It has been quite a while since I shared one of our transformation
projects—months, as a matter of fact!
since I'm a bit overdue, I'll show you one of the last things we transformed...
before the garden and our "destash" efforts
consumed our lives. ; )
Have you ever wondered why we use vintage windows in our projects
so often? Well, it could have something to do with the fact that we
have a barn full of them.
That's the same reason we use vintage beadboard so frequently—
well, that and the fact that we love making things from
And old window frames, coupled with vintage beadboard, make such wonderful
mirrors, we never grow weary of creating them.
The pair of vintage windows that you see above were two of a group of six
that we discovered in a barn
near our farm.
When the old farmer who had been storing the windows
decided it was time to get rid of them, he knew right
where to unload them.
Since two of them had broken panes of glass and missing muntins, they became
prime candidates for a makeover.
By eliminating what glass remained in the windows, we opened up space at the
top for beadboard embellishment.
Cutting the windows down and removing the broken muntins
created the perfect openings for mirrors
to be installed.
The Yankee and I both love cottage style, so the theme for this
particular transformation project was a given.
Several thick coats of cottage-white paint were rolled onto
the frames—to keep all the old chippy paint
where it belonged.
We really like how our mirror duo turned out. And I think
even our farmer friend would approve.
I guess being known by the neighbors as "the folks who
like junk" has its advantages. ; )
FOOTNOTE: The mirrors were displayed on the barn just long enough to take pictures. No birds or other wildlife were injured during this project. Although...I think I DID chip a nail or two in the process.
Susan's Metamorphosis Monday.