Finding my bathroom window a little boring, simple shelves were installed, which made it possible to create these glitzy silver bling Christmas tree window shelves!
The backlit silver really casts a lovely glow and offers an interesting focal point to an otherwise bare and boring window. It was fun to jazz them up for the season, but I also can’t wait to play with them more after Christmas too!
Here’s how I made them:
Building window shelves
1. Using pallet wood, boards were cut to size to fit just inside the window. Two small supports per shelf from other scrap wood were cut to the same depth.
Tip: Here’s a little cutting trick I learned from Follow Your Heart Woodworking’s Julie.
For the cleanest saw cut possible, place a board behind the one you are cutting. The board behind will get the jagged edge this way, not the one you are wishing to use.
The jagged board to the left was the backer board. The board to the right was the one in front. Clean as a whistle! Neat trick, especially if you’re cutting lots and wish to reduce the amount of sanding.
2. Sand all boards well using a palm sander. Aren’t they pretty?!
3. Paint the boards!
I used an interior / exterior primer, followed by a semi gloss pure white latex that I used for the window trim so it all matches.
4. Thank your cat Skye for not walking all over the table while the boards were wet.
5. Measure and mark where you desire your shelves to sit, predrill holes, then screw in.
Touch up screws with white paint.
Then layer on your silver’s finest, rope with some costume jewellery Christmas garland style, and add a little faux snow for fun
The silver accessories are actually productive, holding bathroom items.
Pallet wood has never looked so pretty in these parts…
Have you ever tried shelves in a window before? I think I’m going to do this to my kitchen in summer!
See you tomorrow for Day 4!