An original Decor item
Even before the kitchen renovations started, my head was full of decorating ideas.
On the piece of wall above the island I dreamed of having shelves, and loving the originality as well as the recovery, I had planned to revamp the old hutch of our dresser.
The installation of a pocket door weakened this wall, so it was no longer possible to install the heavy hutch.
For a few months I was looking for the original element that would give a nice boost to the new somber kitchen.
While rummaging through our treasure chest of items, my husband had the brilliant idea of salvaging an old window from our century-old house and adding a shelf to it.
List of products used
- Oval Synthetic brush
- Spray water bottle
Black spray paint
The making of the shelf
Not wanting to weigh down the window, he opted for basswood, which is a very light wood and works well.
It was by using different tools that he managed to give it an aged wood look.
Always in search of originality, we chose planter supports to attach it to the window.
Preparing the window frame
I removed the old peeling paint using a stiff brush.
I dusted it off very well using the air compressor to remove the dirt accumulated in every nook and cranny.
Once the masking tape was applied, I was ready to paint.
Painting the Window Frame
I used a small amout of the colour Cotton Ball and I added a little water to thin it out (I always prefer to work small amounts at a time so as not to waste the paint).
Using the # 10 oval brush, I applied the paint lightly and randomly to reveal the grayish natural wood of the window frame.
As soon as I was finished painting I used a damp cloth and I wiped in some spots until I got the desired effect.
Once the paint was completely dry I sanded lightly with my two-grain sanding block to accentuate the wear where I wanted.
Too much wear … no problem, everything can be corrected by adding paint.
Painting the shelf
Before painting the board, I brushed it gently with a steel brush. I have sprayed a little water in some spots to bring out the grain of the wood to accentuate the aged effect.
To achieve the natural grayish colour of the window, I applied one coat, Tractor Dust, all over the board using the # 10 Oval Brush.
Before the paint completely dried, I sprayed some water and applied the colour Cotton Ball horizontally, and mixed the two colors using my paintbrush.
Using a damp cloth I wiped in a few places to bring out the grey.
On the back of the window I fixed the stencil very well using masking tape, and at a distance of about 12 inches I sprayed the black spray paint, taking care to spray lightly to avoid the paint from running.
Using the XL round wax brush, I applied the Natural Beeswax to all surfaces, one section at a time, and polished it using a rag (t-shirt)
I’m really proud of my husbands brilliant idea, it’s a wonderful focal point that I dreamed of for a wowww effect in my kitchen.
I love decorating it with the seasons, its look is always very beautiful.
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