Nov 29, 2009

Barn Window

This is probably one of my favorite projects I've made so far. Brad's Dad and brothers tore down the old 120 year old barn last summer. Beofre they brought it down, Brad and I went to see what could be salvaged. I took the hayloft door, which is the header of my blog and a barn window. Of course my inlaws thought I was nuts to take it, as it was soooo beat up and dirty. I didn't quite know what I was going to do with it, but it sat lovingly in my garage until last week.
I had an At Home America party, and was able to get a lot of things for free, and half price. One of the things I got for free was this fantastic cross. I saw it and knew exactly where I was going to put it! So, out came the window, as it needed a lot of work. I had to keep the fiberglass on, as I tried to take it off, and some of the wood started breaking, oops! Being that burlap is all the rage these days in blogland, I thought I would head to my favorite place ever, Crafts Direct to see what I could find. I was able to score some burlap for .50!! I hot glued the burlap onto the fiberglass, nailed the cross in, and hung it up!
I thought about painting the window, but I really wanted to keep the original look. My inlaws came over today for the football game, and they couldn't believe that I wanted the window!! I hung it up over the stairs going down to the third level. Looks perfect!

I made a fantastic purchase this weekend at a thrift store, and can't wait to show it to you, hopefully on Tuesday I can get the post up!!
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16 comments:

Terry Stone said...

Very clever! And I love that you left the red paint on it-it gives it such character.

Nancy said...

I LOVE it! It turned out really great. Good job!

Nancy

Linda said...

Cara, your window looks outstanding...love your idea with the cross and burlap! Hope you have an awesome week.

Blessings,
Linda

Shannon said...

This turned out wonderful! I love it!

Tricia Anne said...

Wow! It looks great and how wonderful to have it from such an old barn! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

You just never know what you can do with those fab finds! Turned out great, it was just waiting for that cross!

Dena

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Wow, that turned out gorgeous! Amazing how we keep things we love and they turn into beautiful creations. Good job!

myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com said...

very nice! I love the barn door in your blog header! soooo cool!
gail

Sandy said...

That is really great, and what a fun blog!

Maureen said...

Don't you just love when inspiration wells up and then it actually comes together? Looks great!

Holly said...

You definitely made the right decision to keep the paint! It looks great...I love old windows!

Room to Inspire said...

What a great transformation! Very creative - I love how it turned out.

Chelsea

Its So Very Cheri said...

I'll have to come back over---I can't see the after pic.

Cheri

Zein said...

great job, it looks great!

Cindy said...

Love this....so unique and chic! I think the red really makes it :o)

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