As most of you know, we are doing a 100% top to bottom renovation of our house. It's a big project that we have had little time to work on. Our house is in mostly a state of disarray. It wears on me at times so I find myself doing small temporary projects while we are "in process" to try and make this ramshackle house more of a home. We have a window in the kitchen that looks directly at the side of our neighbors house. It's at ground level but I did not want to put a curtain up. Instead, I decided to build a few quick shelves across the window and use plants as a pseudo screen. It was super easy and has made our kitchen feel much more inviting. I was a little more casual with my attachment methods because I know the window and window well will be rebuilt so you might want to take a little more care if you decide to build your own. Here's what you will need:
- 4 inch wide boards cut to the width of your window well (I inset mine into the window so they would not stick out too far). Use as many as will fill your window's height. Be sure to leave enough room for the height of your plants or knick knacks.
- L-brackets, 2 for each board
- a level (my shelves are level, but I found out our window is not so my shelves look crooked!)