Vintage Window Frame Decor
Using vintage window frame decor in our farmhouse has always seemed like a perfect fit. I bought a “lot” of old window frames a couple of years ago at an auction… several styles and sizes. Most of them were 6-pane almost square ones. But, in the lot were also 4 tall, skinny frames that I hadn’t messed with until now.
A light bulb came on…
The frames were stored in the barn upright and I would draw a blank as to what I could do with them. I was in the barn gathering eggs a couple of days ago and glanced at those frames just standing there. And it suddenly dawned on me that, they were MY frames and I could turn them anyway I wanted.
Instead of tall and skinny… think short and wide!
I grabbed a couple of them, brushed all the loose paint, accumulated dirt and grim off, then took the water hose and hosed them down. While they were drying in the sun, I started looking for “possibilities” in my craft room.
Turning the frames horizontal has advantages and disadvantages… it’s easy to add a few stems of flowers or the cotton bolls, but there was still a lot of blank space. And, should I add a background of some kind?
Palletwood… chicken wire… or nothing?
The options for a backdrop is pretty wide open. You can leave it open and your wall covering will provide the background. You could use chicken wire and make it really “country” or you could use old fence or pallet boards and have a “rustic” look.
But what to do with all that open space?
All that open space inside the frame seems wasted, so I’m thinking that I’ll add something in the opposite corner from the pink flowers or cotton bolls.
I’m thinking… rusty metal or wood cutout of “blessed”, “grateful”, or “thankful”.