September 30th, 2009 in member junk     
Grasshopper22 Grasshopper22, member
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Everyone on this web-site inspires me so much that I have been really busy transforming my basement into my junk project room. I haven't done any projects for a while because I had no room and I was finding it very hard to get good junk until a re-store opened up where I live. Now I have good pickings to choose from and so the story goes I'm back in business (Don't know what to do with all the stuff that I create!! I only have so much room) Anyhoo I know it's just another window project but I am pleased with the results of this one. I took the back side wood piece of the window and put it on the front to hold chalk etc...then I put strips of painted metal on the sides to hold notes, pictures, artwork that the kids bring home and magnets included...A set of 2 old pictures that I got free at a yard sale were cut down to size and grace the 2 other panes, they were a little short so I added painted rope trim at the bottom. You can change the pictures as you please with whatever suits your fancy. I then put dowel at the bottom to hold tea towels...yes, that's my hubby holding the window as I have no where to hang it in my house :)

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Comments (13)

coloradojunkie writes: cool ideas girl...I read where your looking for burlap sacks. I have a one hundred year old ranch in Big Piney Wyoming where I dig for treasures when I go there. I found fifty or more in a box. They are very unique, with horses, people, wagons, very colorful, very Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado, as that is the names on most of them. I would sell you some if you would like for five dollars plus shipping which would be cheap as I could just ship them. I believe you will adore them and you can write me a my name is Lori I run a business here in Colorado called the Gypsy Chix...funky finds redone to fine furniture...and I can't use all of them...would like to get rid of some...if you would like a couple..lori Posted: 8:23 pm on October 8th
suewhitney writes: Great job, Grasshopper! I'm with the others..the addition of the towel bar gives your project the finishing touch.

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 1:37 pm on October 1st
byabpryor writes: I have that same window! LOL Actually 2 of them.. but one of the panes in busted.. Looks like it caught a rock.... I think I might add a cork board there...

Nice job!!!!

Ang Posted: 11:05 am on October 1st
shabbychick writes: grasshopper - love your window - I know you'll find somewhere to hang it - it's pretty and functional - great job!

Thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 10:32 am on October 1st
SantaClaus writes: Is the middle glass painted with chalk-board paint? Posted: 5:47 am on October 1st
JunkArchitect writes:
Your window project really came out great. The addition of the towel bar is a superb little detail.

Posted: 10:02 pm on September 30th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Terrific project! I too love the addition of the bar. So functional now!
Candy Posted: 3:02 pm on September 30th
sixsprouts writes: I have some windows staring at me. thanks for the inspiration. I am lucky to have a shop to create in because we needed an office for our tree service, but my desk and computer don't take up much room so the rest of the 1800's bank building is for much more fun things than billing. My neighbor shopped for antiques and finds when dealing with grief and now she has 2 barns full. We work together to clear them out and resell some stuff to put the money in a scholarship fund in her sons name. She says the cleaning out makes her hubby happy and I know the purpose makes them both happy. Your post just made me ramble a bit.... sorry, Great window project. Posted: 1:04 pm on September 30th
RustyDiva writes: I know what you mean about space ~ I shop like I have a store to fill and I don't so my house and barn is overflowing. Yesterday I found a table and hutch piece that I talked myself out of because of space and when I changed my mind and went back (3 hrs. later) it was gone. Anyway...... great job on your project and I love the use of the prints. Looks very Tuscan. Keep feedin that addiction :) Posted: 10:38 am on September 30th
suewannabeinkc writes: FABULOUS! The metal strips and towel bar are wonderful additions. I bought a similar window last week after seeing another made into a message center. I can't wait to combine ideas and make my own! Great job, can't wait to see more. You've got great ideas!
Thanks for sharing,
Joanne Posted: 10:12 am on September 30th
Grasshopper22 writes: Hi...yes the glass in all 3 panes are still in the
window, I think I spent more time cleaning the
glass then it took me to do the project ( I have
a real fed-dish with dirty glass) Posted: 10:01 am on September 30th
fellowjunker writes: Your window looks excited that you found a great store for junk shopping.
Happy day.
xojanis Posted: 9:59 am on September 30th
sshack writes: I love your window. I have 5 old 6 pane windows that I picked up last year at a garage sale for $5. Is the glass still in the window? Posted: 9:44 am on September 30th
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