So, I have this old window. It may not have been obtained under the most honest of circumstances. I shant go into detail, but suffice to say, when you are going to burn down an old homestead, especially one that holds so many childhood memories for me, I feel no guilt at "lifting" an old window. Yep. E-mail all your complaints to email@example.com .
Above you will see the old window. I hesitated greatly about what to do with it for months. Paint it? Sand it down? In the end, I realized that I wanted it the way I got it. Chipped up paint and all from the house I loved. I also realized this method was of great benefit to my being a lazy crafty gal. So, I just got out the Murphy's Oil Soap and went to cleaning. I love me some Murphy's Oil Soap. The minute we ripped up the carpet I went out and got some to use on the wood floor.
Anyway, the next debate was which side to use? I decided on the wood, for now. In part because I love the old rusted latch and bits of green paint that you can see on it.
I knew I wanted to use the window for photos, and again, went back and forth over the use of clips, magnets, etc. In the end, my inner lazy-crafty gal came to the rescue again and whispered to my weary soul "Glue Dots. Use the Glue Dots you dummy!" So I did.
Just like that, I was done. Bam. I love it. More for the place it represents in my heart and the memories I have of where it is from more than anything else. I can't wait until we get our walls painted and get it up for good somewhere.(click photos to enlarge)