Hi Sweet Friends! Ready for a trash to treasure transformation? Good! Because it’s Trash to Treasure Tuesday!
Today I’m sharing what I did with this $5 yard sale window:
I picked up several windows this Summer and had yet to do anything with them. For today’s transformation, I decided to create something simple with one of them.
I sifted through my curbside-found wood stash and found the perfect pairing for one of the windows to create this:
This window was not painted, so I taped off the glass panes and painted the frame with DIY chalk paint in white. (Plain old latex would work here too, but I had already mixed mine into chalk paint!)
Then I white washed the shelf portion (you can see how simple that is to do here), and sanded the window smooth and on all the raised areas when the paint was dry.
I’ve had these brackets from Hobby Lobby in my garage forever:
They got a couple of coats of Rustoleum Satin White. Then I just screwed them in place.
Told ya this was easy!
Cute though, right?
I sealed it all with clear soft wax too.
I stole this candlestick from my coffee table. I am so in love with them…found them at Pier one this Summer. The little mercury glass bottle was a thrift store find.
I love a white washed look…
The window was $5, the brackets were $5 for the pair, and the shelf was free, so not bad for $10? You could hang this anywhere! And if you turned it upside down and added a coat hook to either side, it would make an awesome coat or towel rack. 🙂
Don’t miss what my fellow cheapskate decorators are making over today too! Click on each photo below to see the after!
Hope you enjoyed these fun thrifty makeovers! Doesn’t it make you want to get in your car and head straight to the thrift store, or is that just me?!
I’ll be back on Thursday sharing what I made with this:
See you then!
UPDATE: Check out what I made with this mailbox holder HERE now. 🙂
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