Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Old Window- Repurposed

A few months ago, back when the weather was warmer I made my oldest babysit my youngest so I could go & check out some barn sales & resale shops. My hubby drives our minivan ( I call it our family truckster) to work so that leaves me with our other car. The car he won't drive because he says it's too girly. It's my VW beetle convertible & I love it. The only problem is that it's a small car. As a result it makes it hard to bring home large items. I secretly think that is why my hubby leaves me with it! Well on that warm morning a while back I didn't let that problem stop me. I dragged home two shutters, a large glass paned window, a huge magnetic board, a small chippy glass window, a chair & misc junk items. How? Well I said it was warm so I put the top down! I'm sure I was quite the sight driving my bug with it so filled up. I even surprised one of the ladies  who was working at the resale shop......she couldn't believe that I made it all fit! Where there's a will, there's a way!! Just imagine what I could've gotten if I had the family truckster!!!
I've painted the shutters & I'm hoping to start the chair soon. I forgot to mention that about a half mile from home I had to go through road construction & wouldn't you know it but CRASH! I lost a pane out of the smaller window, but at least everything else was ok. This is what I did with the small window. I busted out the broken pieces & replaced it with chicken wire which I painted to look rusty. Then I covered the other panes in vintage pattern paper & old encyclopedia pages. I love the old paint chippiness of it. In fact every time I move it a little more chips off. That's ok for now but I might eventually have to seal it. I love using this window in different places as a backdrop. What do you guys think?

Next time I will make sure to take a picture of my bug when I fill it up like that again. It might be awhile though since the weather is too cold to put the top down..........unless I see something way too good to pass up ;)

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  1. wow, i have been wanting to do this for a while but i havent got the window frame yet, i love it it looks so great thanks for sharing i will have to make an effort to find one to upcycle now.

  2. Love it! and the added wire is the perfect touch!

  3. Happy accident! It looks wonderful like this, I might've broken out a few more panes just to put more wire in it :)

  4. Ahhhh...old windows are a real addiction for me and I love yours!

    I hope you'll link this up at Knick of Time Tuesday - the party is happening all week!


    Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

  5. There are no words to describe how gorgeous this is. So inspiring and I would knock people over to get to it, if I saw it in a shop....I would.

  6. The window frame looks amazing! You did a great job.

  7. Love this! So glad you dropped by Happy Hour Projects! Happy weekend to you. :)


  8. I am in love with the display and I love the 1 chicken wire pane...I am a fan of the imperfect which makes it perfect for me. I am your newest follower and would love it if you would follow me back to get in on my driftwood sailboat give-a-way. Sherron

  9. So cute, clever with the chicken wire! I have one window waiting to do something! Thanks for the inspiration to get started, I have an idea, but getting it done is another thing!


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