upcycled window

Can’t believe it’s been 3 years since Pete and I visited that auction down the street. Three years I have been holding on to 2 old farmhouse windows that I got for 50 cents each. Finally, I have done something with (one of) them.

It’s starting to get cooler outside, so I have been spending some time trying to get our guest room in guest room shape for the impending holiday season. As of a few weeks ago it was a catch-all “guest room” and office. Now, although still not finished, there is an emphasis on guest room and a minor bullet point of an office space. No more pullout couch. No more random piles of nonsense.

So I went out and bought some paint, bought curtains and a new duvet cover, new lamps, all the bells and whistles, and a new BED. A real bed. So now I needed to buy a new headboard, right? Wrong! I decided to MAKE ONE!

Here is where that window comes in, folks. I went to Lowes and picked out one of the small jars of sample paint. Pete prepped the window by planing it, getting all the old paint off. Then I went to town and painted the crap out of it.


Next, I wanted the window to look frosted. Pete wanted it to be safe to use as a headboard. So we decided adding vinyl to the glass would be a great idea just to be on the safe side. This way if the glass cracks, it will be held together by the sticky vinyl. The next few pictures are of how I accomplished that. Don’t worry, its super easy.

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and now for the finished product!




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