Repurposed Window Shelf

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An old window gets new life as a shelf with a view. 

Repurposed Window Shelf

Probably one of my easiest up-cycles... 

I began with an old solid window. I cleaned up the window and left the hardware on to be used as a hook to hang a wreath. 

I cut a board for the shelf the width of the window and attached it with wooden shelf brackets using glue and a nail gun.

Repurposed Window Shelf

Repurposed Window Shelf

The entire window, shelf, back, and front was painted with one of my favorite paints... Fusion Mineral Paint.

Repurposed Window Shelf

For this project I chose the color Casement... 

Quite appropriate for a window wouldn't you say?

Repurposed Window Shelf

Two large D Rings are attached to the back so the window can be hung on the wall or sit on the shelf. 

Fusion Mineral paint comes in a variety of colors. It needs little prep work before painting and needs no sealer. I repeat... no waxing!

The colors are amazing and the coverage is complete in one or 2 coats.  

I also love the metallics... the brushed steel is one of my favorites and was perfect making a galvanized steel look for this galvanized sign project or this beautiful metallic silver server.

Fusion Mineral Paint can be purchased locally at Revival Oporium at Backstreet Antiques or ordered online.

Repurposed Window Shelf

More Fusion Mineral Paint Projects...

Lily Pond Dresser

Outdoor Furniture

Ugly Duckling Dresser


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Fusion Mineral Paint supplied my paint, all opinions are my own.

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  1. Beautiful. Love the subtle off white color you chose and the shelf you added at the bottom. Stunning!!

    1. Thanks so much Michelle... it was really even better in person, it was a very large window :)

  2. What a perfect way to update an old window! Great idea, Susan. Thanks for sharing with us at Talk of the Town.

    1. Thanks Betsy... it was an easy build and sold in a minute!

  3. oh my gosh Susan, so simple but I love your window shelf.... do you KNOW how many windows I have? I must do this very soon and see if it's popular in my booth.
    I'd love to share this in my window roundup.


    1. Gail it was so easy and so sturdy too. It was the first thing to sell at the flea market this weekend. Everyone loved it!


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