through the window

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.

window 4

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,

window 3 window 5

d) sanded it some more, e) screwed in some picture hooks on the inside, f) added some hearts, and g) hung it up.

window 2  window 1

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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22 thoughts on “through the window

  1. Tamara

    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

  2. gentlestitches

    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!

    1. Nice piece of work Post author

      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…. :-)

  3. Crochet Missy

    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.

  4. now at home mom

    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 :-)

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