DIY Window Shelves

If you have been following along with my Instagram or my blog, you know I have been working on my sunroom. This space was dark and dreary when we moved in and slowly we are transforming this space into the bright and cheery room that it was destined to be. We have made a lot of progress. In the past couple weeks, we have:

  • Shiplapped a wall

  • Limewashed the brick

  • Redid our Media Wall

It has made a huge difference! Now I am moving on to the other side of the room. One thing I wanted to give a fresh start was this interior window that was in our sunroom. I didn’t want to cover it up because the room on the other side only had this small window for sun, but I did need to make it look more inviting and fresh than when we moved in. Here is what the interior window looked like:

It needed some love. Before I started with this DIY window project, I did spray paint the metal in the window using Masking Liquid and Spray Paint.

Once that was painted white, I wanted to create a window shelf as a spot to put some of my plants. I wanted for each one of the shelves to cover the the metal bars in the window. Here is how I did it.

DIY Window Shelves


4 - 3in common boards cut to the size of the window

3 - 8in common boards cut to the width of the window

Shelf Brackets

5/8in Screws

Trim Screws


Concrete Anchors

Hammer Drill

Miter Saw or Circular Saw to cut the wood

Orbital Sander

Stain (I used Early American by Varathane)