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DIY Window Shelf

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This window shelf project was inspired by a day trip to a little shop in a town about an hour from where we live. Shops like this always inspire me. It is nice to step away from the computer and Pinterest and see inspiration up close, in person.

This place was packed full of amazing things. There were antiques, repurposed projects, reproduction pieces and farmhouse decor. All my favorites. I loved every piece I saw.

I don’t buy a lot in stores like these because the prices are usually so high. It is more of an inspirational “window shopping” trip for me. But, on this particular day, I did pick up a few treasures to bring home.

This pair of white bunnies were perfect for my small cloche.

A window shelf can be used for so many things and they are very simple to make. Click over to find the tutorial on how you can create your own window shelf to hang in your home.

I also found two old, miniature flags that I had to have. We were there before the Fourth of July holiday last year and I needed a little red, white and blue for our home.

Of course, I was inspired by so many things I saw in the store that day, but one piece really stood out and caught my eye.

Can you guess which piece it was in this picture?

A window shelf can be used for so many things and they are very simple to make. Click over to find the tutorial on how you can create your own window shelf to hang in your home.

That green piece hanging on the wall was my DIY inspiration for the day.

Did you guess right?

When I walked in the room, I saw it right away. I went over to get a better look at it and noticed the price tag.

$325!!!!

WHAT?! No way!!!!

Now, I was really intrigued. Was it painted with gold? Does it do the dishes and hang the cups on it for you? Are there ancient jewels on it somewhere? Believe me, I was looking for something amazing to jump out at me.

After my thorough search and coming up empty-handed, I knew I could make one very similar for less than $5.

Not $325, but $5.

The challenge was on.

I went home and searched through my window stash and found this gem.

A window shelf can be used for so many things and they are very simple to make. Click over to find the tutorial on how you can create your own window shelf to hang in your home.

It was the perfect candidate for the project.

I started by removing the glass from the window.

Then, we used some left over wood in the garage to make the shelves for the top and bottom.

A window shelf can be used for so many things and they are very simple to make. Click over to find the tutorial on how you can create your own window shelf to hang in your home.

We used the same wood to make homemade corbels to attach the shelves to the window.

A window shelf can be used for so many things and they are very simple to make. Click over to find the tutorial on how you can create your own window shelf to hang in your home.

A window shelf can be used for so many things and they are very simple to make. Click over to find the tutorial on how you can create your own window shelf to hang in your home.

I loved the chippy, yellow paint the window had, but I didn’t want the wood shelves to stick out so much. So, I white washed the entire piece.

A window shelf can be used for so many things and they are very simple to make. Click over to find the tutorial on how you can create your own window shelf to hang in your home.

Then, I went over it all with some sandpaper.

A window shelf can be used for so many things and they are very simple to make. Click over to find the tutorial on how you can create your own window shelf to hang in your home.

I didn’t add hooks to my piece because I wasn’t going to use it for coffee cups.

A window shelf can be used for so many things and they are very simple to make. Click over to find the tutorial on how you can create your own window shelf to hang in your home.

The best part of this window shelf project was that I came in way under budget! This entire piece cost $1!

I bought the window for $1 and we had the rest of the supplies on hand. I saved $324!!!!! 

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A window shelf can be used for so many things and they are very simple to make. Click over to find the tutorial on how you can create your own window shelf to hang in your home.

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