DIY Projects

Vintage Window Styling

Hello there! Thanks for stopping by and taking the time out of your day to read my very first blog post! The purpose of this blog is to document my journey of making our hideous¬† challenging rental place a home. I figured there’s no better way to start off than just diving right in!

 

It's been a fun day hitting up all the local antique stores. This aqua window frame is coming home with me! Can't wait to figure out what to do with it!

A few weeks back, I found a cute vintage window frame at an antique store.  I had just the spot in mind at the house, so it came home with me.

I love the color it was when I bought it, but it just wasn’t going to work with the colors I already have going on in my house, so it had to go. I sanded it all down, leaving it looking like this:

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I knew I was going to want it to look a little unfinished, so I didn’t worry about sanding too professionally. (But let’s be honest, I probably couldn’t sand like a professional even if I tried.) In this picture you can see my little indoor workspace trick: I use old wrapping paper as a dropcloth. Super easy, and super disposable. Anyway, I then painted the whole thing white, not worrying about looking too uniform. When it was dry, I lightly sanded the edges to give it a bit of a distressed look.

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I knew it needed a home above the bed in our guestroom.

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Here’s a closeup of the frame. I used some ribbon I had from a previous project to hang these cute miniature wreaths from the top. I got three of those wreaths at a thrift store for a dollar, by the way.

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I really love the way this little project turned out. It was quick and easy! Now if only I could figure out what to do about the headboard situation in this room. Another project for another day, I guess.

That’s it for today. Have a fabulous day, friends!

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  • Reply Randi Bouck (Jackson...almost) April 6, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    Fawn, I’m about to have to deal with some of the exact same challenges in seven months when Zach and I get married, and I’ve been pretty daunted by the prospect. Your posts and can-do attitude are a huge inspiration and encouragement to me looking forward. I can’t tell you how valuable your tips and tricks are to me. I’ll be using them a LOT in the days ahead. Thanks so much!

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