Window Garden

October 7th, 2008 in member junk     
ShabbyJen ShabbyJen, member
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6 windows, an old end table and some architectural pieces. I still have to put a crystal knob on the door and some crystal prisms hanging in the corners. I love it!!!! Thanks for the idea!!!!


Pattern or design used: Make it Pink Challenge
posted in: member junk, planter, old windows, yard garden art

Comments (14)

SnowmanHill writes: How did I miss this? This is the best. I am going to have to try and make one of these.

dana Posted: 6:33 am on February 17th
ShabbyJen writes: Thanks so much for all the wonderful compliments. I haven't been on here in ages and have missed it. So I am back and will post some new things tomorrow. Posted: 7:40 pm on January 18th
SantaClaus writes: So charming & unique! Posted: 6:56 am on January 6th
missartgurl writes: This has got to win some kind of prize on what to do with old windows! How creative and gorgeous! Sue, are you listening?? How about giving abitofparis a Junk Medal??? :) Posted: 6:12 am on January 16th
ShabbyJen writes: I don't know about the make it pink part. Maybe I posted in the wrong section? Please help me correct this if you can!
This was not hard to make, just a little akward being a woman with only 2 arms and it was a little challenging. But with determination I managed to get it.
I used "L" brackets, predrilled lots of holes, and my best friend the nail gun. Without my nail gun I wouldn't have been able to hold things in place until I screwed it all together.
What I did first was stand 3 windows up to make a "U" shape. I used my nail gun and 2" nails and quickly nailed it together. Then I predrilled holes and screwed it together. Then I set it up on the end table and used the "L" brackets and secured it to the end table. Then I put the "door" on with hinges.
The roof I secured together alone using a 1" x 1" the length of the windows for the roof and put it on an edge of the window with long screws, then secured the other roof window to that same 1" x 1" on the other side making a 45 degree angle "the roof".
I sat the roof ontop of the conservatory and then used my drill bits and predrilled holes again at an angle to go down through the top of the roof into the sides of the conservatory.
I used some other boards for the front of the edge of the roof and thus created an extra place for security to hold the roof on.
Believe me, this thing is so sturdy, we actually carried it by holding it by the roof!!!!
Like I said, it was fairly simple, just a little akward and challenging. Good luck!!! Posted: 4:25 pm on October 9th
ManWithNoName writes: Aren't things for Make It Pink supposed to be pink? Posted: 11:26 am on October 9th
CottageElements writes: Awesome job . . . thanks for sharing!

Lanette Posted: 8:52 pm on October 8th
georgiamoon writes: Oh man...My conservatory looks EXACTLY like this one. Ha ha just kidding, I haven't gotten past getting the windows out and staring at them. I'd LIKE for mine to look like this though. This gives me some incentive to get mine done. Great job I love it...Georgia Posted: 3:58 pm on October 8th
piecesofthepast writes: This is really something....very cool. I bet it starts a lot of conversations. Was this hard to make? How did you do the roof? Posted: 2:44 pm on October 8th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: So beautiful! Turned out lovely.

Candy Posted: 1:48 pm on October 8th
shabbychick writes: What a wonderful job you did on your window garden - the table and the extra detail really makes it unique.

Kathy Posted: 8:55 am on October 8th
LuAnn writes: Congrats!! This looks great. You did an awesome job!!

LuAnn Posted: 4:45 am on October 8th
junkinhart writes: You did a great job!! I like the end table underneath...fabulous idea! And the half spindles added at the top, great detail!

Keep creating,

Cindy Posted: 8:20 pm on October 7th
lovethejunk writes: FABULOUS! I love windows, What a great Job, Can't wait to see more.
Joan Posted: 6:17 pm on October 7th
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