What I Did With an Old Window and Vintage Quilts

What I Did With an Old Window and Vintage Quilts

I bought an old window at a garage sale this summer and loved it because it had multiple panes.  I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it, but the possibilities were endless!

cutter What I Did With an Old Window and Vintage QuiltsI also bought many quilts that were beautiful, but were considered “cutter” quilts because they had holes and tears.  I decided the two would be perfect.

I started by scraping the loose paint off of the window.  You may want to wear a mask if you don’t know the age of the window, as it may contain lead paint.

Then I had to get rid of the green!  Well, not totally, and I didn’t worry about the back, but it was too much for the front.  I did like hints of it coming through, so I just randomly brushed white paint over it, leaving some green peaking through.

I cut pieces of cardboard to fit each pain and then got out my quilts.  I wanted some themes and patterns throughout each pane, yet also wanted some bolder than others to make it interesting.  It was tricky since a lot of the quilt was torn.  I cut them one by one, placing one in and then another, then seeing what I wanted next.

I cut about 1/2″ more than the cardboard so I had enough to fold over.  Then I just taped it with masking tape.  No one will see the back and it’s not acid free, so I wasn’t too worried.

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Then I placed the covered board in the pane and ran masking tape along the edge to seal it in.  If I were to sell it, I would put one piece of mat board to cover the entire back, but since it was for me, I didn’t worry what the back looked like.

Log homes can tend to be a lot of wood and get rather brown.  I was happy with the added color to my wall.

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