About a year and a half ago, we replaced all of the windows on the front of the house. The ones we took out were original to the house (circa 1950), and consisted of 4 single panes of glass and the raised wood muntins (also called grids) which, I was surprised to find out are extremely rare nowadays. I asked the guys installing the new windows to save what they could of the old ones, not knowing then that they would eventually become perfect guinea pigs for my newest hobby.
We needed something for a blank wall space above the crib in our nursery so I went to the boneyard (my storage shed) and pulled out one of the windows to see what I could do. "Window art" is pretty hot right now, that is, the re-purposing of old, weathered forgotten windows into new furniture and art concepts. I've seen them made into everything from planters to coffee tables to wall art. Since this was before I dove head-first into this little hobby, I started small...deciding to upcycle this dude into some wall art.
|The window, before|
|Hidden color underneath - apologies for the lighting|
|"Umm, honey? Why can't I open this window?"|
|Here it is above Campbell's crib|