My First Garden Junk Project of 2016!

April 03, 2016

I love it when my junk finds do double duty inside AND outside!  

Like this old weathered window frame with attached sill.  It was a perfect Christmas mantel anchor last December!

 But today it has become junk garden decor with the addition of the galvanized tin box (found at the thrift shop).  I attached it with screws to the to the window's sill.  I also shortened the sill a bit to fit in the space next to the covered patio entrance door.

 I added a Park Designs "Burlap" napkin cut in half, stenciled with black acrylic craft paint, and attached with a staple gun to the inside of the window frame.  I also used Darice 1" alphabet stencils.  Make sure your  stencil brush is very dry when stenciling on fabrics.

Since it is waaaaaayyyyyy to early to plant in northern Minnesota, I am staging my new window box with faux plants!  I am getting my money's worth from this $10 window frame purchase.

My window box planted with verbenas.

After the old curtains became too faded out, I stenciled new curtains HERE.
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Love what you have done to your window. Your so clever. I also like the Christmas one too.

    Hopefully Spring will come soon for you. My roses and iris are in full bloom.
    Wish I could send you some of our beautiful weather.

    Have a great week Charlene.

  2. Oh my gosh Carlene... soooo charming! Pin for the garden junk queen win here!

  3. so creative....and thrifty. :-)

  4. I love it! The addition of the burlap/napkinn valance is the perfect finishing touch. Thanks for stopping by to share with us at Talk of the Town.

  5. I love this Carlene. The curtain is a fun and unique touch! Thanks for linking up to the Talk of the Town party.

  6. So pretty! Love the faux shade you hung in the window.

  7. I love your window Carlene! Hope spring comes soon for you. Thank you for linking to Talk of the Town. You are my featured pick for this week. Enjoy your weekend.
    Julie @ Love My Simple Home

  8. Hi Carlene, discovering your blog is wonderful.


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