I was doing a little cleaning & organizing of my garage & prop shop last weekend and had packed up my car with a few things I wanted to take to my favorite consignment store.
This large vintage glass window was among those items.
I've had this window and have been storing it for several years now...
I thought I would stencil the words LA DOLFINA on it and use it in my prop shop and for signage during sales.
I still think it is a good idea...
But sometimes when I'm cleaning and purging I can get carried away!
Just as I was about to hand it over, I remembered my friend, Jermaine of French Kissed, had recently blogged about cafe boards and chalk markers.
So I left it in my car and headed home intent on finding a potential spot for my own cafe or menu board!
After trying out several possibilities I decided that the best spot would be the side of my kitchen pantry cupboard which currently has several oars leaning against it.
The width seems to be perfect.
I can obviously adjust the height.
I've got to give it a try!
It's so unusual with it's size, curvaceous frame and wavy glass.
My plan as it stands now is to give it a good sanding but leave the gold detail and see how that looks. If it doesn't pass muster I'm thinking of painting it some shade of gray but I'd really like it to look a bit shabby and organic... what finish do you think would best suit my kitchen/family room?
You might be wondering what precipitated a weekend of cleaning and organizing...
you know there is usually a spark involved!
This spark came in the form of an UPGRADE.
While on a bike ride Saturday morning we stopped at a garage sale where my gaze immediately landed on this Henredon campaign style headboard that had been left outside for possibly years and was pretty close to falling apart.
Still I could not stop admiring it...
The seller came up to me and said, "you can have it if you want."
I could hear my husband in the background grumbling the words, "No Way!"
(A new found treasure that looks great on the cabinet)
I sadly acquiesced as we rode off on our bikes.
We only got a few blocks away before lightening struck!
The word UPGRADE in the form of a better cabinet for our TV in the "mancave" hit me!
I promised my husband that I would go home and immediately empty out our current cabinet and take it straight away to the consignment store where it ended up selling immediately!
We both love the new UPGRADE, even in it's grayed out and distressed condition, and the best part is since we got it for free, we made money on the deal!!
Now that is a WIN WIN!