It seems like everyone in Blogland has one. A REAL vintage window that is.
Layers of chippy pastel paints. Small thick squares of handmade glass. Problem is I don't find them in Ireland. Maybe because we get so much rain they rot in their old abandoned houses. I have really wanted one for the top of my grandparents chest ever since I moved it to our landing.
So I had to improvise. Necessity is the mother of invention you know! When I saw an old door hanging off a broken kitchen dresser I knew I was onto something.
It was already missing it's knob. I carefully taped the glass and gave it one coat of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Original. Don't you love that orange wood?
With some heavy grit sandpaper I distressed it quite heavily, taking off lots of paint in places to give it that aged look I was after.
A clear coat of wax followed by a hint of dark wax and it was ready to adorn my new look landing!
Using some ribbon and a thumb tack I added a twig wreath to which I wired this little metal butterfly. It used to be a belt buckle.
I'm so happy with how it turned out.
It's all part of a little vignette that has been in my head for almost a year now. All will soon be revealed!!