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Oh vintage window, how every girl who loves old things secretly hopes she will find you. To repurpose you and make her home lovely with your peeling paint, rusty hardware, and endless possibilities in design. Oh vintage window, how you brighten up a room, carrying thoughts of sunlight past into modern vintage style.
Okay, I'll admit it. I have been wanting an old beat up window with the glass still in tact and the latch in place for awhile now. Wedding decor and shabby chic stores have been teasing me with these for quite some time. And after traveling to Rome and Amsterdam last summer, my love for old doors and windows grew exponentially. Living in L.A. for awhile made it difficult to find one, because they are hot commodities for vintage flare. All the window's I have come across that meet my standards of glass in tact, latches in place, and bigger than a coffee table book have been way out of my price range.
Yesterday I popped into a new Goodwill that is conveniently right next to the Home Depot I frequent. (They must have known I was coming to town). Lo and behold, in the ladies shoe section, this window sat forgotten, clearly needing me to give it life again. Even Shelby could not get over the fact that this window, with glass and latch and all, cost me $3. WHAT? Yes. Three dollars. Another Goodwill success story. Now I have to decide what I want to do with it. Do I keep the dried up flowers in place (unlikely)? Do I make art out of my button collection and display it inside? Do I frame vintage tapestry? Or frame old postcards? I am currently undecided, but ever looking for inspiration. Do you have any suggestions?
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In case you missed it, this is what Tanya did with her garage sale window find.