You know those projects that start like one thing, but turn into something else? This was one of those projects. My original thought was to make a coffee table out of old windows. So, good old Mr. LMB went out in the garage & tried to make that little crazy dream of mine a reality. He made basically a big box with the windows & attached chicken wire to the windows to fill in all of the holes where the glass used to be. Then he added wood to the bottom & the top of the “window box” he created to finish off the coffee table. He called me outside to see it & yah…. fail. Not on his part, but on mine. It was way to large to be a coffee table [tall & wide] but my brain started working again & I thought, why not stand it up & make it a bookshelf? Here is what it looked like after standing it up on it’s side, adding shelves, adding legs, & giving it a little pain to make it an antique window bookshelf…
I still can’t believe it’s made from old antique windows! I love how it’s deep & can fit some lovely collections like my mason jars, glass insulators, books, & more. The pillows & blanket are from H&M & that lovely floral arrangement is from Marshalls. & the lovely sign behind the bookshelf is from House of Belonging, my most favorite sign shop in the history of ever.
Building this beast was all done by that handsome husband of mine & he blogged how he did it on his blog, craftsmandrive.com, [here]. If you want to see how he did it or if you want to build one for yourself, head on over there & check it out!
I decided to style the bookshelf with lots of collections. I got kind of an anthropology inspired vibe from the piece & that was my inspiration. Kind of a boutique styling with antique pieces & a few new pieces mixed in. I love all the textures mixed together in the piece & how the old wood & the chicken wire works together.
Ok, picture overload. Sorry I’m not sorry… I just love this piece. & even if no one else does, it’s so special to me because my best friend made it & I think he did an amazing job! I love seeing his thoughts come to life, like how he put the shelves in & what legs he chose. It’s fun seeing a piece of furniture that was a mixture of both of our ideas. What do you guys think of our DIY window bookshelf? What would you use it for? Let me know what you think in the comments below, find me on Facebook, & chat with me on Instagram.