Welcome to Day 2! I'm so glad you are back. Today I wanted to save an old window. A friend of mine had many windows replaced this summer and she just knew I would want one. She knows me so well!
I had found some barn wood at a sale a few weeks ago and I knew I wanted to combine these two into one project. (Man, I wish I would have bought more....it is so hard to find!! Note to self for next time.)
Although the window is old, it wasn't quite distressed enough for my tastes, so I took the sander to it to expose more wood.
I then used just a tiny bit of stain to bring some darker color to the natural wood that I had exposed. I just rubbed it on with a rag.
I pulled out some textured paste to add some more crackle. Increase that age factor, don't ya know!
Then I was ready to add this beautiful barn board. Swoon!
Since there is no good way to attach the two, I went with using a straight bracket through the back of both board and window. Remember it is always a good idea to drill pilot holes. This barn wood was very dry and needed a little extra TLC.
I wanted some pretty handles on my barn board to dress it up a bit. It is so hard to choose! First I was going to go with some pretty blue porcelain ones (that are shown in the first photo), but they were a bit too classy for this project, so I decided to go with the crystal. I simply drilled a hole for the handles.
Since the screw on the knob was really long, we had to cut a bit of that length off. Then Husband got in there to help me cut the keyholes on the back to be able to hang it. I hadn't used the router before, so I was getting a lesson on how this worked. Pretty cool really!
And show off all of it's distressed goodness!
Ta-da! It is hanging over the piano in our living room. You'll get to see how easy it is to make that banner a little later in the series, plus I'm going to add a little something else, but I'll save that for later too!
Stayed tuned for Day 3 of Junque Decor. Tomorrow we are going to re-purpose a rusty wire basket.
Day 1: Pallet Table