What to do With a Window from a 1930's House

July 6th, 2010 in member junk     
smiller0529 smiller0529, member
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What to do with a window that came out of my MIL house after she replaced them with more efficent windows. Her house was built in 1930 and yes that is real LEAD paned windows.............well you go to the local glass store have a piece of mirror cut and have a husband that is willing to help. I put Kilz on the bare wood then put 2 coats of glossy exterior paint on the window.....


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, house wear, frame, window coverings

Comments (8)

shelley writes: I would so hang this in my house. Put some dried bittersweet or rose hips over the top. It's so pretty. Posted: 6:09 pm on October 7th
smiller0529 writes: Thank you all for the nice compliments. I didn't really want to do too much to the window. It came out better than I expected. The picture really doesn't do it justice. As far as the mirror, I went to a local glass shop and it didn't cost me that much. At least I kept the money in the community. Thanks again. Posted: 8:21 pm on July 14th
lilacsndreams writes: LOVE what you did with this vintage window! Just the right touch, nothing too much, but was effective & fundamental too. LOVE it!:) Posted: 2:51 am on July 14th
RedheadedWahine writes: I love what you did to the window. These type of windows are so beautiful just the way they are, I would hate to do anything in fear it might ruin it. But what you did just accents it's beauty. Really nice job! Posted: 4:34 am on July 13th
junkermidge writes: Gorgeous window! And it looks awesome converted into mirror! Great addition to your outdoors area. If you have a spare mirror laying around maybe next time your husband (or even you!) could give a try to cutting it yourself -- you might be able to save a little money, and if it doesn't work, the scraps are good for more cool projects.
Midge Posted: 9:09 pm on July 11th
MossyLady writes: Very very cool! I love to see old pieces live on in a different form. Posted: 2:05 pm on July 8th
chippingcharm writes: Looks great! Laurel Posted: 11:30 pm on July 7th
BillyJo writes: What a great idea. Your MIL loss your gain! BillyJo
Posted: 9:41 pm on July 6th
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