Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The View From My Window

I thought it would be fun to show you this antique window makeover I did a few months ago. I bought the window for $10 from The Barn in nearby Castle Rock; they have a huge stack of them out in the back of the store, and many other architectural elements as well. I nailed three small shelves to the front of the window at the sash. The window originally had white paint trim but I painted it and the attached shelves brown.

Right now it's hanging in my dining room, over the buffet. During different seasons I put small items on display on those handy shelves and drape silk flowers over the top of the window. Right now I have the metal and mirror piece hanging from two small nails to decorate it, instead.

I like the window on this particular wall because the painted hydrangea wall treatment shows through nicely.


Jacilynn said...

Gorgeous! Love this

kari and kijsa said...

Absolutely fabulous re-do!!! Great arrangement!
kari & kijsa

Cheryl said...

I want an old window...yours is so darn cute!

The Summer Kitchen Interiors said...

What a fun idea for those old windows! {we can't help admiring those lovely walls too!!}
Karla & Karrie

Melinda Cornish said...

I love old windows! They have so mcuh character...This one looks really nice!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

How wonderful! I love it.

Angelic Accents