Friday, August 13, 2010

Window to My World!

Attic Gal Rachelle says:

I love old windows!!! I can never pass up a cool old window when I find one at a garage sale. I always think of cool projects I can do with them. Well, the time finally came to stop thinking about the projects and actually get them done. This is what I have been working on lately that has kept me so busy and away from this blog:

My dining room had this little niche tucked into the corner that was pretty much useless.

I took some of my treasured old windows to a cabinet maker who built this right into the niche!

Now the space is very usable and very, very cool! I painted the cabinet white, but left the windows on top the original finish because I loved the patina of the old wood. Then I painted the inside of the cabinet a tomato red to show off my milk glass collection.

The bottom door is the window from the first picture on this post. I wasn't so crazy about that wood, so I painted it and added some antique crystal knobs that I also found out saleing.

I absolutely LOVE how it came out!!!

In another corner of the dining room I had the same cabinet maker build a corner cabinet to display some of my very favorite large milk glass pieces. I carefully painted it white. I am so glad I got up the nerve to paint the inside red because it really make my milk glass POP!

In the entryway, right next to the dining room, we had some wood pillars built and I painted them white.

When we bought this house it had no moldings whatsoever - not ever baseboards! The builder told us it was a high-end desert look. Ridiculous. I love moldings and so we have been adding more and more woodwork since we moved in 7 years ago - baseboards, crown molding, bead board, and pillars. I love the look, and this archway is really the crowing piece!!!

And of course we integrated another old window into the design!

These projects took all summer, but they are finally done, and those windows are now fabulously on display instead of stacked in the garage.

Finishing projects like this gives me more motivation to go out and find more cool stuff that I can "someday" do something with because I know that someday will actually come.

Now you go out and do a project that you have been thinking about. The rewards will be worth it!

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


  1. I love what you've done with all the windows! Very creative!

  2. What an inspiring way to use old windows. I have been collecting a few myself as of lately, as they are too pretty to pass up.

  3. I love the cabinet with the windows!It turned out very nice! Good job!

  4. That is one amazing cabinet and I love the columns! I am a new follower!

  5. What lovely ways to use old windows!

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  7. So glad I stumbled onto your wonderful blog. So much fun! And I love the Marjorie Hinkley quotation!

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  8. Everything turned out so wonderful!!!

  9. This is a good way to recycle materials which are still in good condition. Sometimes, we just need to find innovative ways at home on how can we further utilize a scrap item.

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