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LOVE MY DIY WINDOW SHELVES

Today is all about a super easy one-hour project wine pine shelves to make the cutest window shelves for flowers. I love window boxes, but if you have multiple windows on your main level that adds up.

These wood shelves are less fussy (cheaper) and perfect for plants, herbs, or flowers.

FLOWER, HERB OR PLANT SHELVES

HOME DEPOT SHELVING FOR WINDOW SHELVES SECURED WITH METAL BRACKETS FOR SUMMER FLOWERS

DIY WINDOW SHELVES

And, the best part of this alternative to window boxes: no mitered corners required. I wanted to recreate the look of window boxes, but something more flexible for year-round use.

The solution was my farmhouse kitchen shelves. I turned to my kitchen’s farmhouse shelves. These would work on the exterior of my house and under the windows.

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Why reinvent the wheel or in this case the window box? I made farmhouse shelves using select pine cut to the measurements of the width of the window frame.

The supply list is below!

WINDOW SHELVES AN ALTERNATIVE TO WINDOW BOXES

STEPS

These flower shelves were easy to make, install, and decorate. I had three windows facing the backyard and I loved the idea of flowers outside the windows.

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Window Shelves Supply List :

  • 1-2 2×12 select pine boards; unfinished
  • 6 brackets (2 for each window shelf)
  • favorite pre-stain wood conditioner, stain and water-based sealer.
  • tools: drill, miter or chop saw, level
  • canvas drop cloth.

I cut three boards to the length of my kitchen windowsHome Depot will cut boards. The dining room window is wider, but I liked the symmetry of the three window shelves cut the same length. I stained each board several times (both sides) and finished with two coats of a water-based sealer.

Here is the hardest part for these window shelves: waiting for the stain and sealer to dry.

So I drove to Home Depot and grabbed brackets. I went simple because six brackets add up and I wanted to keep this simple and inexpensive.

I can’t wait to add pumpkins and branches this month and Evergreen for the end of the year!

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Here is another favorite outdoor project with metal covers!

PETUNIAS ON WOOD SHELF OUTSIDE A WINDOW ATTACHED WITH METAL BRACKETS FOR FLOWERS

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11 Comments

  1. What a great idea and you can put anything on them! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Hope to see ya next week!
    Kim

    1. Thank you Kim! I love the shelves… great for all holidays! laura

  2. Jann Olson says:

    Laura, this is such a clever alternative! I love visiting Vale and seeing all of the gorgeous flower boxes too. the chunky wood is fabulous! Your plants will only get more beautiful with time. Thanks for sharing with the Garden Party.
    hugs,
    Jann

  3. I have always loved the look of a garden shelf and really they are probably much easier to care for than window boxes. Great idea, Laura! Thanks for sharing this at the garden party. 🙂

  4. Good idea. I put my containers around the cabin deck. Some are edibles and a few are flowers. I enjoy all of the green and colour after a long, cloudy, rainy winter. – Margy

  5. I love this idea! Maybe now I can finally get some flowers in front of our windows.

    1. It is so much easier and during the holidays I add fresh garland! Thank you Carol for stopping by, laura

    1. Ha! My sister commented about the repeats too! I think I am done! ha!

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