I wanted to share a quick and easy window sill update I did the other day. I discovered this trick a few years ago to make my window sill slightly wider and easier to clean.
Our kitchen window is one of the last original windows in the house. It has a painted,wood window sill and is a little on the skinny side. In fact, a small pot barely fits on it’s own.
I also used to stress if I got dirt or any dampness on them and cleaning it was kind of a pain. It looked dirty to me a lot of the time, which made me crazy.
I found these new tiles at Home Depot the other day when I was looking for tiles for another project, and I knew I wanted to swap them out with the ones I already had there.
I had some boring beige ones , and I liked that these had a faux marble look to them and were much brighter.
These are actually bull-nose tiles for edges, but they work great by simply laying them on your sill. I can fit almost three across my sill and they give me a few extra millimeters. I don’t put anything heavy on them, or anything that could tip over or hang over the edge. They were a happy accident I discovered bout 10 years ago. My windowsill kept peeling and I was trying to come up with a solution. I happened to see them and thought I would give it a try. They were a great fit and have been there ever since! Once in a while I remove them, clean under them and then put them back, but for the most part, it really saves the window sill from wear and tear.
It’s nice and clean and I can wipe them down. They really make it seem brighter too.I added some pansies in antique bottles. The glass looks pretty against the white surface.
This has for sure been a great life hack in making the sill much more usable. I totally discovered it by accident, but the window sill update was once of those things that has made a huge difference!
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