Unique window needs creative minds...

MickeyMouseJanuary 25, 2005

to come up with what I should put behind it when I get it hung on my living room wall. The window is old with glass intact and is divided in the middle with wood, making 2 panes. It measures 64x28 and has a unique top to it...it is rounded off but comes to a small peak! That is the reason I purchased it! The hooks and latches are original and I will leave them on, for character, as well as the mustard colored paint(my walls are painted a 'Battlefield Brown' by American Tradition...no, not brown but a wonderful olive type shade to go with the mustards and dark red in the room)! What I want to do is place something unique behind the glass, whether attached to it, or the wall, as long as the depth fits. I was thinking a picture of flowers if unusual in the colors I mentioned, collectible items (we have all primitive decor), but the one I just came up with I rather like...sprigs of red berries and twigs, perhaps some grapevine, and a splash of mustard color flowers? I would have to duplicate it to a point on the bottom pane so they would compliment each other. I really think this would make a great piece that would be quite unusual and unique. Now it is YOUR turn to suggest what would look good! TIA!

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I think it would look lovely with your idea of a wreath of red berries in front of the glass. Maybe 2 - one for each pane. I wouldn't put anything behind the glass because it would take away from the window itself, which is the focal point you are wanting.

Be sure to take a picture and let us know what you did with it!

    Bookmark   January 26, 2005 at 12:12AM
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I have a couple of old windows that I use as art in my livingroom and bedroom. The one in the living room has ivy, raffia, and wooden stars (to match my Americana theme). It is painted barn red. The one in the bedroom is white and has a rose and ivy swag on top of it (to match the border in the room).
Maybe you could find a small quilt in colors that match your room and display it behind the glass. You could also create a shadow box with sentimental items that match your theme. You could also choose flowers in the colors you mentioned, press them and then decoupage them to the glass in a random pattern.
I think this link has been shared before, but there are some good ideas there.
Take a picture. We'd love to see what you decide to do.

Here is a link that might be useful: Old Windows

    Bookmark   January 26, 2005 at 12:15PM
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Thanks for the window link! Great ideas!! I have other windows to use for something and may just get creative with those also! Will post a pix when I complete my project with the large window!

    Bookmark   January 26, 2005 at 10:02PM
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I would be dying to do a glass on glass mosaic on it . . . .

    Bookmark   January 26, 2005 at 11:29PM
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Could you paint a mural to go behind it? So that it looks as though you are looking out the window down a country road? It isn't too hard if you get a slide and project it on a canvas or masonite board, then draw it. Keep the colors subdued so that it doesn't detract from the window.

    Bookmark   May 3, 2005 at 1:41PM
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A mural would be great, in muted tones of your room I think. And on canvas or board would be better so you could move it and redecorate of course.

any collectibles or sepia photo copies behind it will be nice, like necklaces, watches, hankys, lace. (hung on back would keep little hands off the items.

Or if it will fit in your sceme of deco.. make it to change with the seasons....like snowflakes, flowers, leaves in fall....in a pinch you could use the little stickon klingy (tech term of course) designs that match a holiday or season.

    Bookmark   May 4, 2005 at 7:36PM
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Decoupage family pictures, dried flower arrangements on glass so wall color shows through, maybe a combination of both?

    Bookmark   May 8, 2005 at 11:10PM
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I added shutters to just such a window and a small bird in a nest nestled near the wooden glass divider. I've also seen them done with pretty antique curtains added behind. The shutters can also have old doorknobs addes for a hanging welcome sign or such.
Lucky you.

Here is a link that might be useful: my website

    Bookmark   May 9, 2005 at 10:18AM
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WOW!! I am really impressed with all the great ideas, I was thinking pressed flowers and pressed ferns behind the glass, delicate yet eye catching in colors to match the room, could even do rice paper or tissue behind the flowers to make them more visible.

    Bookmark   May 9, 2005 at 4:03PM
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