Thursday, January 1, 2009

Five More Windows Used



First, I must confess that I miscounted. There are 17 windows total. Yes, two more to find a home for. I am almost afraid if I add these into my home with the four that were already roaming around, it is going to be overkill. I'm not there yet, though!

As I mentioned, there were two sizes of windows, a few small ones and then many larger ones. For this project I used 4 small ones and one large one. The only other items needed were 8 L brackets, two packs of four, all bought at the mart full of walls for $1.97 a pack. Yep, $4 was the only cost for this project.

I, well DH, used the screws included in the pack to put the bracket in all four corners, at the top and again at the bottom. Once it was completed, I put a large window on top. If it is not level, you could use slivers of a cork, those neat little squishy dots of silicone (I have no idea what the real name is), that should do the trick. I was very lucky that mine worked well.

I know that beside my current sofa that the table seems extremely inporportionate. Hang in there with me, we are building a new couch in a couple of weeks. Yes, building. I am hoping it will be fabulous. If the picture in my head comes to life (and DH normally makes sure that it does), then I can't wait!

Oh, and I have a few more window tricks up my sleeve, too. Just wait and see.

Oh, I forgot! Notice the window above the table? I found it, and the matching one on the other side of the actual window, in an alley years ago. There are six panes in each one, and I simply taped black & white photos of my children in the windows. See, my love of windows is not a new found one . *wink*

11 comments:

Leigh said...

You ARE the wo-MAN! That table rocks!
Great inspirational ideas!

Sarah said...

Okay, you are just amazingly crafty, and I love old windows! *hoping I stumble upon some old windows* :-)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Oh, now I have to have my dh bring me home some windows. I would love to have a table like this on the patio!! You do rock!!
Terrie

Deb said...

Happy New Year Gina!
This is an incredible & creative idea for a table!!

OklahomaMomma said...

What a great project!!! Looks great!

Dawn-Hydrangea Home said...

Very cool project! I love it! Happy New Year!

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

WOW so cool :)

Tamara Jansen said...

ooooh, I have some old windows kicking around somewhere that I could use for this project :)

Happy New Year. Wishing you many blessings in 2009!

Em @ Bunch of Scrap said...

Very cute usage for the windows! Wish I could just happen across some too :)

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

Great Table I love it...Lisa

blueviolet said...

That is sooo cool.


And, I can NOT believe you're building a couch. That's ridiculously interesting. Can't wait to see THAT!