Thursday, November 8, 2012
Kitchen window shelf - DIY
I bought a piece of pine from Home Depot in the summer. Finally cut it to size in September*. Primed, painted and added brackets in October. Blogging about it now. Does that timeline sound accurate? MONTHS, for a piece of white wood and two brackets!
There are better looking brackets out there, and I could caulk the edges (and fill the split seams in the window frame) to improve the look. I suppose.
At first I wanted to fill the shelf with vintage mugs that could be used as planters for fresh herbs, but the mugs felt too cluttered. I had three white ceramic pots from IKEA under the kitchen sink. BINGO!
I could only find potted basil at the grocery store. I will see about rosemary and thyme eventually. There's no rush! What's a few more months?
*Jammed in there, the shelf actually holds up without the brackets.
ps. Check out that view, eh?