My grandparents live on an old farm and it is one of my favorite places to visit. There are always chickens running around, beautiful wild flowers and vintage artifacts at every turn. The farm brings me such an inspiration for my design style. You might have noticed that coming out in my work.
One of my favorite things on the farm are the barns. Some of them are slightly falling down, but that doesn’t bother me. I look past its present appearance and appreciate what it was. . and what it still has. Take a look at the wood on the old barn. It has such character, such color and sometimes a beautifully chipping paint. There are so many things you could do to reclaim this wood. There are so many things it could be turned into. Today, however, we are going to talk about the old windows you might find in one of these old barns. . or an old house.
Since we aren’t going to be removing any of the old windows from our farm yet, I can usually find ones I like at rummage sales or flea markets. I actually have three old windows displayed in my home. I suppose it is a bit of an obsession for me. 🙂
|Old window used as wall art in my dining room.|
Today I decided to take one of the smaller windows I’d found and turn it into an end table for my living room. This is actually a very easy project. The first thing I did was wash the window down. Normally the windows are quite dirty from storage or use. Once the window was washed, I allowed it to air dry in the sun for a few hours to get all of the dampness out of the wood. After it was completely dry, I painted the window with a sealer. Once the sealer dried, I simply screwed on leg attachments to the underside of your window and screw in the legs. I also found an old handle that looked like it worked with the table and attached it to the end.
Voila! Easy. .. cheap. .. and handmade.
<3 Dick and Jane