Thursday, October 21, 2010

Antique Windows Galore!

 Be prepared to hate me just a little... My husband was working on an old building a while back and came across a bunch of old chippy antique windows in the dumpster--- he called me and asked me if I wanted any, I told him are you kidding?? I want ALL of them! So we loaded up the truck with all of the ones that were salvageable.

This isn't all of them either!

I washed them off very gently, they were extremely dirty!

Ohhh yess... Not one broken pane!

Whenever I get spare time I pull  out the sander and elbow grease and work on a couple. Here are just a few so far...

I would have loved to just leave them alone but some looked pretty bad so I did my best to try to keep them looking old and worn.

After a little but of sanding, cleaning and white paint.

Vinyl wording, brackets and some ribbon- this one is for sale: $40.00

I still need to get some family pictures for the center window panes, but I'm
loving my new focal point!

I have a LOT more to do. 
I recently painted the accent wall (it was red before, more on that to come) On this wall I plan on making a collage with a lot of the windows- unless someone else has a better idea...
Here is a before of our formal living room 

Here is a final picture of our formal living room :)
SOOOO much better, right?


  1. OMG! Fabulous! I'm sooo loving the grouping over the piano. But, you're right, the entire space looks better. Isn't funny what pictures reveal? I swear, I need to take pictures of a space after I move things around, just so I can get a different perspective.

    Really, your 'before' is cute, too, though.

    Would love for you to stop by this weekend and link up to Passion for Paint!

    btw, I'm your newest follower! ;)

  2. Thank you! and thanks for following! I tried to link up to your blog but it wouldn't let me. I'll try again tomorrow!

  3. I love what you did with the windows. My father in law has 8 old windows with multi panes that is is giving to me. You have sparked my creative juices. Come visit my blog some time and check out what I'm up to.


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