Update an old window

Easy Mantel Update

by Andrea Cooley

Decorating with an old windowChanging the decorations on the mantel is one of my favorite things to do and this might be my favorite one yet!

A year or two ago a friend replaced all the windows in her house and gave me one of the old ones. I’ve had it sitting in the garage ever since. Then I saw this on Pinterest and knew it was time to bring it inside: I tried the window in front of the fireplace and it wasn’t quite big enough to cover opening. I thought it would be too big to sit on the mantel, but I think it looks great!

Before I brought the window inside, I sanded and wiped it down. I love how worn and distressed it is naturally. Then I cut scrapbook paper and taped it in the panes. The best part is, I can change out the paper whenever I want!Decorating with an old windowI brought my billy balls in from the kitchen and think they look great with the window.
Decorating with an old window

I moved the flowers that used be on the mantel to the floor in front of the firebox. Anything to break up that big black hole!

Decorating with an old windowAnd here’s one more shots of the mantel, just because I like it so much!
Decorating with an old window

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Andrea Cooley

  1. Oh, Andrea! This might be my favorite mantel set up yet!! 

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