Well, I think I’ve found the one! I discovered this old window on the side of the road one Sunday on my way home from church, and sacrificed my dress to haul it in my vehicle, along with a couple others. Worth it? Definitely. It didn’t have any panes, but it was large (45×18), and I immediately knew what I wanted to do, and where it would go.
After painting it red, then sanding it to death, it has the weathered appearance that I love. I chose one of my most favorite quotes–one that’s hung in my parents’ home for a long time, and reminds me of my family, and added it in vinyl to the front of the window. I really, really love it, and it’s the perfect complement to my red ticking curtains.
Do you love old windows too? Try looking at your local or nearest Habitat Re-Store. I also look up the heavy trash days in my town, and go out the night before to look for them. Focus on older neighborhoods, where the likelihood of window replacement is higher. Tell friends what you’re looking for, and let them help too! Just last week I got a call from a friend that spotted some for me. Just look for ones that are wood, have a solid frame, and don’t have cracked or broken glass.