I’ve always admired the use of antique and farmhouse doors and windows in decorating, and wanted to incorporate at least one somehow, but wasn’t sure how or where.
Here is some Pinterest inspiration:
Then, one day a friend and I went to an antiques store just to browse, and I found this old window pane. The original patina was okay, but a little too rustic and yellow for my room. I also needed to be sure I carefully sanded in a contained garbage bag (in case there was a potential for lead paint – I didn’t have a test kit) and then I repainted, distressed a little, and sealed it for protection.
A close up of the layers of paint underneath the finish I put on it…
The project reminded me of the farmhouse door I helped a friend convert to a command center for her hallway, which was a really cool find.
What is your experience with preserved boxwood? How long does it last, and any tips on making it last longer?