"We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories.
Some take us forward, they're called dreams."
Welcome to the seventh Time Travel Thursday linky party at the Brambleberry Cottage!
Are you ready to share your fondest memories, grandest dreams,
and most creative projects? Great!
Then let's do it!
I took you through the steps I used to prepare an old window
for the latest cottage project.
Now tell the truth!
Have you grown weary of seeing this familiar scene?
I sure hope not...because it will probably be quite some time before I
tire of using all that wonderful old beadboard we salvaged.
Of course, prior to the transformation, all the boards and the
window frame required a thorough cleaning, a few days of sun drying,
and a good coat of Deft—to seal in
all that wonderful chippiness.
As I was laying out the configuration of the boards for the frame,
the Yankee asked if I had considered using metal anywhere in my design.
I had not...but thought it was a great idea.
out came some of our rusty, crusty vintage ceiling tins.
We agreed that the larger rusted tin would add the best contrast
to the other materials being used.
We had found this antique leather pulley belt at our favorite junkin' spot
and had put it aside, not knowing when,
or how, we would use it.
My brilliant Yankee came up with the perfect way
to incorporate it into my project.
The boards were cut and glued to the frame. The corners of the ceiling tin
were cut and nailed in with decorative copper nails. And the mirror
was set in the special place created for it when
the muntins were rearranged.
After the leather belt was scrubbed, rinsed, and thoroughly dried by the sun,
it was given a good coat of paste wax. Strips of it were cut to frame in the
mirror. Once again, the decorative copper nails came into play
to attach the belt to the frame.
Then, more decorative nails were used to secure the part of the
pulley belt that encased the entire outside of the frame.
I love how this eighty-year-old window was
transformed into a one-of-a-kind mirror.
How's that for a custom update?
I'll be linking this terrific transformation to Gina's Transformation Thursday,