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
|Seriously, WHAT WAS I THINKING??|
Here is a final picture of our formal living room :)
|SOOOO much better, right?|