Friday, June 12, 2009

A Little Reveal(ing)

We are busy with our houseguests today, but here’s just a little sumthin’ for ya.

Remember my garage sale windows?IMG_2772

Here’s what we did with them.IMG_2839I had Craig hang them on either side of the fireplace to fill up the big empty wallspace.  I chose to hang the natural wood side out, rather than the painted side, because the paint was dirty and yellowing, which wouldn’t have looked good with the white mantel.  Plus, the brown goes well with the barn stars, and also echoes the kitchen cabinets at the other end of the room.

25 comments:

Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" said...

Very cool!

I once had an old window that I had plans to make into a hanging picture frame. It sat and sat forever, until one day the framing broke. It was a great idea. lol

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

Good job. I like the wood side out, too.

Sassenachs in Scotland said...

oooo I love it! Hopefully someday soon I'll get to see your house in real life :)

Dawn said...

That looks great!

I have a slight obsession with old windows!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oh, Holly, they look amazing!!

And it made me feel better to know there's another pale chick out there! ;)

Pam said...

I love them! They look perfect there. Your soda crates look great under your coffee table, too.

hzgrace said...

Oh Holly, It is beautiful!!!!
Girl you are GOOD.
Have a blessed day dear one.

Lucy Marie said...

That looks excellent. That space is just perfect for them.

Sara @ Be Still and Know said...

perfect! the windows look great...what a perfect placement choice! :)

Lou Cinda said...

This looks GREAT! I mean really GREAT! I am on the lookout for old windows!!

Lou Cinda:)

SweetMelissa said...

Very nice! They compliment your room perfect.

Frugal with a Purpose said...

What a great look! I love the barn star arrangement too.

I just recently found your blog. Thanks for the inspiration.

Blessings,

Carol

Barb said...

That looks great!! Brown side out definitely.

Idea: How about words or a saying written across top of wall, dark brown paint? Seems like a perfect place for it.
Just a thought.

Blessings,
Barbara Jean

arkie said...

I love how your windows look!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Beauty! I always love to see what people do with their old windows. I just have a thing for those sweet old panes.

marmielu said...

That looks great. I have large, empty spaces on either side of my fireplace, too. Hard to find just the right thing. I definitely like the dark side out, too.
Mary Lou

dixie said...

They look wonderful!! Love them!

Jen said...

looks great!
Thanks for sharing!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

love those...they are so fun to decorate with!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Fabulous! What a perfect place to display those windows.

LuLu said...

I love what you did!! The windows look great and love them hung. I just received your comment that I won your giveaway and I am so excited! i couldn't get your email to load I'm sorry, mine is
mazlulu3@gmail.com if you could email me then I'll beable to give you my address.
Thanks,
LuLu

Christina said...

Holly,

The windows look great on the wall. Love that you used the brown side. It does work so well w/the stars and love it how it works with the wall color.

foobella said...

They look great!

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

Holly, I'm putting together a post of what to do with old windows. I'm going to include this post if that's okay with you. Thanks!

Paige said...

Hi Holly,

We recently moved into a new-to-us house and our master bedroom is quite smaller than what we were accustomed to and I have had a hard time with decorating it. We had to cram our bed, a dresser w/mirror and a chest of drawers plus 2 night stands into this tiny room. I wanted something for the walls that wouldn't make me feel claustrophobic. I have been scouring craigslist for something, anything. :-) I came across someone selling their old windows. Yay! I bought two of them. They came off of a 1950's house and they are painted white on one side like yours. I am planning on stripping the paint and painting them off-white. I am concerned that the paint may be lead-based b/c of how old they are and I don't want that in my house. Anyways, I just wanted to thank you for the inspiration! And I also wanted to ask you how you hung them on the wall.