Re-Purposed Old Window

Back in the summer I was at a barn sale and I found a treasure trove of goodies that sparked my creative interest.  One of the finds was the old dresser that I refurbished back in the summer.  But I found this gorgeous old window in a pile of about 30 others.  This was one of the only tall and skinny windows and at $15 I couldn’t pass it up.  There are tons of ways to re-purpose an old window and I had about a dozen ideas of what to do with one.  But this one seemed to fit perfectly in a space between my 2 shelves in the living room.

Before Window

Before Window

The window was absolutely caked in what looked like 20 years of dust and mud.  My initial plan was to clean it up and apply some chalk paint to the framework.  But once I started scraping all the dirt off, I quickly fell in love with the chippy paint and wood mix.  I wanted to preserve the look of the chipped layers of paint so I opted to just clean it.  Originally I wanted to remove the glass panes but after an hour of trying to gently pry one from the frame, I decided to just clean them up.  I am so pleased with the result!

Wreath & Window

Wreath & Window

I was left with tons of character and a great place to put my new magnolia wreath :).  This all makes me want to go and find another old window to experiment with!

Finished Product

Finished Product

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