I’ve shared with you, several times, so many different ways I’ve used old, antique and vintage windows at ‘Our House’.
I bought this antique window at a garage sale for $3. The prior owners had taken it out of an old carriage house on their property that was falling down.
All the original glass is still in perfect condition in it.
I did paint the frame black though. In this view you can appreciate the fine detail of the wood frame.
At ‘Our House’ in the front hall there is this ledge above part of the stairs and I thought this interesting antique window would work nicely there, giving the space some character, but still keeping an open airy feel to the landing.
To mount it, I simply screwed in these large ‘cup hooks’ (after drilling a small pilot hole) and connected them with a chain.
BTW: when we first bought this house every single ceiling on the main floor was a popcorn ceiling, and over the past 16 years, I’ve re-worked each and every ceiling to get rid of all that popcorn… in the hallway as in most, but not all the rooms, I had tongue and groove ‘car-siding’ installed and painted the same color as the trim in ‘Our House’.
I stuck on the twiggy stuff just for summer fun. At Christmastime it’s a great place to add a decoration to as well.
I love using vintage windows in decorating. I think because they can make a big statement, but not feel like they’re overwhelming the space, instead, they can even serve as a backdrop for other decorations.
To see some of my other ways I’ve used antique or vintage windows in decorating click here! Or you can always go to the ‘Home Page’ of www.DecorateWithaLittleBit.com and on the top header click the page for ‘Interior Windows’.