Do you remember these widows that I got way back at an estate sale for $2 each? Ok if you don’t remember you can read more about them here. Originally I thought I would sand and paint them and use them as picture frames for my kitchen. But then I moved and my kitchen no longer has available wall space for picture.
I thought to myself for a long time what the heck was I going to do with these windows. Then one day I was checking out a post over at my friend’s blog The Stories from A to Z and it hit me! The palm of my hand went straight for the center of my forehead *SMACK*! DUH, I can make a headboard for my guest room.
I have been in the process of decorating my guest room and for some reason never thought of the headboard. I am sure it would have occurred to me eventually, I guess I just wasn’t there yet.
I took a day in a very hot garage with safety glasses on, a face mask and gloves. I removed the hardware and window panes from the frame, which was not easy and sanded them down. I sweated like a dog and developed a solid case of B.O. in that hot garage but I got it done!
When working with old widows like this it is important to use a mask because more likely then not the paint probably has some lead in it.
Once the frames were sanded I filled any holes with wood putty and painted it with white spray paint.
I am decorating the room in a sort of modern style, so I had a hard time at first trying to figure out how to decorate the headboard. I found a blank stencil at Hobby Lobby and designed a pattern on my photoshop. I used an exacto knife to cut the pattern out the stencil. I then stenciled it using a roller, on to foam board cut to the size of the window pain.
I did only every other board with stencil and the other I hot glued on white muslin that I found in the scrap bin at JoAnn’s. I popped the foam board “panes” into the frame and ran hot glue around the edges to secure them in.
TA-DA I have a new sort of modern headboard from old, old widows.
I am waiting to paint the wall before I hang them but, but they are done and I love them.
Come back for more updates on the guest room and future appearances of old chair, vintage fan, 50′s charcoal drawing, redone dresser and IKEA!