So, I was out walking the pooch the other day and happened to come across a lovely (but rather messed up) old sash window which had just been dumped in a field. One night on my way back to the car I decided to save it, dumped it in the boot of my car and presented it to my hubby proudly upon returning home.
Unfortunately I don’t have any before photos, but believe me, this thing was covered in several old layers of paint, moss and God knows what – so I started off by cleaning it up and rubbing it down.
After it was nice and clean and stripped back to the original wood, I decided to leave it as it was. Since my bedroom is magnolia at the moment (the woe’s of renting) I thought this would look nicer than painting it and the contrast wood (aye, aye!) be good with the wall colour. If we move house I can then paint it to fit in with whatever colour scheme we decide to have.
So, I knew I wanted hooks in one side and along the bottom but I wasn’t sure what to do with the other window pane… Pinterest to the rescue. After having a mooch on the internet, I decided to have a go at some string art so that it could double as a memo board:
And here it is with some photos and postcards tucked in:
To hang the window, I used part of the original rope that was left over on either side and incorporated a natural string (garden string) plait, making it even stronger.
I’ll be keeping my eye out for any more junk in that field…I think there are a few old tyres lying around that are just asking to be up-cycled into something marvellous 🙂