I picked up this old window frame from one of those little hole-in-the-wall shops off Main Road in Salt River. Set me back a whole R40.
This week, with all this lovely sunshine-in-winter we’ve been having, I finally a) got it outside, b) sanded it down a bit, c) blobbed on a bit of blue paint,
d) sanded it some more, e) screwed in some picture hooks on the inside, f) added some hearts, and g) hung it up.
As you can see, I left the back pretty much untouched and, even though I got a couple of splinters, I still couldn’t be bothered to fix it. It’s the rough look, okay. I like it. And yes, it’s because I’m lazy.
The mosaic double-heart was made for me by Rob, and the one underneath is a ceramic heart by a very talented Cape Town artist whose name I simply cannot remember. I do remember buying it for R90 at the Constantia Waldorf medieval market a couple of years ago.
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That’s fantastic Jill, I love it. It would look particularly nice on a garden wall…. Garden art.
Oh Jill! I love the color you painted your window and the way it looks all weathered is even better. You are so clever hanging those hearts in the middle of each one. :) Very cool idea, thanks for sharing. I used to have an old wooden window with a rusty screen in it that I had planned on painting and wanted to hang it on the side of one of John’s sheds; but I just found out two days ago that John threw it away. :( UGH, now I have to find another one someday.Love and Hugs, Tamara
John THREW IT AWAY? argh!!!!!!! everyone around me know to throw NOTHING, ever.
Wow! It’s fab what you can make out of a piece of junk Jill! Love it! x
ya, love junk! i might have to go for another Salt River amble one of these days, see if I can get another one.
This is a really good idea. I love “boundary blurring” and this (as has already been said) would look amazing on my courtyard wall! I shall have to look out for a window frame that needs a home!
Very nice, Jill, you have such a wonderful eye for finding ‘junk’ and giving it a lovely new life.
That is awesome!!!
This is a great idea. I think it wirks really well and no you aren’t being lazy – just very stylish. Xx
hehe. I’m going to swing by Builders Warehouse this morning and pick up some sandpaper rings for the Big Sander – now I have my eye on an old door frame…. :-)
Sounds great – I wouldn’t have anywhere to put that!
Great work revamping the window frame and thanks for stopping by my blog! Jane
What a great idea! It look wonderful. I think most things in this world should get a second chance once their first purpose is finished. Upcycled window is great.
That’s a brilliant way of putting it!
Oh! nice, me love, love, love it very much Jill! :-) I love how you transformed it and then added it the hearts! :-) love seeing you got so creative Jill with this window :-)
One one Jill to another- this is gorgeous. The real trick is seeing the potential x
Aw, thanks ! That’s a really nice thing to say!
This is insanely beautiful!! WOW
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Absolutely beautiful Jill – Love it – Rene
Thanks, Rene. I think I’ve seen you on the Creative Crochet Crew’s comment list, am I right? Are you also in Cape Town?