I love the idea of repurposing old items and making them into something unique. I recently acquired an old window. I’d been looking for one FOREVER ! It was pretty rustic when I got it. This is my cat Diego wondering why I brought this piece of crap into the house…..
I think my husband was wondering too. It sat in our bedroom for about 2 months while I kept staring at it… thinking, planning…..(being annoying) I kept asking him to verify how cool it was. The best I got was a grunt. He did agree that he just couldn’t “see my vision”
I knew I wanted one of the panes of glass to be chicken wire. I felt so guilty smashing one of the windows. I swear, I debated and debated. Felt so mean smashing it.
When I first started to work on it, I tried to make it rustic, sanded it down, tried to make it old, but I just wasn’t feeling it. I saw this beautiful blue colour in my paint box and took a chance…..I love it. I wanted it to be personal, and an item that I could change and modify as time goes on. The old broach is my grandmother’s, the old whistle is Mat’s grandfather’s, and the old key… well, it’s just a cool old key.
The clips will will allow us to change photos frequently, which I LOVE. As a photographer, my favorite photos change almost weekly. I love that I can easily display them here. My beautiful french fabric piece is a work in progress. I might add something vintage to it… I might add another clip for photos… or I might get a better idea !! The black frame up top is ready for a 4×6 image. Again, can be changed frequently !!
I’m pretty pleased with the transformation, but unfortunately my new piece doesn’t yet have a home on my wall yet. Not sure where to put it… YET.
Would you do anything else?