I bought this window at DI about 2 or 3 years ago for $2- $3 dollars. It took me a while to decide what to do with it and a while to do it.
(Yes, Monica I finally am doing 'that' window.)
So here she is all plain. I started by taping off the window and spray painting it white.
Next I sanded it to look old and worn.
And then added a brown glazed to further the worn look. I sprayed it with a clear sealer coat.
Next I dug through my stuff and found some old things I could use. Specifically small curtain rod holders, old wooden knobs, old rusty cup hooks, and silver chains.
All free to me!!!
I painted the curtain rod holders with dark brown craft paint.
This summer I picked up this small curtain rod for free at a yard sale
(yes I had a plan when I picked it up).
I didn't like the large leaf finals so I took them off. I then cut off some of the length with a hack saw.
I wanted to use the knobs for new finials, but how to glue them to the end of a hallow stick? I found some corks I had and glued them to the knobs.
Then I just pushed them into the ends of the rod.
Then I installed the curtain rod holders and set the rod on it.
Here is the wall before.
Next I add the cup hooks to the top of the widow, wrapped the chain around the rod and hooked the cup hooks through the chain.
I didn't like the bright silver, so I dabbed some brown craft paint on the chain to make it look rusty.
(Check out this action shot of me painting. Ashlee is quite the photographer.)
I found this wreath sometime this summer knowing it would be perfect for my widow idea. It was also from DI for $2. I hung from the widow by a ribbon I already had.
So here is my new/old widow in it's new home.
I love how it hangs away from the wall.
What do ya think?
I love it. Les even said he like it.
Total cost $6.