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!
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.
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