We love old windows and finding new ways to use them. We’ve turned them into garden decorations and privacy screens. Here’s one we turned into an Upcycled Window Shelf.
How To Make An Upcycled Window Shelf
Piece of wood length of window
2 “L” brackets
White chalk paint or spraypaint
1. Find an old window. This is the fun part! We love going to flea markets and one of our favorite flea market finds is old windows. Look for one that still has its panes.
2. Measure the bottom edge of the window. Have a narrow piece of wood cut to that length. Most home improvement stores will cut a piece of wood to size for you. They might charge fifty cents a cut. A bargain!
3. Sand any old peeling paint off the window and sand the edges of the shelf wood.
4. Mask off the window panes. Paint the window and shelf white. You can use spray paint for this or white chalk paint.
5. Attach the shelf using two “L” brackets. We like to mark and pre-drill the holes. Make sure you are not drilling too close to where the window panes are set into the window. Once you have your holes pre-drilled, use screws to attach the shelf to the window with the “L” brackets.
6. Tape colored paper behind each window pane. Then use dry erase markers to turn the windows into a memo board. We added stickers to a few of our windows to give it an Under The Sea feeling.
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