Day 3 – Silver bling Christmas tree window shelves

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Silver bling Christmas tree window shelves via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

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!

Wooden window shutter and old crate toilet paper storage / Silver bling Christmas tree window shelves via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

Silver bling Christmas tree window shelves via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

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

Building window shelves / Glitzy silver Christmas tree pallet wood window shelves via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/ 

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. 

Building window shelves / Glitzy silver Christmas tree pallet wood window shelves via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

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. 

Building window shelves / Glitzy silver Christmas tree pallet wood window shelves via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

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.

Building window shelves / Glitzy silver Christmas tree pallet wood window shelves via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

2. Sand all boards well using a palm sander. Aren’t they pretty?!

Building window shelves / Glitzy silver Christmas tree pallet wood window shelves via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

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.

Building window shelves / Glitzy silver Christmas tree pallet wood window shelves via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

5. Measure and mark where you desire your shelves to sit, predrill holes, then screw in.
Touch up screws with white paint. 

Silver bling Christmas tree window shelves via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

Then layer on your silver’s finest, rope with some costume jewellery Christmas garland style, and add a little faux snow for fun 

Silver bling Christmas tree window shelves via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

 The silver accessories are actually productive, holding bathroom items.

Silver bling Christmas tree window shelves via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

A winter bathroom / Silver bling Christmas tree window shelves via http://www.funkyjunkinteriors.net/

 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!

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  1. Hi Donna,
    You always have the best ideas and this one is a beauty! Love how you used the silver pieces and the costume jewelry garland. Very cool!
    Warmest Regards,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

  2. I have wanted to do something like this for my kitchen window, but thought it would be too difficult. You’ve shown me that it isn’t at all! I love how yours turned out and you have them decorated so perfectly!
    Thanks for showing your how to.
    Debbie :)

  3. Donna, I stand in awe of your amazing creativity. What a beautiful, unique Christmas tree and so appropriate for the bathroom. This is why I love you, she said in a totally non-creepy way. :D

  4. You are the most creative person I have ever come across! I love this idea! And I love that it is low cost :) Simply beautiful!

  5. Oh Donna–you are lucky to have those deep windows! What a lovely display–may have to get my white ironstone creamers out and replicate this somewhere…

  6. Nice Q-tip container….
    Who would of thunk it but Donna!
    How to decorate the bathroom PLUS be functional?
    Great job.