last friday i shared the little secret that w + i were looking @ a house over the weekend. and not just any ol' house ... but a little farmhouse on 9 acres of land! my poor green-thumbed husband is getting incredibly restless. currently we live in a teeny little apartment w/ a window box. an unsuccessful windowbox at that.
so over the weekend, i also decided it was time to utilize what little sunshine we do have:
- wooden board cut to fit your window (i used a piece of hickory @ 36"x 5" x 1 1/4")
- 2 long strips of webbing (i used 2 10' strips)
- a sturdy curtain rod (or 2 hooks) to hang
- wood stain
- hand drill
1 // drill a hole in each corner of your board approximately 1/2" from the edges. lightly sand the edges and around the holes to smooth. (if you want to stain your shelf - do it now!)
2 // use 1 piece of webbing for each short side of your board. fold the strip of webbing in half. push one end of the webbing through one corner hole & tie a knot. then push the opposite end through the other hole and tie a knot.
3 // hang your shelf from your curtain rod (our's was a 1 1/2" wooden rod - very sturdy) or hooks. adjust the knots at the bottom to find the correct height. use a level also to make sure the shelf was level.
yes - i admit those plants look PUNY! and thus the need for our window shelf. enjoy!