Upcycling An Old Window With A Galvanized Tray & Farmhouse Decor Transfers

I paid $1 for this old window at a garage sale last fall.


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I really didn't do much prep to it.  I liked the color, a yellowy mustard.  I washed it down good with hot soapy Dawn Dish Soap.  I also used a used a razor blade scraper to remove some paint on the glass.

Then I cleaned the glass with Windex and paper towel.


I then pulled out the remaining Redesign with Prima Everyday Farmhouse Decor Transfers in the tube.

I just love these decor transfers.  I have used several of these on other farmhouse projects.

I cut out the words I wanted to use on my window panes, and laid them in place.

When I peeled the white paper backing off of the transfer, I hovered over my window pane until it was centered.  (The transfer sticks down  immediately upon touching a glass surface, and there's no moving it.)

You get one shot to get it centered before rubbing it on the glass.  

I decided I wanted to add more transfers to window pane two.

I liked the way it turned out.

For the bottom of the window, I chose to add this Spring Shop metal tray from Hobby Lobby.  I found it in a Hobby Lobby store at 40% off.

The width was perfect for the bottom of the window.

The only problem was a lip around the top edge of the tray.  Laying a couple of paint sticks on the window bottom worked as a shim to even up the tray sides.

The tray was attached to the window bottom with four sheet metal screws.  A ratchet wrench and pre-drilled holes made it much easier to get the screws in tight in a tight area. 

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A sawtooth hanger was added to the window back with screws instead of nails.

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I hung the window in my covered patio area.

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I placed faux plants on the tray today.  It's cold in northern Minnesota!

Just look at the snow in the window glass reflection!

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Decor transfers and Hobby Lobby sale items to the farmhouse decor rescue!

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