How To Make Floating Shelves To Decorate A Window
Decorate a window with floating shelves
This original idea will be a candy for plant lovers. And is that to change a simple window for an exhibition of colors with the pots that you like more.
This craftsmanship is a technical job but quite easy. You have to put some transparent shelves in the window that you have in mind and you will put your favorite plants. They will take advantage of the sunlight to grow. And you will have a very special corner in your house of simple form and you will not subtract light.
And how is this done? You will ask yourself. Very simple: placing methacrylate shelves (or even glass), which are original and decorative and also let the light pass to not darken the space.
To start putting the floating shelves. Choose a small window. Not all are valid. Another fundamental thing is that this window is fixed, do not have to open it. So it does not get in the way of air entering, that has to be important. And if they are narrow and tall much better.
With very simple elements
The materials for this DIY project for the decoration of your window.
First look for the methacrylate or glass shelves and distribute the window space well. You have to take the measures of the shelves well so that they are to the same measure if it is what you like more. Keep in mind that you have to leave enough space between them for the plants.
If the plants you are going to put do not weigh much that would be ideal, you can use methacrylate (or acrylic). You can do the craft also with tempered glass. In a glassware or large surfaces can cut as you choose and also turn the songs into rounds to avoid cuts.
If you decide to do it with acrylic plastic, you can buy it in some establishments that sell it in plates and also cut it to you as you wish. Also buy two stands for each shelf.
Other things that you would need are: painter’s tape, an acrylic drill of the required thickness, cleats and screws to attach the floating shelves to the wall. As for the tools, they will be: drill, level, meter, ruler and pencil.
First is to take the measurements from the shelves and be very meticulous. You have to take a meter and get to work. You have to know how many shelves you want to put exactly, how much to measure and where to fix them.
It is important that you exercise caution in doing this part of the job. You have to measure the width of the window, the depth, etc. Put painter’s tape on the window pane, right where the shelves are going to go.
These parts are the most thorough to make everything come out perfect. You have to make holes in the plastic bar that will stand the shelves. You will use the drill with the chosen bit and very carefully. The tool will have to be used with little force and stopping from time to time so that the drill is not heated.