I have been wanting to have an herb garden forever but I needed it to be accessible. I saw someone create a window shelf in their window and thought I’d give it a try. All you need is a 1” board cut to the inside length of your window and two small corbels.
All we did was screw two corbels level with each other on the inside of the window frame and attached a 1” board to the corbels. If you still want to be able to open your window, install it out an inch so the lip of the window has room to move through.
I linked a few small simple corbels you could use to create your own window shelf below!
I simply picked up some herbs from Walmart’s garden center. They were $2.96 a piece and I picked up everything from lavender, spearmint, thyme, cilantro to oregano. I replanted them in some cute aged terra cotta pots I had and placed them on my shelf for some sun!
I painted the shelf using Annie Sloan Amsterdam Green and a texture powder mixed in for an aged look and to keep the pots from slipping off when the door next to it is constantly opened and closed.
Walmart also had these gorgeous lavender trees for sale for $19 so I snagged one of those too and placed it’s pot in a copper canister I had on hand.
This was a free project since we had everything on hand with the exception of the new plants. I plan on using this shelf as a spot to rotate my plants for a little bit of sun time! Such an easy DIY with huge impact!
You can see more of this breakfast nook here!