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diy: antique windows

toronto-jewelry-old-window-diy-One of our greatest loves is old furniture. We love its character, its charm, and all the memories it holds year after year. You will always find beautiful old pieces in our stores. From cabinets, to doors, to windows, we love them all! Recently, we hung some old windows in the front of the store and we wanted to share how easy it is for you to make your own. The process isn't about perfection, rather it's about letting natural beauty shine.

Steps:

1) Sand off old, loose paint. If you like the old colour, you don't need to sand it all off. It will look great peeking out under the new colour. 2) Paint that beautiful window any colour you love! Sometimes we use chalk paint by Annie Sloan, other times we just use regular, matte wall paint from the local hardware store. 3) Once the paint has dried, take some coarse sandpaper and randomly sand sections. Naturally the edges would see the most wear so you can give them an extra scrub. The idea is to sand some parts down to the wood, and to just lightly sand the rest. 4) If you want to add an extra layer of depth to the piece, you can lightly wax the exposed wood to darken it. We use wax from Annie Sloan too. Now the fun part, finding your window a home. There are so many uses for old windows. Below are some beautiful inspirations compiled by architecture art design. Happy painting, beauties! xo toronto jewelry vintage window diy