Cleaning the Vintage Window ~ Beach Cottage Work in Progress ~
Wed 23rd, Sep, 2009
Remember the other day I found that window? Well the next day on my walk, striding up that hill I thought, oh how funny I am on that same hill again, I might just see if a particular old rundown house has anything sitting outside it ;-)
Well it didn’t and the skip was gone. Wow! It hit me then what a close shave I had with missing out on the window entirely, if it wasn’t for my favour-giving-skills *wink I would’ve missed out by, oh about 10 hours. I had a huge sigh of relief, can you only begin to imagine how so very disappointed I woulda been if it had been gone?
So today I got to work and spent a long long time cleaning that vintage window and nursing her back to life. Wow there was a whole lotta grime on there baby.
I started off by brushing to get the dry dust off and then next it really was just a simple case of using a wet rag and soapy water…a shed load of soap and water.
Take a look at that grime
This was a so-me job – I love something like this that looks soooo sad and neglected and was literally sitting waiting to get crushed and head to that big old graveyard landfill, that then starts to, wake up almost, as the layers of dirt wipe off.
And as I washed her, that old lady window delivered, as promised when she called me from the skip (or dumpster or whatever you call it where you are), you can find the story here. Further temporary primping, just to show you how far she’s come, revealed a shabby, peely, vision in old vintage white.
The lack of perfection in this old piece contrasts with the few more modern IKEA-y things around and you already know how much I love that, this one is no exception.
She’s fitting in quite well already…a Beach Cottage treasure in her own right I believe…just wait ’til as per lg’s advice, she gets some lights tucked in behind her, is placed proudly on the wall and has some nice hooks all along the bottom. Thanks to all of you who came up with suggestions, Cherrie mentioned it might be nice on the porch, that’s on the list if it doesn’t work here and Floss my bloggy friend in France (head over there, it’s good) mentioned some French ideas torn from a magazine, thanks Floss that’d be good, Tales From an OC Cottage hinted a starfish might look nice (she got that right) and Desiree
said just do what I’ve done today, lean it up and put nice things on it
…and if I haven’t mentioned you thank you it means a lot to me that you come here and take an interest in my crazy new thrifting life by the sea…I read, laugh, nod, smile, and appreciate every single comment…even if I haven’t got back to you and you think I don’t. K?
see you all tomorrow…:-)