Years ago I bought a pair of leaded glass windows and was looking for a way to use them in the house. They were in rough condition with gouges and many, many layers of paint. ~
All those layers of paint worked to my advantage when it came time to do a worn paint look. I dabbed a darker grey paint in the recesses and drybrushed a lighter grey over it all, lifting the brush slightly when I came to the dark grey spots. ~
To create the illusion of a real window, I hung a couple of pieces of wallpaper with a birch tree design on the wall. ~
These windows are heavy and had to be screwed into the wall studs. A big thank you to my nephew Corey for tackling that job!
With four cats in the house (3 that are certifiably insane!) a key holder is a recipe for lost keys. Last year I had painted a planter box for the porch and it is ideal for holding keys.
The planter cost $2 at the Salvation Army Thrift Store. It was hand carved, solid wood and started out looking like this. Well, like this without the first coat of grey paint. ~
No cats stealing the keys for hockey pucks and it works with the aged window.
Throw down a mint condition, pure wool Persian rug that I bought at auction for $5 and we have some interest in that area. ~
I'm still looking for an old piece of wood to fashion into a windowsill. I think it will be great fun to play around with dressing the window and sill up for the holidays!
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