Vintage Window Shelf From Old Window

Vintage windows are being used everywhere
and when a friend dropped off a few to me, there was 
no shortage of ideas out there. 

Vintage windows can be made into beautiful projects.

I started out by scraping down the chippy paint that was already falling off. 

I had several scrap boards in my workshop and I cut one to the width of the window and attached it to the bottom with wood glue, nails, and metal brackets. 

I used white chalky paint to paint both sides of the window with a coat of white. 

Repurposing old windows into new projects.

I added large D rings to the back of the window and hung it in studs on the wall over the bed.

Old window turned into a decorative shelf

I'd show you the whole room but unlike other home and garden bloggers, my room is not always perfect. 

Easy DIY for old windows.

My master bedroom make-over can be found in this post about painting the furniture

My decor right now is completely neutral with a pop of turquoise color in the pillows and the rug. 

Beautiful window shelf using brackets, shelves, paint and old window.

Want to make a wreath to go with your new repurposed window? Take a look at this DIY wreath tutorial.

Creating beautiful window shelf using found materials.

Vintage window shelf made from old discarded window

Take a look at the DIY for
 another window shelf I made a while back. 

Window shelf DIY old windows and repurposed boards.

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  1. Fabulous! What a great find and repurpose.

    1. Thanks Linda! It is remarkably easy to make too :)

  2. This couldn't have come at a better time...I've had 2 of these windows sitting in my home for the past couple of months waiting to be used specifically for this purpose (over my bed). Thanks so much for the share!

    1. Thanks so much Kim... I'm secretly hoping I have it in a stud deep enough... I'm losing a little sleep :/

  3. This is so very creative! I've got quite a few windows in my garage and I've never been too interested in the ways I've seen them reused no matter how beautiful but, this is something I could see myself doing. Thank you for the inspiration. Pinning & sharing!

    1. Thank you so much and thank you for following Homeroad on all my social media! I love making these windows and it's really quite easy! The hardest part is finding the brackets at a good price :)

  4. LOVE this Susan! My head is spinning with how many ways I can use that sweet window shelf. Beautifully done!

    I've featured you this weekend on DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 364. Thanks for linking up! :)

    1. Oh yay! Thanks so much Donna! Can't wait to see it :) I've sold a bunch of these window shelves and now I have one over my own bed :)


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