You may recall that a while back I was lucky enough to find some old windows at an estate sale. 😀 😀 😀 I knew one of them would be perfect hanging in our living room — it just needed a little tweaking first.
While this type of window would look great painted with milk paint (looking for some chipping like my first window project), I wanted a more formal look for this window.
The first thing I did was order some brass pulls from D Lawless Hardware. [Polished Brass Cup Pull Label Holder – 3 1/4″ to be exact.] (Boy is that a mouthful!) The pulls come in other finishes, but the polished brass will tie in nicely with the fireplace and some of Hubby’s clocks that are in the front living room.
After a good cleaning, I stained the window frame with two coats of Varathane Stain + Poly in Kona. It looked good … really good … too good, in fact. I didn’t want to lose the fact that this is an old window, so I decided to give it a light distressing.
The hardware was delivered, and it looks perfect with the dark stain. The addition of the pulls are exactly what this window needed to take it up a notch.
In order to hang the window on the wall, we attached a couple eye hooks and braided gauge wire to the frame. Super simple project!
Because it’s summer, I chose to hang three of Winterthur’s TWELVE MONTHS OF FLOWERS botanical prints in the panes of glass. The prints come from this pretty book I was given from one of my oldest friends way back in 1986! Talk about a recycling project! haha
See how the dark stain and polished brass ties in with Hubby’s clocks and old framed maps?
If you’re out and about hitting up some yard sales this weekend and are fortunate enough to see some old windows, BUY THEM!! You won’t regret buying something that makes such a big statement for very little money. I promise! 😉
Thanks so much for stopping by today. Take care! Cynthia
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