Hi everyone, just thought I would tell you about this great old farmhouse chippy window that I found. I discovered this really neat online facebook auction in my area that puts loads of farmhouse items up for auction. The auction ends every week on Sunday. All week long new items keep being put up for bid. The first few weeks I just watched and I actually missed out on a couple of items that I really wanted! Then one week up came this really neat old window and I decided it was time to put in a bid. I waited patiently until a few minutes before the auction ended and put in my bid….and I won! This everyone is what I won,
I also bid on and won this great wooden box as well. I used it to make a nice spring centerpiece. You can see how I made the centerpiece here.
Anyway, back to the window! I picked up the window and saw that it was just what it looked like in the picture. You never know when you buy online what exactly you are getting. The window was extremely dirty. There were some lovely cobwebs all over it and I’m pretty sure there was also a little bird poop on it as well. Once I got it home it was time to give it a good cleaning. I was a little hesitant because the caulking around the window panes was extremely old. It was already cracking and bits of it were falling off.
I decided to use a soft brush and a bucket of soapy water to give it a scrub down. I gently scrubbed in the corners and sides of the widow panes. One side of the window seemed more delicate than the other side. I am assuming this was the side that was facing out to the elements. The good side is the side I plan on displaying.
The old caulking on the one side was so damaged that I thought that some of the window panes may be loose and possibly fall out. To fix this I taped off the panes and applied some clear caulking around the panes.
I had a brief moment of panic when the caulking came out white! But not to worry, it turns from white to clear as it dries. I also, remembered to pull the tape off before the caulking dried so it wouldn’t pull off the caulking I so carefully just applied.
Once the caulking was good and dried I carefully cleaned the glass with glass cleaner. You can hardly tell that there is any caulking on it at all its so clear! It is just a little shiny. I kind of want to paint over the really bad side of the window (the side I caulked) but I think the caulking will be fine for now. At least I don’t have to worry if the window panes will fall out.
Now that the window is nice and clean and free of cobwebs and bird poop I can actually display it. I put it on my mantle with a bunch of spring decor. I think it will be a great piece to decorate around as the seasons change.
I just love how it looks! It turned out better than I expected it to.
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