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If you know me, you are aware that I brake for trash. One Saturday morning as I traveled to yard sales, I spotted an aquarium in a trash pile. I quickly braked to pick it up. I didn't notice at first, but sitting with the aquarium were four large vintage windows with the glass intact. I thought, "what the heck, they might be usable for something", so into the Honda they went.
That was also the yard sale day that I found several pieces of oak tongue and groove flooring, a large mantle size piece of cedar and a live edge piece of cypress (all for the bargain price of $15). My car was quite full by the time I loaded it all up. I wasted no time dropping off the aquarium for my grandkids (I had been tasked with finding one and what's better than finding a free one!?) and then took the rest to Steph's house.
I'm never sure how she will react to my "finds," but she liked the windows and decided they'd make a great decor for a blank wall in her house!
Every once in a while it's fun to do a quick upcycle project. This was one of those. We love the look, as it fills Steph's space but doesn't look heavy or overpowering. Another nice feature is we can clean the lace pattern off the glass if we want to give these a different look in the future.
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Darnell M Fugate
1/3/2018 12:33:02 pm
I believe this is the best use of old windows I have seen yet! Turned out beautiful.
1/3/2018 08:11:11 pm
Thanks so much Darnell! :)
7/22/2018 08:34:39 pm
Love this idea! My MIL gave us an old window for our wedding gift and I’ve been dying to dress it up a bit. What tape did you use to hold the lights in place? I don’t even notice the tape!
7/22/2018 08:51:42 pm
Hi Victoria- so happy you like the idea. What a great gift! The tape is called gaffer tape. We use it a lot because it doesn't leave a sticky residue like duct tape.
4/21/2021 09:39:31 am
I can’t tell which part of the French cleat goes on the wall. Drill light is preventing a clear picture
9/28/2018 10:02:13 pm
These are gorgeous!
10/1/2018 09:14:57 am
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