Thursday, June 30, 2011

Vintage Window Makeover

I saw a variation of this in a book using old french doors as a bookcase and thought I would give it a try with an old window. I wanted more shelves so I turned the window sideways and built a simple box out of left over 1x6 pine from our house reno project. I had some left over beadboard that I used as the backing. I loved the distressed look of the window so that I left as is. Painted the 1x6 a color I call "Restoration Hardware Gray" that I hand mixed from some left over paints. I use this color all the time for a vintage barnwood look. I am going to take a sample to my local Sherwin Williams and have them match and mix a quart. I lightly distressed the beadboard and TA DA all done. It looks fabulous on the original 1880's wood walls @ The Design Haus. It really pops and would be a great way to showcase a collection.

I'm linking this up @ Addicted 2 Design and Funky Junk Interiors.


  1. This is ANOTHER awesome project! I am a BIG fan of your work!

  2. Great project! Love the idea!

  3. I absolutely love the idea! I love it when people use their imagination to create extra ordinary stuff.:) thanks for the great post.