Sunday, January 30, 2011

Giving Old Windows New Life

This is a pet project I've been toying with and working with for over a year now. I've been hesitant to share it here in blogland for a number of reasons...but one of them is because I fully intended to put these in my Etsy shop and just...haven't.

I know there have been many awesome projects pertaining to windows floating around...this particular idea was all my own although I've seen similar variations and they're beautiful!

Forgive my lack of 'before' pictures on this one...I just wasn't thinking about it at the time! This particular window's purpose was to be a jewelry holder for my sister-in-law. I picked a pretty purple paint from Lowe's (I used a Valspar sample size) and added black and white knobs. Here it is after it was finished...

I added a few things from my own collection just to get an idea of how it would look, and to be sure everything held properly.

And here it is in all it's glory, hanging up at my sister-in-law's apartment! As you can see, she's had no trouble filling it up...she's a bit of an accessories fiend! :)

Shannon (my sis-in-law) loved it so much she wanted one to give as a gift to a this one ended up finding a new home as well (picture is from a show I did this fall)...Originally a 6 pane window, finished in chocolate brown with turquoise and brown knobs.

I have many more projects in store for my collection of old windows...including one for my kitchen renovation...assuming I can get that finished before baby boy arrives! *fingers crossed*


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  1. That is a cool idea! I never thought of using an old window like that but for those of us that have more earrings than space on the dresser, this is perfect.

  2. What a great idea! Maybe that will be my next project!

  3. Okay, LOVE it!!! I am obsessed with old windows and making them over! You hae def. inspired me to go find one now! haha. I joined the Swap Followings party again thi sweek and am featuring you in my post about it. :)


  4. Love it!! Great idea!!

    I'm doing a giveaway on my blog!! Please come on over and enter!

  5. How cute and creative! I love finding new uses for old things! Love that purple too! Thanks for linking up!

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my chair. I love old windows and never would have thought about using them this way. What an awesome idea!!

  7. very creative! Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you next week :)

  8. Love it! Thank you for linking up to if you have any more recycled/upcycled projects please link them up and let your friends know. I am trying to reach 100 upcycled projects this week and I would really appreciate you help!

  9. So great to see all your shoices without having to dig through a jewelry box... and I'm sure it looks great hanging on a wall... what more could you ask for!?

  10. Hi, I just found you on the blog follower party and became your latest follower. I also featured you on my blog. I love this window idea. I have a few windows and have been looking for a way to organize my earrings. Did you take the glass out of the window and put in some sort of mesh to hold the earrings? It is such a cute idea!!


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