Here’s an easy way to add a shelf above a window: From a craft store purchase a unpainted wood shelf. Mine was 7-inches-by-48 inches. Paint to match window trim. Cut circular holes in the shelf brackets large enough to accept a decorative curtain rod. ( I have my holes far enough forward to not interfere with the wooden blinds behind them.) Resting shelf on top of window frame, attach shelf to studs on sides of window frame using the hardware that comes with the shelf. Insert rod into the hole on one side of bracket, add valance or curtain, insert rod into other bracket hole and screw on the end ball. Paula Strelow, Claremont
Here’s an easy way to add a shelf above a window: From a craft store purchase a unpainted wood shelf. Mine was 7-inches-by-48 inches. Paint to match window trim. Cut circular holes in the shelf brackets large enough to accept a decorative curtain rod. ( I have my holes far enough forward to not interfere with the wooden blinds behind them.) Resting shelf on top of window frame, attach shelf to studs on sides of window frame using the hardware that comes with the shelf. Insert rod into the hole on one side of bracket, add valance or curtain, insert rod into other bracket hole and screw on the end ball. Paula Strelow, Claremont
Here’s an easy way to add a shelf above a window: From a craft store purchase a unpainted wood shelf. Mine was 7-inches-by-48 inches. Paint to match window trim. Cut circular holes in the shelf brackets large enough to accept a decorative curtain rod. ( I have my holes far enough forward to not interfere with the wooden blinds behind them.) Resting shelf on top of window frame, attach shelf to studs on sides of window frame using the hardware that comes with the shelf. Insert rod into the hole on one side of bracket, add valance or curtain, insert rod into other bracket hole and screw on the end ball. Paula Strelow, Claremont

Simple shelf can be a Clever display space

August 12, 2015 11:07 AM

UPDATED August 13, 2015 04:52 PM

More Videos

  • Brian Moynihan ‘We have a duty:’ BofA CEO calls for Charlotte to fix economic-mobility problem

    Moynihan said at the Charlotte Chamber’s annual economic outlook luncheon. “We have a duty here to make sure that we sort of take care of these things and do it the right way.”