Adding a Shelf to an Old Window

I love decorating with old windows. They add warmth, interest and there's a lot of history in those panes!
When I saw this window laying in a pile at my family's lake house I knew I had to have it!
I had the perfect spot in our family room above the couch for it but I wanted to add a little shelf to display my pretty things.
I painted the window, purchased a small pine board and small brackets from hobby lobby.
I used the brackets upside down so they would fit on the window and also give the window a little interest.
I also painted the brackets white and distressed to go along with the vintage window.
I love the way it came out and I can't wait to change it up during all of the seasons!

Suggested materials:

  • Wood
  • Window

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  • Donna Hamilton Blake
    Donna Hamilton Blake
    on Jun 25, 2018

    I have a couple of these windows. I have been looking for the perfect idea for them. This is it. I love this. Thanks for sharing.

    Don a B

  • Tonna
    on Jun 4, 2020

    Truly beautiful! I am sitting on our couch and I literally, just turned around and looked up at the wall behind the couch and i can absolutely "see" a window shelf! Thank you for your inspiration, ma'am! 😊 Tonna Chavez Ott

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