Updating Old Windows with Paint and Wreaths

I am always amazed how paint, ribbon, and a wreath can totally update an old window. We purchased two of these windows at a thrift store many years ago.

Below is a picture (look on the back wall) that shows how we originally used them at our lake cabin. We have since renovated our lake cabin and it is our full-time home.

Fast forward . . . I decided these old windows needed updating.

Removed the Mirrors

I removed the mirror in each window; I used a putty knife to remove the caulk holding the mirrors in place.

Painting the Window Frames

I thought about chalk painting the windows but instead opted for painting with Behr paint we had leftover (the color is Sherwin Williams Fawn Brindle).

Adding Wreaths with Burlap Ribbon

I used burlap ribbon to loop through each wreath and then stapled it using a heavy-duty staple gun to the back of each window frame.

Hanging Using HangITstrips

We hung them over the twin beds in our guest bedroom. We always use two D-brackets on the back of pictures and artwork so they will hang straight.

We use hangITstrips because they enable you to easily pinpoint the exact location for both nails without all the measuring. Click HERE to see how hangITstrips work.

We are so pleased with how these turned out. They had dimension and color to our guest bedroom. The twin beds actually raise up and so we hung the windows a little higher to clear the beds. One of our future projects is building headboards for these twin beds. Stay tuned . . .

To see how I added a wreath to another old window, click HERE to view How to Create a Gallery Wall Over a Table.

Click HERE to learn how to make a wipe board from an old window.

Let us know what you think or if you have any questions by posting below. Do you have some old windows that need to be upcycled?

Author: Suzanne

Blogger and DIYer with my talented husband Neal. I share about our projects and life lessons following Christ.