Friday, March 26, 2010

Window Frame Revamp

Several years ago I bought 2 window frames from a local swapmeet for $15. The paint was completely peeling so I sanded it (I don't think I even used a mask! Tisk tisk!), and painted it, and aged it with stain then I stapled a pink floral fabric on the back and added some silver knobs to hang goodies.


But like I said, that was *years* ago and my taste has since changed from super duper uber girly to more natural and rustic. I know some people would kill me for changing this, but it was just time. Time for *almost* everyone's fave fabric of the moment: burlap. But of course changing the fabric required pulling out all those staples - blah. Some were so stuck that I had to pull out my pallet knife and finagle them so there was enough room for the hammer to free them.



The first go around I had to use a manual staple gun, but this time I got to use a pnuematic staple gun - so much better!!


Loving it already with the burlap! But of course I had to replace the silver knobs. I got these 3 beauties at Lowe's for just under $10 total.


It took under a half hour to do this project (from taking off the old fabric to hanging it back up) and cost around $15 total, yet it looks so different!!





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9 comments:

Low Tide High Style said...

It was lovely with the pink fabric, but I love the burlap and new knobs you used! Really pretty!

Kat :)

Judi said...

What a great transformation! And ~ if you change your mind AGAIN, you can always swap out the fabric! Lovely and creative ~ Judi

Kendra Joyner said...

Ali...looks great! I actually love it either way!!

Ali@Honey and Maple Syrup said...

Thanks for the comments! Very true that I could always change it back if I ever want to...or go an entirely different route!

Amanda said...

Very nice! I agree too, looks great both ways!

Heidi said...

I love old window. This looks so nice!

Amy@TheLemonCottage said...

Great transformation! Loving the burlap!
~Amy

angie said...

Looks great! and you are entitled to change your mind.

Adrienne said...

I just picked up a storm window from our Habitat For Humanity rebuild center similar to that one. I was going to just leave the glass, but now you've got me thinking about the fabric!
Great inspiration!!!

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