in an Officially Licensed Spinning 16cm Circular Window Box(Amazon Exclusive)

Features :

  • NATASHA “BLACK WIDOW” – She confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy, and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
  • MATERIALS AND DIMENSION – This Black Widow Enamel Pin Set is made out of high quality metal and painted with enamel for its detailed design. Included in this set are the following Pins with their dimensions: TASKMASTER HALF BODY: 4.1 X 4.5CM, TASKMASTER SHIELD: 4.5 X 4.5CM, TASKMASTER FACE: 4.5 X 2.8CM, SWORD AND SHIELD: 4.5 X 2.3CM, TASKMASTER FULLBODY: 4.5 X 4.2CM. A great gift for people who love Black Widow and Marvel.
  • BLACK WIDOW 6 PIN SET – These Black Widow 5 Pin Set will surely be a perfect addition to your Marvel Collectibles. Quality and durability is never compromised. These pins are also perfect for your fashion statement with its design crafted to its finest. Comes in an Officially Licensed Spinning 16cm Circular Window Box.
  • BE YOUR OWN STYLE – Showcase your own taste of fashion with these Marvel Legends Enamel Pins. Wear anytime and anywhere. These disney pins are a perfect add on to your lanyards, backpacks and even with your outfits. If you have a Black Widow Costume, shirt, or any Marvel outfit, you can easily accessorize it with these pins. Our Accessories, Your Fashion.
  • EXCLUSIVE BLACK WIDOW PIN SET – This Balck Widow Pins runs only for 1,000 sets on Amazon.
  • She’s Done Running From Her Past – Face the truth like Natsha and get your own Limited Edition Black Widow 5 Pin Set.

Additional Info :

Color Multicolor
Item Dimensions
Height 0.08
Width 2.08
Length 1.4
Release Date 2021-10-01T00:00:01Z

10. 17 Miracles

Additional Info :

Release Date 2017-12-15T11:22:52.389Z

How to choose the best painted window boxes: Important features to consider

Materials: Polyethylene vs. polypropylene – Low-density polyethylene (stamped on the bottom as LDPE, recycling group number four) is more flexible than stiff, cheap polypropylene (recycling group five), so it won’t crack as easily if you drop a loaded bin on the garage floor. It also won’t become brittle at freezing temperatures the way polypropylene does.

Each material has some advantages. Polypropylene can be made see-through, and it’s much more heat resistant — all the way up to boiling temperatures. LDPE is always tougher, but it gets very soft at temperatures above 110 degrees Fahrenheit and melts in boiling water. Our testers have seen far more polypropylene bins fail in long-term storage, especially in cold climates, but in a baking-hot attic, you’d want to be very careful about how much weight is stacked on an LDPE bin.

Latching lids – A flip-up latch will hold your bin closed even if you over-stuff it, which is handy for things like bulky sweaters and puffy blankets. If you put too much strain on latches, though, they’re prone to pop out of the mounting holes. Those holes also mean an entry point for moisture and insects.

A waterproof seal – If you just need a bin to shed rain, almost any will do: with one exception, the lids we tested to cover the edge of the bin, which means water will roll off without getting inside. A totally sealed lid (like our top pick) will also keep out humidity, though damp items can mildew quickly if you’re not careful about what you put in the bin.

Stackable designs – Nearly any bin can stand on top of another, but some designs are able to neatly mix and match small and large bins while creating a topple-resistant tower.

Single-size lids – If you’re building a collection of storage containers to fully organize your life, it can be handy to have bins with same-size openings. This usually means you can stack and nest different sizes as well as share lids between them. Usually, there will be at least two sizes in a series of containers with a common lid and footprint size, with the difference in volume made up by height.

What to Look for in a Plastic Storage Bin

Capacity

“Pre-sort items you want to organize into categories for containment,” says Marci McAvoy, professional organizer and founder of Marci McAvoy Home Organization. After pre-sorting, consider the storage bin’s capacity. Measure what you need to store and the space where it will live.

“There’s nothing worse than buying a bunch of bins and getting home and realizing that your space is too narrow for the bin you chose, or maybe you didn’t realize that your shelves couldn’t be adjusted for height,” says McAvoy.

Plastic storage tubs list the capacity in quarts or gallons, and some may also include the weight limit. If you’re shopping online, you can get a sense of what a bin can hold by looking at both product photos and images posted by shoppers, which are often the most helpful.

Material and Design

Rigid plastic materials are less likely to buckle when filled with extremely heavy items. These are sometimes labeled as high-density bins. “A bin like this tends to be more expensive because it is really durable, keeps dust and critters out, and is airtight,” says McAvoy.

If you’re storing bins vertically, look for a stackable style (these usually have recessed lids), since this will help the bins stay stable and maximize your storage space from top to bottom. Note that some storage bins are narrower at the bottom and wider on top, so they can nest when they’re empty. This is a helpful feature, but if you are lining these up on shelves horizontally, you may have wasted space between them.

Lid Closure Type

Storage bin lids can be attached or removable. The attached lids might be on a single set of hinges, or they may split down the middle and interlock. When the lid is integrated into the design, you’re less likely to lose track of it, but McAvoy warns that sometimes these can break, rendering the entire bin unusable.

McAvoy prefers removable lids with side snaps and latches. If you live with small children, you might need to opt for more secure closures. If you love color-coding, consider lids that come in different colors. Others might opt for clear lids so they can easily see the contents.

 

FAQ
  • When is the best time to buy plastic storage bins?

    Plastic bins often go on sale in January or February, when retailers try to capitalize on customers’ resolutions to get organized. Containers in colors like red and green maybe even more deeply discounted at this time.

  • How should you label plastic storage bins?

    There are almost as many labeling options as there are plastic containers. If you want flexibility, stick to erasable options such as removable chalkboard or whiteboard labels, and use either chalk paint or dry-erase markers. Label bin clips work well on the handles of open bins, and can also be used with dry-erase markers or Sharpies. Some people opt to simply write directly on clear bins, or buy pre-printed stickers. If you want your label to be permanent, use a marker like a Sharpie or an acrylic paint pen.

  • How can you hide plastic storage bins in your home?

    If you’re looking to hide storage bins in your home, one option is to buy larger, more attractive containers made from materials like wood or rattan, and fit the plastic boxes inside. This works best for items you don’t need frequently. You could also use fabric, washi tape, drawer liner paper, spray paint, and stencils to decorate the exterior of plastic storage bins. If you really don’t want to see them, opt for under-bed storage containers.

  • Can you recycle plastic storage bins?

    Check the number on the container as well as your area’s recycling rules. Many storage containers are made of polypropylene (labeled 5 or PP), and although this can be recycled, not all localities currently do this curbside, but some may accept them at transfer stations. You may be able to recycle polypropylene storage bins through a recycling company like TerraCycle. Try searching “specialty recycling company” and then the name of your town and state. Acrylic can be difficult to recycle, but some specialized facilities may accept it1. Products containing BPA cannot be recycled.2

    If you can’t easily recycle your old bins, try posting them on a local swap group such as Buy Nothing or Freecycle, or using them for other home projects, such as building a terrarium or mini greenhouse. If they’re clean and in good condition, you can also donate them.

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