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Window Repurpose – Garden Idea

Welcome to the May Power Tool Challenge! I am sharing a window repurpose garden idea!

Our group is back with DIY projects for your porch and patio that you can complete with a few power tools! Be sure to check them out at the end of this post.

We have an amazing outdoor area but the stairs to the deck above felt like an eyesore.  I have deemed it my outdoor wall and I’ve decided to do all I can to make it prettier.

Outdoor Patio - Repurposed Window is now a Garden Shelf - easy power tool challenge perfect for the patio at Refresh Restyle

Repurpose that old window that you have stashed in the garage, oh wait, that was me.

It’s a great place for hanging your hat and adding a few candles or other decor.

Old window idea - Repurposed Window is now a Garden Shelf - easy power tool challenge perfect for the patio at Refresh Restyle

Repurpose a window for a garden shelf - Repurposed Window is now a Garden Shelf - easy power tool challenge perfect for the patio at Refresh Restyle

I am featuring one of my go-to tools, the Bosch right angle drill/driver. The head swivels, it’s light weight and perfect for projects like this one.

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Supplies:

Old Window – 27″ x 32″ (any size – this is what mine is)

Board – 1″ x 8″ cut to 32″ (mine was roughly 32″, left over from this floating shelf project)

Drill with drill bits and screw driver bits- Bosch 12-Volt Right Angle Drill/Driver

L-Brackets – 2 each

Screws – 8 each for the L-brackets ( 4 @ 1″ and 4 @ 1/2″)

Heavy Duty D-Rings with screws – for hanging

Wood handled hand shovel and rake and 2 each 1″ screws – these are optional and purely decorative

Instructions:

  • Measure your window and cut the 1″x 8″  lumber shelf to fit – mine was 32″ wide.
  • Mark the area where you will be attaching the L-brackets with a pencil
  • Using the drill with a drill bit to pre-drill
  • Switch out drill bit for screw driver bit and attach the L-bracket to the window
  • Position the shelf board and mark with the pencil where the L-brackets will attach and pre-drill.
  • Using the 4 – 1/2″ screws attach the shelf to the window.
  • Attach d-rings to the back of the window to hang.
  • Pre-drill the handles of the hand rake and shovels, attach with 3/4″ screws. Perfect for hanging your garden bonnet.

Garden window - Repurposed Window is now a Garden Shelf - easy power tool challenge perfect for the patio at Refresh Restyle

The garden shelf  is great idea for an old window and who doesn’t love old window!

Paint it all if you like or leave it chic and chippy, like I did. The skies the limit!

Easy DIY - Repurposed Window is now a Garden Shelf - easy power tool challenge perfect for the patio at Refresh Restyle

Blue mason jars - Repurposed Window is now a Garden Shelf - easy power tool challenge perfect for the patio at Refresh Restyle

Repurposed Window is now a Garden Shelf - easy power tool challenge perfect for the patio at Refresh Restyle

Time to check out the Power Tool Challenge projects:

Patio and Porch Power Tool Projects from The Power Tool Challenge Team at Refresh Restyle

1. Long Porch Planters by My Love To Create

2. DIY Flower Pot Plant Stand by Her Tool Belt

3. DIY Easy Swinging Bed by Domestically Speaking

4. PVC Pipe Vertical Garden by Kim Six

5. How to Build An Outdoor Serving Table by Create and Babble

6. Repurposed Window Garden Shelf by Refresh Restyle

7. Trimming Out Porch Posts by My Repurposed Life

8. Stenciled Concrete Topped Table by Designs By Studio C

9. 2 X 4 DIY Bench by Virginia Sweet Pea

10. DIY Outdoor Sofa Table Tutorial by H2OBungalow

11. Repurposed Electrical Spool Holder Table by Designed Decor

12. DIY Outside Standing Plant Hanger by Confessions of A Serial DIYer

16 comments

  1. What a great way to repurpose an old window, Debbie! Would make a great mini bar when entertaining too. Pinning to share.

  2. I am loving your outdoor space! That window shelf is a great idea and it looks perfect in that space! So pretty!

  3. I love repurposed window projects! One of my favorite ideas is what you did, make a shelf out of one. It fills your area perfectly! Pinning!

  4. Way to go Debbie! I love repurposed windows, and yours looks so fun on your patio. I made a window project yesterday, and I wish I had never painted it. good call on that for you!

    I have more windows, and probably will not paint the next project-or if I do, it will be the same color as the window is already… live and learn!

    gail

  5. I see these old windows all the time and never know what to do with them. This is a fabulous use – I love how it looks on your wall ; )

  6. That is great! I’m sending your idea to my mom. She loves gardening and has a stash of old windows.

  7. This is a great use for an old window and I can envision it being used either indoor or outdoors. Adding hooks for tools or hats is a great touch.

  8. Oh I love this idea! Now I know what to do with that window I’ve been holding on to.

  9. What stairs?! This is so pretty, totally draws my eye, I love old windows! Such a great repurpose! What a nifty drill too! Awesome job!

  10. For this month’s challenge I too was looking to incorporate an old window. I have about 8 that I need to do something with, but never could think of something. I love how you used this one in your beautiful outdoor space!! And that drill…must have one now. XOXO

  11. I love this.. and you can have it out in the open so it doesn’t block the light. So smart!

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