Saturday

Bathroom reno, the window, part 2...


I call this "Bathroom Reno, part #2"... I started with the "linen Closet"
You can see this Here

The photo above is my upstairs "Bathroom Window".  Although the bathroom is a nice size with separate shower and tub and a 6' vanity, the window has always reminded me of a 'gas station window'.. no matter if I put up a 'silk window treatment', it's still small and ugly!
My first thought was shelves on the window.. but how?
Then the 'light bulb' came on. I remember some 'Macrame' twine I found a few weeks before at a garage sale... it was blue, as that was the new color of my house.. blue and white!


I also had some jalousie window panes I found many months ago in a trash pile.. I cut one into three separate pieces. To fit the width of the window. I only used two, not wanting to over due it!
 

 First I used curtain rod holders in the upper inside of the window frame.. this will hold the twine. I cut the length and used 4 times the length for each side (glass holder).  I then tied a knot for the first pane of glass (doing my best to measure the second exact).
I then slid the glass between the two sections of the hanging twine.  (I do hope I'm explaining this correctly?)
You know, I did this on my kitchen window also many months ago,  the kitchen window is perfect for small potted plants, (that is another story).


It worked!  Now for the "Ugly Window".
The metal of the widow itself was brown and not very attractive.  Also the window was not framed with molding. So off to my local "Home Depot"!  I bought 3" white. Wanted to save myself a bit of work, but, knowing me, "I'd paint it anyway"..... I am saving this step of the "Bathroom Reno" for post #3.


Here is the finished "Window shelves"... not bad!
To be continued.........................


 

23 comments:

One Life Many Journeys said...

I will have to show this to my Mom. She loves her windows full of plants and stuff. This is a nifty idea.

Meet Virginia said...

WOW!! This is such a great idea thanks for the post!

~Morgan

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Lourie said...

That is a cool idea. I look forward to seeing what is next.

Atticmag said...

So clever. I enjoyed seeing your post. Jane F

Anita said...

What a great idea! I could do this with some nautical rope and some old wood in my laundry room for some extra storage. You could hang it anywhere! love it

Debbie said...

WOW that was clever, and I love the cobalt blue bottles, they look super! Thanks for stopping over and following and of course entering in the giveaway. Good luck and I look forward to seeing you again. I have a new linky party you may be interested in, I see you have a trash find, link it up...it's ok if it an older post, just link it to my party, that would be awesome!

Debbie said...

Man you are fast! Thanks:)

Michelle said...

Neat idea! The bottles are gorgeous too! :o)

Alyssa Barnett said...

What a creative, unique idea!

Alyssa
lifeoflyssie.com

Sue said...

Hi Sandy- nice to meet a new blogging friend. That is why I like to link up to parties. You are one very talented and determined lady. I looked into some of your past projects and you have multiple skills, girl! Love this idea for jazzing up the window. It's a lot easier than installing shelves on brackets, that's for sure. I was checking out some older kitchen posts of yours. Did you ever solve the flooring dilemma? I'll stop back by again soon. Thanks so much for taking the time to visit and comment. Due to DH's recent health issues, I haven't posted like I've been wanting to, but now that he is on the mend, I should be able to get out and work on my projects. Have a great week.
~ Sue

miss corner cape said...

what a great idea...this makes me wish i would have saved the ones that were on the front and back screen doors. too late now!

thanks so much for stopping by the cape on the corner, and i am glad you found my alternative idea for those heavy candlesticks funny!

Sarah said...

Love it! Super Cute :-) I adore handmade items. They're so original. I love homemade altogether!

http://livingonhomemade.blogspot.com

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh wow! I adore it. What a wonderful metamorphosis.

kim said...

How creative are you. That worked out perfectly. Made it look so much better.

Debbie said...

Thanks for participating, it will only get better as we go along from week to week, I had a blast!c

Victoria said...

That looks great, I love it! How creative of you:)

Carolyn said...

Great idea for your window! I love the black eyed susans on your header too.
Carolyn

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

this is SUCH an awesome idea!! i can't put plants on my window sills because my cats will jump in them and try to snack on the plants, but i think something like this would work for me... hmmm... :) thanks for sharing this amazing project!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a NIFTY THRIFTY IDEA!

Blessings,
Linda

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

Great idea! The natural light enhances the bottles, too! I love that you found the shelves in the trash and gave them new life...helps keep stuff out of our landfills! Thanks for sharing and see you next week! Rory

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Not bad???? They're wonderful!

Cara @ Twice Lovely said...

Very cool. very cool. I love window shelves, and these are charming!

Kendall said...

Great idea! I love how the shelves turned out. Thanks for linking up to Shop The House Sunday!