Some time ago someone posted an idea to use shelves over windows. I had commented that I did the same thing only I used wooden door gingerbread trim to make the side brackets so that I could hang my curtain rods through them. Someone contacted me and asked me to post a picture. I used basic wooden shelving and trimmed the edges with rope molding.
By Lynn from Albany, NY
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This is a wonderful idea for me to work on. Am renting an old place and taken down all their curtains and frills hence leaving the top ledgers around. Now I can dress it up and add some of my stored away treasures. Thank you for the tip.
Years ago I made cornice boards which were about 6 inches from the ceiling. At Christmas I would put garlands, fake apples and lights on top of them. They looked wonderful and added a great festive touch to the livingroom. Shelves are a great idea for a country look! Nice idea.
By Teresa Tart 06/26/2009
Do your all think 2 shelves over double windows would look good? I have 2 sets of double windows and a single window. Would it look good to have shelves over all the windows or would that be to much?
Your idea is not only cute but so functional! Using the gingerbread trim is a real bonus and incorporating the curtain rod into it is very clever. Kudos for your ingenuity!
I think this is a great idea if you have decorative things to store that you don't need to get to-- books, etc. I'm all for using all that vertical space.
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