Cathedral Window Transformed Into Pretty And Practial Farmhouse Decor

April 2, 2016

 Cathedral window frame transformed into farmhouse decor

It's hard to believe that as I sit here and write this we are in the midst of a torrential thunderstorm, while just a few short hours ago I was taking photos for this post and the sunlight was streaming in. I guess even April showers are a bit early this year. But I'm not complaining. I love thunderstorms and it gives me an excuse to cozy up with the dog on the couch and get caught up on my posts.



thrift store wooden cathedral window frame

Sometimes the best projects really are the simple ones. Case in point: this dark cathedral "window" frame, sans window, that had seen better days. I'm not sure if it had a window or maybe even a mirror inside it originally but clearly it was going solo now. I've had it for so long (waiting patiently in the to-do pile) that I can't even remember where I bought it. I believe it was at a local resale store. I know I would not have paid more than $6 for it, and it was probably less. I originally bought it to use as a jewelry display piece, but I abandoned that idea somewhere along the way. And now I'm glad I did.


thrift store wooden cathedral window frame

You can see that it was mostly dark, almost black, and even red in some spots. It was also just banged up enough to make my heart sing. I loved that it had a shelf for: 1. being able to balance it on a table so that I don't have to hang it on the wall if I don't want to and: 2. having a spot to rest some special decor pieces on when using it in a vignette.

thrift store wooden cathedral window frame

You can see the wire that was already strung across the back of it. I figured I could add two more wires beneath it and use the wires to to hang pictures from. I also saw it being used as a message center of sorts as well.

Cathedral window frame transformed into farmhouse decor

Three coats of white paint later and ta-da! I'm giddy with how spring-y it makes me feel, and how the colors really brighten my mood.  See how just a little white paint can transform a thrifted cathedral window frame into pretty and practical farmhouse decor? 
Brightly colored paper flowers hanging from farmhouse window frame

Before I even added any more wire I just had to hang these gorgeous and oh-so-springy paper flowers I picked up at Target for $3.00. I knew the colors would just pop against the white. For now I'm happy with my cathedral window just the way it is.

Brightly colored paper flowers hanging from farmhouse window frame

Brightly colored paper flowers hanging from farmhouse window frame

 
Well Made Heart It's Your Time to Bloom free printable



I added this gorgeous spring printable on a clipboard for another splash of color. I got it from Well Made Heart. You have to stop over there and download a free copy to add to you printables library! (Wait, am I the only one with a printables library?)



Cathedral window frame transformed into farmhouse decor

Here I added a thrifted colander filled with faux robins' eggs that I still had out from Easter. I think it's springy enough to be left out for a while, don't you?  

enamelware colander used as bird egg nest

enamelware colander used as bird egg nest

I picked up the small colander at Goodwill for a song. It came with a matching larger one that I also filled with eggs and used for Easter decor.  I can tell that I'll be having fun and playing around with this painted cathedral "window" for a long time to come. 

Before/After Cathedral window frame transformed into farmhouse decor

What do you think?


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My thrift store addiction said...

So lovely, Kathleen! Thrifty transformations like this are the best!

Sharon @ Blue Willow House said...

Love the transformation and you know how I love Target finds. sb

Susie @ The Chelsea Project Blog said...

Hi Kathleen,
Thanks so much for linking to Frugal Mommas. We love having you share with us. XOXO Susie from The Chelsea Project

Tuula @ Thrifty Rebel Vintage said...

What a great makeover. Your window looks fabulous! I see one of your colanders that you mentioned. Love the white!

Diana Petrillo said...

Nice makeover, Kathleen. I love the cathedral shape--sets it apart from all the rest. The flowers from Target are darling. Nice job!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

SO much better since you gave it a fresh spring makeover!

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