Salvage Wood Shadow Box Shelf – 2 Variations – a SALVAGE STYLE EVENT, Link Party & Pin Board

All you salvage lovers out there – this one’s for you!  Today, I’m joining forces with 8 other gals, who are masters at turning junk into gems, for a Salvage Style event, and YOU are invited to participate!

Salvaged Wood Display Shelf Shadow Box

Everyone in our team created a special project, using salvaged items, and we want to see your best salvage style projects as well, so you can link them up below!

Salvage Style Projects Link Party & Pin Board

Here’s the details of the project I created.  During a storm last year, water leaked in through the ceiling fan in our living room, which traveled across the ceiling, and caused damage to one wall.  It was cheap paneling on the wall, that I covered with antique Bible pages, but it made the seams between the panels split, and made a huge water spot on the Bible pages, so my husband put up new beadboard on that wall.  We painted it bright white and it really helps brighten up the room.

That wall is directly behind our couch, and I wanted to hang something that would be a focal point there, so my husband and I teamed up to create a Wood Shadow Box Shelf – with 2 variations, because I change my mind about my home decor a lot!

He cut four pieces of salvaged wood, and screwed them together to form a frame.  Most home improvement stores will do for you if you don’t want to cut them yourself – just give them the measurements you need when you buy the wood.

Salvaged Wood Frame

This was very rough-cut wood, so I sanded it just a little, then used some wood stain to deepen the color.

Salvaged Wood Box

The box was made the same size as an antique frame I have had in my workshop.  I painted the frame and put D-ring hangers on the back, so it could hang from the box, without being permanently attached.

Rustic Wooden Display Shelf by Knick of Time

 I liked the way it looked, but there seemed to be too much blank space above the ironstone pitchers I put inside of it,.  If I was displaying taller things, it would have been fine, but there wasn’t enough room to add another shelf, and that blank space was bothering me.

DIY Rustic Display Shelf by Knick of Time

I had an old window, was a perfect fit for the wood shadow box – how lucky was that?!  The wood between the glass panes helped add more visual interest.  Again, I just added D-ring hangers, so if I decide to put something larger inside the box, I can easily swap out the window for the antique frame.  I can also lift up the window to change out the display inside.

Repurposed Window Display Shelf by Knick of Time

Aside from my plate that is hanging crooked, I love how it looks on the wall next to the family photo canvas.  I’m thrilled that we found a new use for FOUR different things in this project, and I love how it looks in my living room.  See more my repurposed projects here.

 Repurposed Window Shelf by Knick of Time


See more creative Shelves, Cabinets and Cupboards HERE.

Upcycled Shelves and Cabinets

Wait until you see all the great projects creted by the rest of the Salvage Style team!

Salvage Style Projects

Visit each one of them to see which project they made!

Mindi @ My Love 2 Create

Marianne @ Songbird Blog  

Gail @ My Repurposed Life

Carlene @ Organized Clutter

Betsy @ My Salvaged Treasures

Bliss @ Bliss Ranch

Pauline @ My Altered State

Becky @ Beyond the Picket Fence

Special thanks to KerryAnne @ Shabby Art Boutique, who is the creator of our Salvage Style logo!  Visit her to see her beautiful blog, full of inspiring projects!

shabby art boutique

See many, many more of our team’s salvaged projects on the Salvage Style Pinterest board here.

Now, let’s see YOUR Salvage Style!  

Feel free to link up to 3 of your best projects!  Please add a link back to Knick of Time within your post.


  1. Love this Angie. I have a shadow box lurking out in my garage somewhere that needs to come in. Great salvage style!

  2. I love shadow boxes! What a great coincidence that the window fit just right!

  3. Thank you Angie for organizing this link party and inviting me to be part of it. We have a leak across our ceiling seam, can your husband come fix it, mine hasn’t gotten around to it!

  4. Angie,

    First, I want to say thanks for putting all of this together! We really appreciate it.

    I love how your project came together, the window is a perfect addition!


  5. My husband just did the same thing to some old crates! Not sure what came in them but they have Brazil stamped on the sides. And he’s a handyman and was taking out some old windows for a lady (he knows now to bring them home) and putting in new replacement windows. Two of the sashes from the old wood windows fit the boxes perfectly! I’m going to hang them in my craft room to store supplies in. I was trying to decide on whether to paint the boxes white to match the window but just couldn’t bring myself to do it! I think I’ll either leave them as they are or sand the white off the windows and just seal it. I love the look of old wood!

  6. I love it–I want to make one, like now!

  7. Angie I LOVE your shadow box frame, I also think that the window fitting means it was meant to be because it looks amazing too! I may have to copy this cleaver idea! I am so thrilled you put this thing together and let me be apart of it, Thanks so much!

  8. Angie,
    First, thank you for organizing this fun party.
    Second, I LOVE your project!!!
    The shadow box frame is awesome enough, but that window just takes it to a whole new level! I love it!

  9. I love it Angie …. I want to find an old window now!

  10. I love how this turned out. Great idea to create it to be so versatile.

  11. The window frame was just meant to be! Love this project.
    Thanks for the party.

  12. Love love love your window frame – you’re the queen of salvage Miss Angie –
    Thanks so much for the party – I added some older projects because I am NOT the queen of salvage lol

  13. “Meant to be”…so pretty Angie!!

  14. The addition of the window was inspired. Love how it turned out and looking forward to your future rescues!

  15. Gorgeous, Angie! There is nothing like an old window to give anything charm!

  16. I’m loving what you did! But I’m concerned about that leak. I surely hope that was repaired in conjunction with recovering the wall. And I hope when the wall got recovered the old paneling was removed first and the insulation checked to be certain it was not wet……. Surely you aren’t just covering up what needs serious attention.

  17. I love your idea! My friend bought an old window and asked me to make it into wall decor for her vacation condo. I’m going to share your idea with her to see if this is something that she’d like.

  18. fabulous idea and wonderful window! and loving this link theme…gonna have to do some serious blog hopping to gather up a ton of salvage creativity…

  19. The window pane is gorgeous, and I love how you’ve styled the shadow box! I recently picked up a chippy old window at my favorite antique store and have been looking for the perfect home for it. I may have to give this a try! Thanks for sharing!


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