Pin It Well since our property use to be an old junkyard and was farmed way back in the day, we acquired quite a lot of junk when we took the property over thirteen years ago. There was ALOT of junk!
It seems every time I am digging through either the barn, the shed, the well house, the old farmhouse .... I always find something new.
The other day I found some of these.
Old window frames. Some had the glass broken out of them and some still had the original single pane windows. I grabbed a window that the glass had been long gone and decided to make something with it. What? I wasn't sure yet. LOL
I lightly sanded the frame, removed some broken glass that was still stuck in the grooves where it originally sat and looked it over carefully.
I had seen pictures on pinterest and other blogs where people had either hung pictures behind so it looked like you were looking out a real window or used them as headboards but I wanted something fresh for my kitchen seeing it is spring and all.
Then I remembered I had these in the stash that I had picked up from the remnant bin. I was going to make some mug rugs with them but after measuring the window space, I knew they had to go there.
I searched around some more in the piles of 'stuff' and found a little bit of chicken wire. Just the right amount! I quickly stapled that to the back of the window frame and added some picture hangers. I decided to nail the hangers both on the top and side ... this way I could hang the 'window' either way in case I changed my mind and wanted a different look come autumn or winter.
Everything was coming along nicely. My dear hubby would just walk by and shake his head .... he knows well enough to leave me alone when I am on a roll with something. LOL
After heading back to the house, digging out the panels, iron and stapler, I cut the panels and gave them each a quick iron. Then turning the frame over, I carefully stapled the panels to the back and making sure each panel was centered as close as I could get it.
I like how it turned out! Very rustic and fits in perfectly to my 'rooster corner' of the kitchen!
Remember to give your loved ones a hug!