Handy Shelf - The kitchen windowsill is a great place to set plants and a few favorite pieces of pottery, but the sill usually isn't very deep, and the items are in the way if you want to open the window. This homeowner came up with the great idea of mounting a shelf right on the molding around the window. Now there's a deeper shelf to display items, but the window can still be opened.
Southern Living's Idea House at Fontanel: Farmhouse Chic
A closeup of the back entrance. Wish I could tell you what awaits on the other side of this door, but we are sworn to secrecy! However, you can see it on the tour and it’s worth the drive, regardless of where you live.