Hi sweet Friends! I can’t believe it’s day #28 of my thrifty makeover series! That’s a lot of makeovers, ya’ll!
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There are so many creative uses for old windows, and today I am sharing one more use for them.
I found this window, bedazzled in clam shells, for $2 at an estate sale a while ago:
If you’ve seen my Spring Tulip Wreath and Mantel from last year or my Christmas wreath and mantel from this year, then you’ve probably seen this used as a backdrop already!
It was such a cool redo that I thought it deserved a spotlight of its own.
I removed the clam shell extravaganza and lightly used a wire brush to remove any flaking paint.
We used the metal grate for a project years ago and had a bit left over.
I cut it to fit with metal snippers and staple gunned it to the back of the window. It makes a great backdrop for a wreath!
These pictures are from my Spring mantel last year. I shared how to make this simple Spring Tulip Wreath in that post.
Here is another project I used the metal grate on…
DIY Spice Cabinet (Mounts on the end of your cabinet!)
This was a spice cabinet I built to hang on the end of my kitchen cabinets long before I painted my kitchen. I recently pulled it out of the garage, dusted it off and painted it to put in my shop.
And here it is on my Christmas Mantel holding my Two Turtle Doves Wreath:
But let’s get back to Spring…I’m definitely not ready for Christmas again yet!
Ahhh much better!
This idea would work on a window like this or a pane window. My hubby purchased this grate online, but I’ve seen it in sheets at Home Depot. I’ve also seen smaller sheets of it at Hobby Lobby.
I recently bought a beautiful mirror to hang on my mantel for a change and I can’t decide if I like it. I think I miss the old window. It just has so much more charm!
So there’s one more use for an old window… it makes the perfect backdrop for a wreath!
Hope you have a great day! I’ll be back in the morning! 🙂
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