Two months ago I was at a yard sale.
Don’t you love a story that starts out like that?
I was wearing yoga pants and a messy bun and something that almost resembled a robe and these big floppy shoes because I only planned on taking the twins to school. I was just driving to school and back first thing in the morning. I wasn’t going to get out of the car.
I saw the yard sale sign.
What is an almost robe-wearing, floppy shoe, messy bun person with yesterday’s eyeliner supposed to do?
I had to go.
What if I missed something?
And I was right.
I might have missed this window. It showed up with its reclaimed wood self and its chips and its flaws and its world-weary patina. And the best part?
It brought a friend.
Here it is in all its yard sale glory.
It sat in my room with its friend for two months waiting for me to figure out what to do with it. Have you ever had a yard sale find like that? You are all about it. You pay $10 and you pat yourself on the back and tell yourself you are amazing. And then you bring it home and it just sits there.
Waiting for you to be inspired.
This is a find-a-window-at-a-yard-sale-solution-post PSA.
If you have a window or an architectural piece or even a mirror or an over-sized frame and you have no idea what to do with it.
This is the post for you.
Here is one reclaimed wood window four different ways.
Option 1: Hang a flower basket
This is a basket that I got at a local boutique.
It has a rope handle that is tied on either side.
I simply hung it in the middle of the frame and added fresh flowers to it.
If you want to use fresh flowers, simply add a tiny vase full of water inside. If you like faux flowers (which just between us are looking more and more real every day), simply add the flowers and hang.
Here are some close-ups of the flower basket.
Option 2: Hang a sign
If you want to add a little character to your window, layer in a sign in the center.
I’m a little bit partial to this sign.
It came from my product line.
You could also layer in another window on top.
Or another architectural piece.
Or something else that you come up with because you are full to the brim with amazingness.
Option 3: Hang a plate
This is almost an arranged yard sale marriage.
You know I am all about whiteware.
I buy it at almost every yard sale I go to.
I love the white against the reclaimed wood.
I love how the reclaimed wood picks up the vase full of wood slices.
An oval platter might work as well.
Or even a series of plates.
Option 4: add a wreath
This is such a simple option, but so pretty.
The boxwood wreath makes the wood pop.
It might look pretty hanging from a ribbon, too.
So there you have it.
An almost robe-wearing, floppy shoe, messy bun person with yesterday’s eyeliner.
A reclaimed wood window.
A yard sale.
And a happily-ever-after.
Are you curious which option I ended up deciding on?
My lips are sealed.
You’ll have to stop by the house for sweet tea. 🙂