{burlap wreath + old window}

There has been a blank space above our bed that I’ve been dying to fill in, and finally this past week I hung up something I LOVE.  Burlap Wreath + Old Window = Perfection!
burlap wreath + old window | oldsaltfarm.com

Isn’t it lovely?

burlap wreath + old window | oldsaltfarm.com

This burlap wreath has been on my “to make” list FOREVER, and now I’m not sure why I put it off for so long!  I want to make another one for my front door…it will be perfect for fall. *Note: I used more burlap than the amount she lists on her tutorial.  Maybe my loops were bigger, or I had more of them, but I wanted to mention it.  I found 7 yard rolls at Michaels for $9.99, paid $5 with my 50% off coupons, and used two of them, equaling 14 yards.

I’m a collector of old windows, and I have a stack up in my attic.  Whenever I see them, I grab them up, even if I don’t know at that exact moment what I’m going to use it for.  You never know when you’re to need one!  This one was already white, so I just took a sander and roughed it up a little bit to remove a little more of the paint. I like my windows nice and distressed!

I used a light brown twill tape to hang the wreath on the window, and I love it.  Twill tape has great texture, is thicker than ribbon, holds its shape well, and comes in some great colors. You can get it in the ribbon and/or trimmings section at JoAnn Fabrics.

So…just two simple things add up to be still simple, but fabulous!

burlap wreath + old window | oldsaltfarm.com

Are you looking for old windows?  My best bets are:

1.  The side of the road!  I find out when heavy trash day is in areas that are most likely to have older windows, then I drive by the week before and scout it out.  I’ve found a lot that way!  When I see them just by chance, like I said earlier, I always grab them.

2.  Habitat Re-Store:  It’s a hit and miss here, but they do sometimes have them. It’s worth looking for if you’re there anyway, and there’s always stuff to look at!

3.  Spread the word!  Let people you know that you’re looking, and that you’re interested in finding some. I’ve had calls before from people that know I love them, and more eyes on the road don’t hurt.  :)

 

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17 Comments

    1. I don’t know, lol. It was new when we bought it, but we didn’t pick anything out, so I’m not sure. I can try and find out for you, though!!

    1. Thank you so much, Tanya!!! I was so excited to find something that would really go with the bed and linens. Thanks for stopping by!! xo

    1. Thank you! We’ve used several different methods, but this time we attached a large picture bracket to either side of the window, put two nails in the wall, and slid the brackets on. xo

  1. I love the wall color, would you share the color. I am looking to repaint our bedroom.
    Thanks..

    1. I don’t know, lol! It was painted that color when we moved in, but I’m going to try and find out, then let you know!

      1. Thanks,
        I used one of the photos on the post on Behr’s paint app and Sherwin Williams paint app to try and make it. Got several different colors with the shadows. Some look pretty close.
        -Susie

    1. We did make that! The headboard and footboard are made from pallets! Here’s the link to how we made it…https://oldsaltfarm.com/2012/04/wood-pallet-bed.html

  2. I LOVE your site! I check it out everyday in total excitement to see what your are up to next…also follow you on Instagram. :) I LOVE all the incredible inspiration, and I use your ideas constantly. THANK YOU so much! You’re seriously the best. :)
    Did you make your bed linens? Wish my bedroom looked like this. So cute.
    :)sharon

    1. You are SO kind, thank you so for the wonderful compliments, for being such an awesome reader. ♥ I didn’t make my bed linens–they came from Target (online), and were a steal for only $80 for the whole set! Compared to others that were similar, they were the lowest price by far. My kind of deal! xo

  3. Hi Kierste! So, I just got an old window yesterday with one of the glass panes missing thinking yours didnt have glass in it. I see now that yours does have glass. Do you think you could also do this with a window with no glass in it? I think it would look fine, but this is my first old window project :). Love your site and follow it almost daily! You’ve inspired me to do several things, like get organized! :)

    1. You can absolutely do it with no glass in it!! It will be just as cute, so no worries! Glad you found one…it always makes me happy when I do!!! :)

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