Happy Saturday Dear Friends,
I thought today I would share what I do with the many windows I have. I actually acquired all of my windows through family and friends. Last night I counted what I have in my stash and I think it was a total of 27 windows of various sizes. For many years I have moved them around and stored them in various areas of the house and doing very little with them.
A little side note: My failure.
I have been working on a project that has 4 windows all hooked together with brackets to form a square and put onto a board with legs, and it was supposed to have a roof made out of windows also. Sort of like a miniature greenhouse. I have been working on it for some time, gathering and buying all the necessary pieces for this project. Last weekend I asked for help on putting it all together because I could not figure out how to do it! The husband said he couldn’t figure it out either! He is not one that likes to be bothered with my projects, lol.
Well, I’m not sure what most would do at this point, it has taken about two months to get this project to this stage, without help, so I dismantled it all and put the windows up for sale on Marketplace. I think I had about $70 into the project and said forget it! That led me to start posting the windows I have for sale and counting how many I had! (no obsession with old windows here).
You ever start thinking you bit off more than you can chew and say forget it? I’m tired and I’m tired of moving them around. One gal is picking up 7 of them today! Keep your fingers crossed she shows up.
That got me thinking of all the things I have done with windows! Want to see them?
In no particular order, here we go.
#1 – This paned window is one of the first windows I acquired. I found a cute poster that had to be trimmed a bit to fit into the frame but I love it! I had two of them so I made one for my sister that matches this one. I no longer have room for it because I am always changing the decor in my house. I just glued the poster to the back of the window, added a wire to hang it, and done! Isn’t it the cutest?
I apologize in advance for all of the reflections in the windows. It is hard to take pictures without something showing!
#2 – This idea came from a book I read. I cannot remember the name of the book. I think they are still publishing it but it has ideas of how to reuse things along with recipes. It had this Santa picture that they painted on the glass. So I painted the same Santa onto the window, picked out some fabric for the backing to look like Christmas, glued it to the back of the frame, then added brown packaging paper for the finished look. I just love it! I like to sit it out for Christmas. I also added a wire for hanging.
#3 – My daughter loved my Santa so much that I painted an outline of Frosty the Snowman for her on another old window and she painted in the blanks. Almost like a paint by number! The fabric I chose for Frosty was a snowflake pattern and glued it onto the back of the window. Don’t you just love it! My daughter signed it down in the corner. The other detail I love about this window frame is that someone had marked measurements on the top left side and I left the nail in it! You will notice that I leave the original look of all these windows. I love the old and chipped and falling apart.
#4 – This one I just posted about. It is a transfer I had bought with the intention of putting it on a mirror or window. You can read about it here. It is huge, just like Santa and Frosty! It is so springy and cheery!
#5 – I think I got this old window from my sister. I decided to paint it! It says Antiques. I added a chain to hang it with and it served as a beautiful decor piece for many years!
#6 – I used an old chippy window, a Christmas swag I bought from Walmart for $5, added eye hooks to the top, and a chain to add Christmas cheer to our deck coming up the sidewalk.
#7 – A couple of years ago I redid our living room wall. I had been wanting to add some old windows to it. Here is how it turned out. Don’t you love them! The paint color doesn’t match but doesn’t that just add to the character of these old wooden windows!
And last but not least.
#8 – I found a sticker at the dollar tree here in town many years ago and put it on an old window. It hung out in our living room window for quite some time!
There are so many ways to do things with windows it will make your head spin! I have gotten a lot of inspiration from the web and hope you will be inspired the next time you see an old window and put your spin on it!
Until Tuesday, have a wonderful weekend!