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Since my downsizing I've had to get creative with extra storage and display spaces for decor. I love all my vintage kitchen goodies, but didn't have enough wall space for a lot of shelving or a hutch. So I came up with this easy DIY Shutter Shelf Window Topper to use in place of curtains or a valance for the large 3 window wall in my kitchen.

I distressed this old shutter style Bi-fold closet door with
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Paris Gray. The length was a perfect for the look I wanted above the 3 windows. You can find these at yard sales, thrift stores and the like, usually under $10!
I then got 2 wood shelf brackets (you could go with any style or material of bracket) and attached them at each end of the shelf. Your cost for the brackets could be anywhere from $1-2 for plain
metal shelf brackets at Lowe's and up, depending on what type and style you choose. I hung them upside down so it could be used as a topper shelf versus underneath as a regular shelf (windows would have been in the way!) I painted them to match.

I secured the center, for weight with another small
L angle metal bracket that you cannot see - one end screwed into the shelf, the other to the wall.

Once I had the shutter shelf hung above the window, I proceded to add some of my favorite things to display. You could display a full set of plates, collections or whatever you like. Mine is a mixture of things I have collected over the years that I love to see often and make me smile.
What do you think? It was really simple to do and I'm so glad I found space to display some of my pretties. It added a whole new look to that window wall, as well!

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