Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Old Windows


One day in late June, my daughter and I were driving home & I took a shortcut through a nearby neighborhood.   It was then I spotted 2 windows leaned up against someone's trash. 

I did not stop for those windows because:

1.  My daughter was with me & I know the whole thing would have mortified her & perhaps scarred her for life & then I'd have to hear about it my whole life how I scarred her for life.

2.  I know people in the neighborhood & honestly I was kind of embarrassed to be caught picking trash.

The next morning, my daughter & I were the only ones awake as she was getting ready for school.  I remarked to her that I had forgotten to tell her Dad about the windows last night.  (I was hoping he'd go get them for me.)  I knew it was too late at this point & I gave them up for lost.

That afternoon, coming home from work, I was pulling into our driveway,  when I spotted the craziest thing leaning up against our garage...it was the windows!    I couldn't believe it!

Here comes the crazy stuff:

I ran into the house & asked my husband how he knew I wanted those windows!
He said he vaguely heard me (in his sleep!) commenting to Olivia about windows in the trash.

I never mentioned the location of the windows!
He drove around the nearby neighborhoods until he found windows & figured those were the ones. 

He rescued them before the garbarge truck had come!
I guess it was just meant to be that I have these windows.

So here is one of the two:



My husband thought I was crazy when I asked him to take the glass out of it.  He thought I'd be happy the glass wasn't broken.  So much for that.  lol 

With a little paint & some chicken wire, this is what one of them looks like so far:


So stay tuned, my friends, because this is not the end of this little pretty!

33 comments:

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

This is going to be good! Love old windows and chicken wire!

Anne said...

love it!!

Jana@Transformations From the Heart said...

What a great find and sweet of your dh for picking them up. Can't wait to see what you do with them.

Terri said...

Hi Gina,

I LOVE that window! What a sweet and attentive hubby to listen and respond that way. Thanks for the kind words, my friend. I AM remaining positive. I feel too well to do otherwise!

Linda said...

Wow, kudos to your very attentive hubby. I can't wait to see what you do with them. Have a good week. Linda

Debbie said...

Wooohooo! I really do love that window, and I love what you did with the wire. The best part of the story is that your husband loves you enough to go on a window hunt.

I just love that!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

AWESOME!!!!

Love your windows and love your DH for doing that for you.

Yes, he's a keeper!!!!

cathywhatisoldisnew said...

That is a sweet story! That will make the transformation even more special.

sweet violets said...

Awesome hubby and awesome windows.....can't wait to see the finished product!!!

Lorilee said...

I love chicken wire. I can't wait to see them finished.
Blessings,
Lorilee

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Gina,

Wow! Your husband really does pay attention. :)

I love the chicken wire in the window frame. I can't wait to see what else you use.

Dee

AngelaECS at Number Fifty-Three said...

Gorgeous windows & you have an awesome husband. :)

Angela

anangloinquebec said...

Perfect! Okay, so Gina, I am now going to follow your lead. I picked up a few windows myself about a month ago...they are leaning up against a wall in my basement....waiting.

Barbara F. said...

Gina, what a great husband you have! I love point #2 :) I can't wait to see the finished project. You have the best transformation ideas. xo

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Fantastic!! Can't wait to see the rest. What a loving husband!!

Grammy Goodwill said...

How very thoughtful - and attentive - of your husband to find those windows for you. I liked the glass in them, but I like the chicken wire, too.

Gail said...

Oh Gina, they are beautiful old windows!! I love that you added chicken wire and can't wait to see what else you have in store for them. Enjoy your day, Gail

Janet said...

That was so sweet of your husband and so funny you then wanted the glass taken out! Really love the chicken wire and will look forward to seeing what else you do with it!

Shannon at Fox Hollow Cottage said...

OOOhhhhhh.... that is SUCH a cool shape. I even "ooohhhhed" out loud and Austin asked if I was okay. hehe
That is one SUPER HUBBY. He gets loads of points for that one :))) It's awesome G. Totally awesome.

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

Lucky lady that was so sweet of him to search for your window. I like the chicken wire better.

Leslie said...

Oh great!!! I love playing with old windows ~ there are so many possibilities. I love the chicken wire.
Happy Tuesday.

Gypsy Heart said...

He's definitely a keeper! Can't wait to see what the reveal will be. Looks good thus far ~

xo
Pat

Audrey-eleganteconomies.blogspot.com said...

You have a sweetheart of a husband, Gina! Mine does the same...we are blessed!

NanaDiana said...

WOW! THAT is just to remind you that God answers prayers! I LOVE that he found them and they are GREAT windows. Love the chicken wire in them- xo Diana

Bliss said...

I think i'mmmmmm gonna like ittttt....

Bliss

Diane said...

Waiting!!!!

Jann Olson said...

Awesome Gina! I can't believe that your hubby drove around looking for them. He's a keeper! Hey girl, I think it was meant to be. I'm afraid I would have had to have scarred my daughter and grabbed them the first time. Glad they were still there. Can't wait to see what your genius mind is creating.
Hugs,
Jann

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

What a guy...love the chicken wire. The size of these windows is great. Love the tall, skinny look!

Maria Elena said...

Gina, how awesome! You see! Our husbands really listen to us! LOL Even when we don't think they do!What a great story and beautiful windows. I agree! They were meant to be yours! Can't wait to see what you do!

Debbiedoo's said...

How cool Gina!!~ Great find there my friend. Not sure if you got the last memo Newbie pick was going up today. Sorry for the confusion, and no big deal anyhow, when it gets up it gets up:) Thank you dear.

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

Ooo I see great possibilities there! And bless your husband's heart!
~betty

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What are you up to with this? I bet whatever it is it will be fabulous!!! :D

Ana said...

Oh my goodness Gina, what a great story...but what's even more great is your hubby going out and looking for them. How sweet is that? What a lucky gal you are...He is definitely a keeper...Hee, Hee, Hee. The window looks great. Can't wait to see the other one.

Mucho lovin'
❤Ana

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